Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 28–May 16
Fairfax Lord of Life
Instructor: Jay Ryan
Class limit: 16
Learn the ancient strategy game of chess. The first two classes will be devoted to learning the rules and how the pieces move, and so is aimed at beginners or those looking for a refresher. Subsequent classes will be divided between play between classmates and lectures on rules, strategy, tactics, and classic games. Chess sets and boards will be provided; just bring your brain.
Jay Ryan retired after a 35-year career as an economist and program manager at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ryan played tournament chess in his youth and reached the rank of Expert, one level below Master. He continues his interest in chess, playing on-line and running a club for children at a local library.