Monday, May 18

Last Call for Summer Session I in June

Updated May 21: I have 14 sign-ups for Summer Session I. Most of the six students in Advanced class are rated 1400-1650 while eight students in Intermediate class are 1000-1300. Surprisingly, the average age seems to be quite young, around 9.


USCF Life Master and

Coach of Many Elite Juniors............................Each Class Begins with a 60-75 Min Lecture
Intermediate Class for Students 1000 to 1600...Three Homework Assignments per Session
Advanced Class for Students 1400 to 1800.......One G/30 Game Each Class (Not Rated)
Class Size Restricted to 10 Students................Internet Chess Club is $30/year for Juniors

Session I in June (dates have changed!!!)
  • Advanced Class (1400-1800) on Monday evenings
  • Dates 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 from 8:00 to 10:30 PDT
  • Lecture Topic: Modern Chess Champions: From Kramnik to Topalov, Anand and now Carlsen
  • Intermediate Class (1000-1600) on Tuesday evenings
  • Dates 6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 from 8:00 to 10:30 PDT
  • Lecture Topic: Intermediate Endgames: King + Pawns and Rook + Pawns
Session II in July (tentative dates)
  • Advanced Class (1400-1800) on Monday evenings
  • Dates 7/6, 7/13, 7/20, 7/27 from 8:00 to 10:30 PDT
  • Lecture Topic: Advanced Endgames: Rooks, Minor Pieces and Queens
  • Intermediate Class (1000-1600) on Tuesday evenings
  • Dates 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28 from 8:00 to 10:30 PDT
  • Lecture Topic: Importance of Gaining Tempo
Update May 6: The early entries fall into the ranges 1400 to 1700 for Advanced and 1000 to 1300 for Intermediate, with quite a few kids under age 10.

$80 per 4-week Session. 25% discount to private students or if you attend both Sessions.

REGISTRATION: Send email to michael (at) fpawn (dot) com with your real name, ICC username, age, USCF rating, email address, phone number and the session you wish to sign up for. I will reply with further info, including the final dates and how to pay. First come, first served.

IMPORTANT INFO: All classes will be conducted on the Internet Chess Club. The instructor examines a board for students to follow. He sets up a position or studies a game, communicating through text (kibitz) and by drawing on the board. The students may also speak with the instructor through text (kibitz or tell). Newcomers to online chess should check out this tutorial.

WARNING: Online classes are not for everyone! It is easy for students to become distracted and it is difficult for the teacher to monitor them. Parents are expected to watch their children closely.

QUESTIONS? Send email to Michael Aigner at michael (at) fpawn (dot) com.

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