New Date for Free Chess Workshops

The free Chess Workshop that was cancelled on January 19, 2020 due to weather has now been rescheduled for February 2, 2020.

Don’t forget that there is also a workshop scheduled for February 16! Lots of workshops this month now.

February 2, 2020
Lesson: Middlegame Plans and Opening Essentials: This session will be led by Tal Younis, a local chess expert and reigning champion of the annual Bluenose Open tournament. Players will learn how to make plans and navigate through the middlegame and understand the principles of chess openings as key to middlegame plans. Tal’s session is recommended for players ranging from a rating of 700-1300. However, players of all skill levels are welcome!

February 16, 2020
Lesson: Basic Tactics: This session will be led by Neil MacDonald of the Dalhousie Chess Club. Neil’s lesson will explore basic tactics: pins, forks, skewers, etc., all very important elements to developing chess players. This session is recommended for beginner and intermediate level players. However, players of all skill levels are welcome.

You can find the complete schedule of events and also about the library programs at

Upcoming Events

all-day Canadian Chess Challenge @ Montreal
Canadian Chess Challenge @ Montreal
May 17 – May 18 all-day
Canadian Chess Challenge will be in Montreal this year.
12:00 pm ChessFest 2020 @ Halifax Central Library
ChessFest 2020 @ Halifax Central Library
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm
More information to follow.

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