Chess Club at UTD to Offer Training to Youngsters

The University of Texas at Dallas, home to the top-ranked collegiate chess team in the United States and recently named Chess College of the Year by the U.S. Chess Federation, will host chess training sessions for local children during the fall semester.

Offered by the Chess Club at UTD, the four sessions are open to students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area ages six and older. Training will cover such areas as opening theory, tactics, end-game strategy, standard algebraic notion and tournament preparation. Instruction also will be provided to players with little or no prior chess experience who are interested in learning to play.

The sessions all will be held on Saturdays – Sept. 22, Oct. 13, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8. Classes will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. Pre-registration is not required, and attendees can enroll prior to each session. All classes will be held on the UTD campus in Cecil H. Green Hall, Room 2.508.

Tuition is $50 per student per session. Participants do not have to attend all of the sessions, although a $5 discount will be granted to returning players. A noon break is scheduled during each class. Students should bring a lunch; drinks will be provided.

For more information about the chess training sessions, please contact Clemente Rendon or Andrew Whatley at (972) 744-9290. To register in advance, contact [email protected].

About UTD

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls approximately 7,000 undergraduate and 5,000 graduate students. The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university’s Web site at

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