Eagan Chess Academy
Learning

Learning

Available Courses

Course DescriptionScheduled TimeRegular PriceMember Price
Intro to Chess ages 12+
(1 hour class – 6 classes)
Saturdays 1pm$150 $105$135 $94.50
Intro to Chess ages 5-12
(1 hour class – 6 classes)
Saturdays 10am$150 $105$135 $94.50
Beginner ages 12+
(1 hour class – 6 classes)
Tuesdays 6pm$150 $105$135 $94.50
Beginner ages 5-12
(1 hour class – 6 classes)
Thursdays 6pm$150 $105$135 $94.50
Level 1 Intermediate
(1 hour class – 8 classes)
Tuesdays 7pm$200 $140$180 $126
Level 2 Intermediate
(1 hour class – 8 classes )
Wednesdays 6pm$200 $140$180 $126
Level 3 Intermediate
(1 hour class – 8 classes)
Thursdays 7pm$200 $140$180 $126
Level 1 Expert 
(2 hour class – 6 classes)
Fridays 6pm$300 $210$270 $189
Level 2 Expert 
(2 hour class – 6 classes)
Saturdays 11am$300 $210$270 $189
Level 3 Expert and Beyond
(2 hour class – 8 classes)
Saturdays 2pm$400 $280$360 $252

Register now

Private Lessons

Private lessons are also available! Please use the Contact tab or email private lesson inquiries to: info@EaganChess.com and someone can help determine where to start.

For the safety of our students and instructors, courses and private lessons are currently available via virtual appointment only.

Course Material

BeginnerBoard and Pieces – How Pieces Move
Value of the Pieces
Rules of the Game – Check and Checkmate – Cases of draw
Basic Checkmates
Basic Tactics Patterns
Special Moves: Castling and en passant
Chess Notation
Parts of a Game of Chess: Opening, Middlegame and Endgame
Basic Opening Principles
Basic Endgames
IntermediateOpening Strategy
Initiative
Center and Space – Types of Center
Gambits
Strategy with Major Pieces
Strategy with Minor Pieces
Strategy with Open and Semi-Open Lines
Pawn Structures – Doubled Pawns – Isolated Pawns – Backward Pawns,…
Tactical Sacrifices
Strategical Sacrifices
Checkmate Patterns
Ideas to Attack a Castled King
Pawn Endgames
Drawing Fortresses and Sacrifices
Rook and Pawn Endgames
Experts and BeyondOpenings in Depth – Pawn Structures in Openings
Opening Variants
Assessment and Planning
Calculation Techniques and Training
Defence Techniques
Opposing-side castling – Space Advantage and other Unbalances – IQP
Advanced Endgames