Player Experiences, Trainer Observations, and Arbiter Insights
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