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Learning to Play

If you are a beginner and want to learn how to play chess, then I would highly recommend starting out taking the two free chess courses offered by The Hadley School for the Blind. The first course, Chess for Beginners, starts you out on ground level teaching you about the chess board, chess pieces, and how each piece moves. Then the second course, Chess: Principals and Strategies, shows you some strategies and tactics that you can apply to the basics you already have learned to help improve your game of chess.

On top of learning how to play the great game of chess, there are also a couple of benefits to taking these two courses.

Once you have completed the two courses, and are a member of the United States Braille Chess Association (US BCA), then we will be here to help you in anyway we can. In the United States Braille Chess Association (US BCA), you will find other members brand new to the game just as yourself, as well as members who have been playing for years who are more than willing to share their experience with you to help keep improving your game.

For more information and to get started on learning this great game, just contact The Hadley School for the Blind at:
By Phone: 1-800-323-4238
Or you can visit their website at www.hadley.edu

Good luck learning the great game of chess, and if you have any questions, please always feel free to Contact Us.

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