Fred Wilson's Adult and Children's Chess Classes

Private Instruction

Private lessons are available for adults and children. Please call for details.

Fred Wilson’s Adult Chess Classes

The next lecture will be held on:
to be announced, 80 E. 11th Street, Suite 333.

Intermediate to Advanced Players

Fred will go through three or four complete games in the interactive teaching manner for which he is well known. All games relate to the theme of that evening’s session.

Schedule: Classes are generally held the third Friday of each month.
Next lecture: to be announced.

Schedule is tentative; please call the number below to confirm.
Lectures run from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM and are held at:
80 E. 11th Street, Room 333, New York City, between University Place and Broadway.
(In the same building as Fred’s Chess Shop!)
Fee: $15.00 per person.
For more info call 212-533-6381 or send email to:
fred@fredwilsonchess.com

Fred Wilson’s Children’s Chess Classes

Saturday morning classes

Fred will go through a game in the interactive teaching manner for which he is well known. All games relate to the theme of that day's session. Fred is famous for involving yummy chess cookies in the lessons! Games are played under Fred's supervision and with the participation of Fred and his assistant instructor.
Schedule: Classes will generally be held every other Saturday, at 80 E. 11th Street, Room 333, New York City, between University Place and Broadway.
Next classes: suspended indefinitely--call for more info
Classes run from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM & the fee is $25.00 per student for each class.

IF POSSIBLE, CONTACT FRED IN ADVANCE IF YOU WANT YOUR CHILD TO ATTEND ANY OF THESE CLASSES SO HE WILL KNOW HOW MANY CHESS SETS, CLOCKS & CHESS COOKIES (!) TO HAVE AVAILABLE!

Fred will probably also offer a similar schedule of Wednesday/Friday morning chess classes for children in July and will determine the dates by the end of June.

80 E. 11th Street, Room 333, New York City, between University Place and Broadway.


For more info call 212-533-6381 or send email to:
fred@fredwilsonchess.com

About Fred

Fred Wilson, 58, has been a noted chess bookseller, author and teacher for over 25 years. During the last decade he has become increasingly involved in teaching chess to children, and now runs highly regarded chess programs at City and Country School, Grace Church School, Village Community School, Little Red School House and Metropolitan Montessori School, all in New York City.

He has authored eleven books:
A Picture History of Chess
(1981, now out of print),
101 Questions on How to Play Chess
(Dover, 1994, only $2.00!!),
202 Surprising Checkmates
(with Bruce Alberston, Dover Publishing, 1998, $6.95),
303 Tricky Checkmates (with Bruce Alberston, Cardoza Publishing, 1998, $12.95),
303 Tricky Chess Tactics
(with Bruce Alberston, Cardoza Publishing, 1998, $12.95),
303 Tactical Chess Puzzles
(with Bruce Alberston, Sterling Publishing, 2002, $12.95),
202 Checkmates for Children (with Bruce Alberston, Cardoza Publishing, 2004, $9.95),

303 Perplexing Chess Puzzles (with Bruce Alberston, Sterling Publishing, 2004, $12.95),
303 Tricky Chess Puzzles (with Bruce Alberston, Cardoza Publishing, 2005, $12.95),
Classical Chess Matches: 1907-1913 (editor, 1975, now out-of-print)
Lesser-Known Chess Masterpieces: 1906-1915
(editor, 1976, now out-of-print)

 

Fred has two children, Thomas and Rebecca, ages 30 and 32, who are, respectively, a paralegal and rare video dealer, and a writer/journalist. He is very proud of both of them and often says "I must have raised them pretty well as neither one of them asks me for money any more!" He also has a large, "bear-like" gray cat named... Graybear.

Fred likes chess, baseball, running, mass quantities of good food, and a nice Pinot Grigio.

He wishes people would THINK BEFORE THEY MOVE more often, in both chess and life!

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