Discover the Thrills of Chess on Gili Air

Chess Classes Gili Air
Chess Classes Gili Air

Discover the Thrills of Chess on Gili Air: New Saturday Classes at Oceans 5

Starting from July 20th, the serene island of Gili Air is set to become a hub for chess enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Oceans 5 Gili Air is excited to announce the launch of free classes every Saturday, providing a unique opportunity for both beginners and experienced players to enhance their skills and enjoy the timeless game of chess. The classes will be guided by the renowned teaching method developed by R. Brunia and C. van Wijgerden, the official methodology endorsed by the Dutch Chess Association.

A Structured Approach to Learning

The classes at Oceans 5 Gili Air are designed to cater to a wide range of participants. Whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned player looking to refine your strategies, these sessions offer something valuable for everyone. The foundation of the teaching material, the Brunia and van Wijgerden method, ensures a structured and comprehensive approach to learning chess. This method is well-regarded for its systematic progression and emphasis on both practical and theoretical aspects of the game.

Schedule and Structure

The evenings are thoughtfully divided into two segments to accommodate different age groups. From 18:00 to 20:00, children are invited to dive into the world of chess. This early evening session focuses on making the game enjoyable and accessible for young minds, instilling fundamental concepts and fostering a love for the game. Children will engage in interactive lessons, solving  diagrams, and participating in friendly matches. Following the children’s session, from 20:00 to 22:00, adults take center stage. This later session is tailored to provide a deeper understanding of strategies and advanced techniques. Participants will work through challenging chess puzzles, discuss game theories, and put their knowledge to the test in competitive play.

Practical and Homework-Based Learning

A key feature of the classes at Oceans 5 Gili Air is the blend of practical exercises and homework-based practices. Each week, students are given six diagrams to solve as homework. This approach encourages continuous learning and practice outside of the class, reinforcing the concepts covered during the sessions. The homework not only helps in improving problem-solving skills but also prepares students for the next class, where solutions and strategies will be discussed in detail.

The Benefits of Learning Chess

Chess is more than just a game; it is a powerful educational tool that offers numerous cognitive and developmental benefits. Incorporating chess into the normal education system has shown significant improvements in logical thinking, pattern recognition, and decision-making skills. These classes are designed not only to teach the game but also to enhance critical thinking abilities and perseverance. One of the profound lessons that the game imparts is the understanding that in life, much like in chess, you can’t always win. This acceptance helps in building resilience and a positive attitude towards challenges and failures. Chess also promotes independence and self-discipline, as it requires players to make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes.

Join the Gili Air Chess Club

The Gili Air Chess Club invites everyone to be a part of this enriching and enjoyable experience. The best part? It’s absolutely free. Whether you’re looking to introduce your child to a new intellectual pursuit or seeking to challenge yourself in a stimulating environment, these classes offer the perfect platform. At Oceans 5 Gili Air, the goal is to create a vibrant chess community where players of all ages can learn, grow, and share their passion for the game. The picturesque setting of Gili Air adds a unique charm to the learning experience, making it a delightful way to spend your Saturday evenings.


Mark your calendars for July 20th and every Saturday thereafter, and head over to Oceans 5 Gili Air for an evening of chess and camaraderie. Embrace the opportunity to learn from the best, with the expertly crafted teaching method of R. Brunia and C. van Wijgerden guiding you through the intricacies of chess. Whether you’re a curious beginner or a seasoned player, these free chess classes promise to be a rewarding and fun-filled journey. Join the Gili Air Chess Club and let the games begin!

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