Photo by Rob Lazorchak

Photo by Rob Lazorchak

Chess Clubs

Rob has led chess clubs in dozens of schools, community centers, and even an Air Force base. They are usually an hour per week, and the time is split between a lesson and play. Lessons depend on the group of children, but range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies. Game time is structured using a "ladder system" to ensure players are paired with someone close to their own skill level.