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Elementary Chess Clubs


Youth Programs / Science & S.T.E.M. -
Youth Winter/Spring 2024

Chess is a classic game that develops spatial thinking and strategies and builds focused concentration. Taught by a professional chess coach, the class is geared toward all levels of chess players. Beginners learn basic game rules and opening tactic moves. Intermediate and advanced players learn sophisticated combinations and strategies and advanced opening moves. Now is your chance to bring your game to the next level. The best part of all - CHESS IS FUN! Who knows, maybe your son or daughter is the next wold chess champion like Bobby Fischer!

Hopkins Community Education is excited to provide a pick your price payment option for before and after school programming. Our hope is to provide access to high quality enrichment classes for all Hopkins students. Contact us for more information or to donate more.

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Instructor

Igor Rybakov


Igor Rybakov started playing chess in school as a young boy in his native Belarus. He started teaching chess and checkers to children in Russia over 30 years ago. When he arrived in the United States in 2001, he began teaching chess to students at Hopkins Public Schools and other surrounding west metro areas. In 2010, he was named "Best Chess Coach in Minnesota." Igor believes that chess is "good training for the brain" and is a great team sport that increases a student's logical and strategic thinking abilities. Igor is very excited about the Hopkins Chess Program, where there are a large number of girls playing chess, too, in a sport that has often been dominated by boys.

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YW24-2065

  Igor Rybakov


Eisenhower - Eisenhower Community Center : Multiple Rooms
Mondays, Mar 18 - May 13
2:20 - 4:00 PM

  No Class Apr 1


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Grades   K - 5th

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  Igor Rybakov


Meadowbrook Elementary School : 206 Cafeteria and Hallway
Mondays, Mar 18 - May 13
8:25 - 9:25 AM

  No Class Apr 1


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Grades   K - 5th

YW24-2069

  Igor Rybakov


Gatewood - Gatewood Elementary School : Cafeteria A
Tuesdays, Mar 12 - May 7
2:20 - 3:20 PM

  No Class Apr 2


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Grades   K - 5th

YW24-2071

  Igor Rybakov


Alice Smith Elementary : 105 Computer Lab
Thursdays, Mar 14 - May 23
2:20 - 3:20 PM

  No Class Mar 28, Apr 4 & May 9


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Grades   K - 5th

YW24-2073

  Igor Rybakov


Tanglen Elementary School : 102 - Prefunction
Fridays, Mar 15 - May 10
2:20 - 4:00 PM

  No Class Apr 5


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Grades   K - 5th

YW24-2064 Closed

  Igor Rybakov


Eisenhower - Eisenhower Community Center : Multiple Rooms
Mondays, Jan 8 - Mar 11
2:20 - 4:00 PM

  No Class Jan 15 & Feb 19


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Grades   K - 5th


Online registration is over

YW24-2066 Closed

  Igor Rybakov


Meadowbrook Elementary School : 206 Cafeteria and Hallway
Mondays, Jan 8 - Mar 11
8:25 - 9:25 AM

  No Class Jan 15 & Feb 19


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Grades   K - 5th


Online registration is over

YW24-2072 Closed

  Igor Rybakov


Tanglen Elementary School : 102 - Prefunction
Fridays, Jan 12 - Mar 1
2:20 - 4:00 PM

  No Class Jan 26


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Grades   K - 5th


Online registration is over