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ACC Online Classes

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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 7:00 to 8:30 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 7:00 to 8:30 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 with ratings of 1000 to 1800 and even higher 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 anyway.

IM Mark Plotkin, teaches his traditional 8-week competitive chess course on Tuesday evenings. FM Michael Humphreys, teaches his Marvellous Chess 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. Depending on demand, we might add a second weekly course for one or both of our online instructors.

Here is a list of our individual ONLINE courses being offered. All are 8-weeks long except for Marvellous Chess, which runs with 3 weekly topics:

  • Positional Chess (in process now, with Mark Plotkin)
  • Maneuvering Chess (starting June 13, with Mark Plotkin)
  • Strategic Chess (not currently offered)
  • Weaknesses (not currently offered)
  • Tactical Chess (not currently offered)
  • Attacking in Chess (not currently offered)
  • Defending in Chess (not currently offered)
  • Openings Management for the Club Player (offered, earlier this year, with Michael Humphreys)
  • Endgames (offered, earlier this year, with Michael Humphreys)
  • Marvellous Chess (continuously running, with Michael Humphreys)

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