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Advanced Online Chess Classes - Tuesdays, with IM Mark Plotkin

  • November 07, 2023
  • 7:30 PM
  • January 02, 2024
  • 9:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Class


  • Course of eight classes on middlegame techniques.
  • Full eight-week course, 50% discount for ACC members.
  • 50% discount for ACC members.

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Advanced Zoom Classes - Tuesday evenings, online 

In this eight-week course, IM Mark Plotkin teaches:

Mastering the Middlegame. These ninety-minute classes start at 7:30 PM each Tuesday via Zoom. You can purchase the entire course or single classes.

Instructor: IM Mark Plotkin

This course is perfect for club players who are looking to improve their game. While this course is geared towards adults, strong junior players may join.

Master the Middlegame: Strategic Chess Course with IM Mark Plotkin!

Ready to revolutionize your chess strategy and dominate the middlegame? Join our exclusive eight-week course with International Master Mark Plotkin and unlock the secrets to strategic brilliance on the board!

Course Highlights - 1 Topic per Week:

  • Week 1: Rooks on the 7th Rank - Commanding the board with mighty rooks.
  • Week 2: Opening Up the Position with an IQP - Exploiting the Isolated Queen's Pawn to gain advantages.
  • Week 3: Fortress - Understanding and breaking through strong defensive setups.
  • Week 4: Compelling Enemy Pawns Forward - Manipulating your opponent's pawn structure to your advantage.
  • Week 5: Compelling Enemy Pawns Sideways - Utilizing lateral pawn advances for strategic gains.
  • Week 6: Activating Inactive Pieces - Bringing dormant pieces to life for a powerful assault.
  • Week 7: Creating Chances in Losing Positions - Turning the tables and finding winning opportunities from difficult positions.
  • Week 8: When to Exchange Queens - Mastering the art of timely queen exchanges for positional superiority.

Why Choose IM Mark Plotkin's Strategic Chess Course?

Expert Guidance: Learn from the expertise of International Master Mark Plotkin, a chess veteran renowned for strategic brilliance and teaching excellence.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Each week delves into a specific topic, ensuring a thorough understanding and practical application of strategic concepts.

Interactive Learning: Engage in live discussions, analysis of classic games, and practical exercises to reinforce your understanding and skills. Along with six questions of homework weekly which will be taken up the following week.

IM Mark Plotkin is a distinguished chess master, one of the top-rated players in Canada with a passion for teaching and a track record of guiding students to strategic mastery.

Classes held online via Zoom.

Discounted pricing applies to ACC Members. A Zoom link will be emailed after registration.


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