Denver, Colorado 2020-12-21 12:32:02 –
The Netflix series “Queen’s Gambit” has boosted chess set sales and renewed interest in the game. Now Colorado kids have the opportunity to learn games from masters across the country.
Todd Birdwick teaches a day’s virtual chess camp through the South Suburban Recreation Center on Monday, December 28th. Birdwick is a national chess master who has won the Denver Open for the fifth consecutive year from 1992 to 1996.
Birdwick currently teaches full-time. He writes several books about chess and says the game teaches children multiple skills.
“It teaches sportsmanship, spatial awareness, critical thinking, pattern recognition and concentration,” Birdwick said.
In the virtual camp, students learn how individual chess pieces move, as well as opening movements and strategies. Birdwick teaches children how to associate chess movements with Christmas morning opening gifts.
The camp is from 9am to 3:30 pm on December 28th. For children 6-14 years. The cost is $ 74 for residents and $ 80 for non-residents in the South Suburbs.
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