Beginner Chess with Nolan DeMott (Gr. K+) – Virtual Program

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 — 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
 Learn the basics of chess!

March 24, 2021

Events > Beginner Chess with Nolan DeMott (Gr. K+) – Virtual Program

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm
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Online Event

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We show online events on our big movie screen (when possible) or in a study room. The event is still online and live, not in-person or pre-recorded.

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Grades K and up.

Online Program

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    Join Nolan DeMott as he takes you on the beginning of your chess journey! This class is best suited for elementary-aged children as well as slightly older students who are interested in learning about playing chess. Learn the basics of chess as well as fundamental chess principles (piece development, controlling the center of the board). This program will be held via Zoom. To join us, please register online, and we will email you the link shortly before the meeting. Registration begins on March 17.

    If you need to borrow a chessboard, please call us at (860) 828-7127 or send us an email at, and (if available) we will place one on hold for you to pick up in the library or via our Curbside Pickup service.

    Nolan DeMott is an experienced Chess player with over 12,000 games played on, having achieved a rating of 1900. Nolan started playing Chess at age 5 and started competing in tournaments soon after. In elementary school, he led his elementary school to a Top 4 finish at the Hurvitz Cup a regional team chess tournament, hosted by The Massachusetts Chess Association. While Nolan decided early on to not pursue playing the game at a more serious level, he’s always found the time to play recreationally and teach those who are looking to improve their game.