Monday, 24 July 2017

Foundation Course at the Institute for Chess Excellence

Introducing Our First Foundation Course in August






CHESS TRAINING: LEVEL 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS

We are pleased to offer a chess course in to build up your chess – targeting young players rated 1200-1500 – based on Grandmaster Artur Yusupov’s award winning chess improvement series.
There will be a minimum of 24 lessons interspaced with participation in competitions to be conducted over the course of a year.
  • START: AUGUST 2017
  • DAYS & TIME: MOST SUNDAYS FROM 3-5 P.M., ON SOME PUBLIC HOLIDAYS AND WHERE POSSIBLE EVEN DURING THE SCHOOL TERM BREAKS.
  • FEES: RM 200 MONTH
  • VENUE: INSTITUTE FOR CHESS CHESS EXCELLENCE / MALAYSIAN CHESS FEDERATION NATIONAL CHESS ACADEMY
  • PRE-REQUISITE: LOVE FOR THE GAME AND WILLINGNESS TO INVEST TIME TO STUDY AND PLAY

TOPICS
1. Mating motifs
2. Mating motifs 2
3. Basic opening principles
4. Simple pawn endings
5. Double check
6. The value of the pieces
7. The discovered attack
8. Centralizing the pieces
9. Mate in two moves
10. The opposition
11. The pin
12. The double attack
13. Realizing a material advantage
14. Open files and Outposts
15. Combinations
16. Queen against pawn
17. Stalemate motifs
18. Forced variations
19. Combinations involving promotion
20. Weak points
21. Pawn combinations
22. The wrong bishop
23. Smothered mate
24. Gambits
http://instituteforchessexcellence.org/introducing-our-first-foundation-course-in-august/

Registration link: http://caturmalaysia.com/institute-for-chess-excellence-chess-training-level-1-the-fundamentals/

Monday, 3 July 2017

Category Grading Begins - Sunday Weekend Rapid Series Starts 9 July 2017


http://caturmalaysia.com/sunday-weekend-rapid-chess-series-1-registration/

We have kept the entry fee low and allocated 70 percent of collection for prizes (winning small amounts of cash after paying high entry fees, as has been much the norm for other non-sponsored chess events, should not be the objective of a day enjoying playing chess).

I doubt the 30 percent kept can even defray costs but it is not about profit with our activities.

Still, we guarantee that with every ten entries, there will be one prize, all will also get certificates and more importantly will enter and be part of the category grading system.