Upcoming Class Activity: Sunday April 6th Lesson + Quad Tournaments
Lesson 2:00pm - Art of Attack
Quad Tournaments 3:00pm On Sunday 4/6 I'll hold a lesson on the Art of Attack, which will include such themes as attacking the castled/uncastled King, Mating Patterns, Ranks/Files/Diagonals in attacking the King & more at 2:00pm followed NWSRS-rated Quad or Swiss Tournaments (3+ games vs. players closely rated, chess-themed prizes for the winners) starting at 3:00pm.
Lesson at 2pm, if playing in Quads only please check-in 2:45-2:55pm. Most sections will probably be over by 5pm, some higher rated Quads may last until 6:00pm; Chess-themed prizes for the winners.
Register/RSVP by emailingor calling/texting me by Friday night and make payment ($15 single/$20 both) as you check-in. I will send a reminder the day before which will list the current entries.
+++ Last session on 1/26 I held a lesson on Tactics, then held 3 Quad sections. Ananth edged Amartya in section 1, Shreyas and Dino tied for 1st in Section 2, and Abhivav captured section 3. All results here.
+++ The location for all lesson classes & tournaments is Kumon Math, in Issaquah Highlands, between Lladro Café, Subway and Sip restaurant; park either on the street or in the parking lot behind it.Come eat at surrounding restaurants, and get free Wifi access at nearby Lladro cafe
I offer a Group Chess Class taught in a classroom setting in the Issaquah / Sammamish, WA area (east of Seattle). My goal is to improve your chess playing skill through in-depth analysis and explanation of intermediate to advanced chess concepts. I vary the content among opening, middlegame and endgame topics. Contact me if interested in attending classes or NWSRS rated tournaments. I also teach private chess lessons on a case-by-case basis, schedule permitting. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Target Student Audience: Older elementary, middle school, high school. Adults welcome. Date: Typically Sunday afternoons or evenings, 1-2x a month
See upcoming class schedule to the right ---> Possible Formats:
2:00pm to 6:00pm max (Lesson 2pm + Quads 3pm)
2:00pm to 5:00pm (Quads only)
(please check-in and arrive 5-10 minutes early) Lesson Format: About 45 minutes lecture on a chess topic using a demo board, then 45 minutes of open play, optionally using a chess ladder, applying concepts learned. Equipment provided, handouts and snacks sometimes provided. Tournament Format:NWSRS-rated tournaments (either Quads with 3 games vs. other players in a 4 player section, or Swiss paired events where players play others with same score). Tournaments are held Sunday afternoons or evenings with chess-themed prizes for the winners. Location: Kumon Math, Issaquah Highlands 1036 NE Park Dr, Issaquah WA 98029 MAP Cost: $15 per person per group lesson class or quad, cash or check. Special $20 for both Lesson + Quad.
NM Bruce Kovalsky Chess Accomplishments:
Member of Washington State Team vs. BC, Canada Top 10 Player Border Match, 2004 & 2005 (scored 1 win and 1 draw)
Nominated for a Sammi Award in the Learning Promotion Category, March 2007
Board 2, US Amateur Team Champions, Quadrupled Pawns, 1984
Board 4, Pan-Am Intercollegiate National Team Champions, U.C. Berkeley, 1981
Numerous individual smaller tournament victories and high finishes