Strategies and Tactics

Strategies and tactics are the life's blood of a chess player. Being able to understand, create, and properly utilize strategies and techniques is the major difference between beginning and class players. A student of the game has no hope of ever advancing his or her level of play if he or she does not understand and master chess strategies and tactics. 

Chess Tip of the Day:
Solve chess problems and puzzles in your head for maximum benefit!
 
 
Player of the week

William Carter, III is a 10 year old 5th grader at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. William has placed first in several tournaments this year and has lead his team to numerous tournament victories throughout the year. William is an outstanding chess player, and has just begun to scratch the surface of his immense talent and potential.

Puzzle:
White to move. What is the best continuation?
Alumni of the Year

Satiya Ewing-Boyd is a 12 year old 7th grade student at the Washington D.C. International School (DCI). Satiya successfully lead her team to two city championships, a Mid-Atlantic Regional championship and numerous other tournament victories throughout the 2013-2014 school year. Her exceptional leadership and outstanding play pushed her team to the highest levels of success throughout the year. Her calming voice and reassuring presence are both missed and irreplacable.

Bravo Zulu Chess                  Academy

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