Adult Advanced Groups (1300 – 1800 Elo)

Adult Advanced Group Course

Enrol Now! for next term commencing 10th January 2021

Course Time: Sundays, 11am – 12.30pm

Participants in the course will be invited to compete in the Chess Bud weekly 10-minute blitz on chess.com every Sunday evening between 7.30 and 9.00pm where current and former students and a select number of strong Irish players engage in friendly combat.

This course is for tournament standard players with a rating between 1300 and 1800 Elo. Any chess player whose Elo rating has surpassed the magical 1300 barrier is already an experienced player who can aspire to play in and hold their own in weekend tournaments. Now that you have proved yourself to be tournament standard, are you hoping to someday play in the Irish Championships or International FIDE rated-events? If so why not enrol on a course designed to empower you with the skills to study and train by yourself and to show you how to get the most out of available training resources. Practical skills explored in this course include learning how to create chances from nothing in the middlegame or endgame and the much neglected Art of Defence. Learn how to make life difficult for your opponent when they are pushing for the win. There is only one thing sweeter than drawing from a lost position and that’s helping your opponent seize defeat from the jaws of victory!

  • Participants in the course will be invited to compete in the Chess Bud weekly 10-minute blitz on chess.com every Sunday evening between 7.30 and 9.00pm where current and former intermediate and advanced students and a select number of strong invited Irish players engage in friendly combat.
  • Games played in the weekly Sunday blitz are often incorporated into the weekly lessons.
  • Following each class, I will post a video of the key points from that week’s lesson so students can go over the lesson between classes. These recordings will be available in the Chess Bud Online library which is only accessible to Chess Bud students
  • Students will have access to the Chess Bud Library for five weeks following the conclusion of the course.
  • At the end of the course, I will send a database of all the games that we looked at during the course in a chess base format so you can play over the games studied in class using the program chessbase light which is free to download from chessbase.com

There is a maximum number of 25 participants enrolled in each advanced class.

Ten x 90 minute weekly classes online
€100 per person

If after enrolling, you feel the standard of this course is too difficult, you can switch to the intermediate classes which is held on Saturday mornings from 11-12.30pm.

Enrol in the Adult Advanced Group Course using secure PayPal. If you would like to join the course midway email mark@chessbud.ie and he will invoice you for the correct amount based on the remaining classes.

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