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Teaching the Joy of Chess to Fun City In 1966, at the beginning of a NYC transit strike, Mayor John Lindsay made the mistake of saying, "I still think it's a fun city." Millions of stranded commuters disagreed, and the sarcastic "Fun City" quickly became a popular slogan. Well, NY a fun city. Whether it's Coney Island, pizza-by-the-slice, the Met, or the world's best sports teams -- it's all here, if you know where to look. The same applies to finding quality chess training from cheerful people with a positive social attitude.
My name is Jason Ciano, and I am a chess trainer with National (USCF) and International (FIDE) certifications. I have brought the joy of chess to adults and children for more than 20 years. I believe that the best chess instruction is and social experience. My youngest students, for example, often enjoy learning the names of the pieces by using them for toys. As we progress, this grows into the thrill of earning trophies, winning tournaments, and taking field trips to meet the world's top players. Chess has even provided my students with full college scholarships!
Chess is a practical blend of logic and imagination. It trains the ability to form plans and think strategically. Just as it is in life, each move has consequences, and each move should advance a sound basic idea toward a long-term goal. The skills that I teach can improve academic success and help students to build stable, organized lives.
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