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Level 2: Foundation

This group centralizes around the idea of pattern recognition. Students will learn about the relationship between pieces, and how certain patterns can be used to gain an advantage. They will also begin to better understand each stage of the game, opening, middlegame, and endgame. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize existing tactical patterns, complete all of their basic checkmates, and win a game when they have a significant material lead!

Topics in this level include:
Opening Basics
Tactics
Piece Relationships
Notation.