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Marvellous Chess Classes - #2

April 13, 2023 10:50 AM | Deleted user

This evening (Thursday, April 13) at 7:00 PM, is our second Marvellous Chess class. 

This is an online class taught by FM Michael Humphreys.

Marvellous Chess (MC) means targeted online chess instruction that:

  • is practical and useful, yet inspiring and creative;
  • you can quickly add to your Monday night tournament-play repertoire;
  • you choose in order to meet your specific needs and interests; and
  • you take less frequently and on an ad hoc basis, thereby lowering both your overall time and financial commitments

MC is targeted at club players who are at the intermediate or advanced level. Most players in our U1400 tournament section will benefit from this class as will many players from our U1800 section. Over the course of 90 minutes, students will receive instruction on three different topics (30 minutes per topic).

Tonight's three topics are as follows:

1. Queen vs. Rook Endgames

This is another endgame which has a reputation for being quite difficult.  Even the great Walter Brown failed to convert it in his famous game against the computer program "Belle".  Despite it’s notoriety, most online content only focuses on the finishing moves of this endgame—they don’t cover what it takes to get there.  In this lesson you will learn how to handle this endgame from start to finish, and convert it even against an engine.

2. Pawn Storms

Whenever there arises a situation with opposite-side castling, the pawn storm becomes the go-to plan.  Depending on one’s opening preferences, pawn storms may be seen quite regularly.  Their proper handling therefore, should be treated by the improving student with the utmost seriousness.  In this lesson, you will learn how to ensure that your pawn storm will crash through before your opponent’s.

3. Doubled Pawns

Of all the weaknesses in chess, doubled pawns are the most misunderstood. Oftentimes they will not be a weak at all but when they are, the techniques for exploiting them are often much different than the expectations of the average club player. 

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What a great selection of topics!

Last week's MC free lesson was well-attended. This week's lesson is not free, but there is a 20% discount for ACC Members. A single drop-in class with  the 20% ACC member's discount is only $28.80 + HST. Four-class bundles are also available.

Registering for the class will help you improve your game, and possibly even give you a winning edge in your ACC tournament game this Monday evening.

Remember that knowledge is power!

Link to our original news post on Marvellous Chess.

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