Hello Learners Chess Parents and Friends!

Happy New Year! Our Spring Semester before and after school chess programs are starting up in two and a half weeks!

Click here to register if you haven't yet. Remember, all students need to re-register for the Spring. We did not do full year registrations this year, so if you haven't specifically registered for the Spring yet, you need to do that soon! We are delivering flyers to all of our schools for new students early next week!


And stay tuned for the announcement of our summer camps coming soon!

Beginner/Intermediate Puzzle:
The Back Rank Mate!

This is a forced Mate in 3 for white. White will move, forcing a certain response from black, and then again, and then finally checkmate: all forcing moves.
We'll send the correct solution in our next email.
Advanced Puzzle:
Fun Anti Chess Puzzle!

Here is a fun one if you haven't seen it yet!

White to move and NOT CHECK MATE! In this puzzle most any move White can make will checkmate the Black King. Except there is one move White can make that will not checkmate the Black King. We'll send out the answer to this one in our next email.

Feel free to reply to this email with your solutions and we'll let you know if you got it right!
  Chess Practice Online!
Learn and Brush Up on The Basics

Both these links come from the free and open sourced chess website, lichess.org. The site is free and has no ads. You can create an account for free and set it to "kid mode" for your kids to play on without you having to constantly monitor.
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  • Or make a donation to support our need-based scholarship fund and other charitable projects such as Learners Without Borders and the Central NM Team Chess League!
Thank you for reading and staying connected!

-Coach Victor Lopez and the enitre team at Learners Chess
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