The Board Room - Chess Baltimore
Teaching value one pawn at a time.
The Board Room – Chess, Defining purpose and strengthening values, self esteem and integrity one pawn at a time. We are committed to creating safe spaces for our youth to develop, learn and interact while learning and perfecting the game of chess. We envision young people learning the game of chess and applying it’s principles and strategies to life’s situations, all the while, making positive decisions. We envision strengthening our communities by teaching our youth values, self esteem and promoting positive forward thinking, respect, and responsibility for all members.
2019 Knight's Pawn Tournament, battle for 2nd and 3rd place.
Food for Thought
The beauty of chess is it can be whatever you want it to be. It transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and socioeconomic background. Whatever your circumstances, anyone can enjoy a good fight to the death over the chess board.” – Simon Williams
“When you see a good move, look for a better one.”-Emanuel Lasker
“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev
“Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.” – Blaise Pascal
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The Board Room - Chess offers lessons at all levels. Beginners start at age 6. Beginners learn the names and movements of each piece. They also learn how to set and arrange the playing board. We have an amazing range of club activities. From free game play time to planned programming, we are committed to ensure a fun and safe experience for all. Each participant receives a t-shirt, and chess journal. Lunch will be served each session. Get in touch to learn more about all our offerings.
The Board Room - Chess provides an opportunity to disconnect from the daily grind and enjoy some quality time with others who have some knowledge of the game of chess.. Our amateur players have played chess for as many as 10 years. Some starting as early as 5yrs old and are ranked by the FIDE (World Chess Federation). Here they get to practice at game situations with experienced chess coaches. Those who are serious about the game get to receive lessons from International Chess Champion William Morrison. All participates who complete the session will be able to participate in the annual Knight's Pawn Tournament hosted by Quiet Time Inspirations in June.
Our intermediate players have been playing for 2-5 years. They may not have a FIDE rating but they are well on their way to being rated. Our intermediate players are able to spot game situations sooner than beginners and are able to defend and attack with more thought. Mistakes commonly made by beginners are no longer made at this level.
The game of chess has been said to be very similar to life. Each day we are faced with challenges, setbacks and choices. It is very important that when the time arrives, the best decisions are made. The game of chess requires patience and is won when players make good decisions. Life's successes also comes when we make good decisions. At the Board Room we place a great emphasis on making good decisions, teamwork, good sportsmanship, respect of authority and maintaining a level of self esteem.