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On the edge of Toronto's Annex neighbourhood

ACC Online Classes

Online student

IM Mark Plotkin

FM Michael Humphreys



  • Two great instructors, IM Mark Plotkin and FM Michael Humphreys, are teaching new ACC online chess classes to intermediate and advanced students, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM; part of an 8-week series of classes.
  • Highly sophisticated, custom chess teaching curriculums.
  • Classes are aimed at students who are already playing rated tournaments.
  • 20% discounted pricing for ACC club members.


Annex Chess Club (ACC) has on-line chess classes running weekly, both Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. These classes are for those INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED players who enjoy learning chess in a Zoom setting from the comfort of their homes. Our classes are aimed at both adult and junior players who are working hard on their chess games, and are already playing in rated tournaments. A student's current ELO rating level is generally not an issue and students who normally play in our U1800 and U1400 sections (say CFC 1200+) will do well with these online courses. Class sizes presently range from 5 to 12 students and adults and juniors are grouped together, since they're already playing together in rated tournaments.

IM Mark Plotkin, teaches his 8-week course on Tuesday evenings. FM Michael Humpreys, teaches his 8-week course on Thursday evenings. These instructors are two of the best online chess teachers available. Both are Toronto-based and may frequently be seen teaching and/or playing at Annex Chess Club on Monday evenings. Both Mark and Michael have developed their own comprehensive chess teaching curriculums that cover a wide range of topics.

Students may register for an entire course or instead purchase one or more classes on an à la carte basis. In either case, if a student misses a class, they do not lose the class purchased and can use it (via substitution) at any time during the following 6-month period. Depending on demand, we may add a second weekly course for one or both of our online instructors.

Here is a partial list of our individual ONLINE courses being offered via 8-weeks of classes.

  • Positional Chess (coming soon!)
  • Strategic Chess
  • Maneuvering Chess
  • Weaknesses
  • Tactical Chess
  • Defending in Chess
  • Attacking in Chess
  • Openings Management for the Club Player (offered now)
  • Endgames

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