Checkmate: Local boy to organize free online chess lessons for students


A student from Fairhaven Primary School wants to share his passion for playing chess with other young people in the community.

He hopes to do so by offering free online chess lessons, which he says will bring back positivity as the country faces a deadly third wave.

Gareth Maistry (12) told the Rising Sun he fell in love with the game of chess after his father, Gregory, taught him how to play when he was seven.

“My father is an excellent chess player. I downloaded apps, read books and watched a lot of videos to improve myself at chess, ”Gareth shared.

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He will host free online chess lessons via Zoom from Wednesday July 14 to Friday July 16.

“I host these online chess lessons for students aged 10 to 12. Please join me via Zoom between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to learn the game of chess. This is a beginners course. I will explain the history of the game, the rules, etc. Gareth added.

He shared that he will virtually speak to other children through the word chess.

“It’s hard to get out and socialize during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun and learn in a responsible and safe manner. Join me for an exciting, free and educational course, ”Gareth said. You can contact him at 067-226 2452-for more details.


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