Adult Experienced Beginner Group (700 – 1000 Elo)

New Year Course 2022 commences Wednesday January 19th – Enrol Now!

Course Dates:
Wednesdays 19th / 26th January
Wednesdays 2nd / 9th / 16th February
Duration: 5 weeks

  • A five-week online course for EXPERIENCED BEGINNERS new to Chess Bud or students who have already completed my COMPLETE BEGINNERS course.
  • An EXPERIENCED BEGINNER knows how all the pieces move, understands key concepts such as checkmate, stalemate, en passant etc.
  • The group meets once a week for 90 minutes on Wednesday evenings from 7-8.30pm commencing 19th January 2022
  • The Online class is conducted using Zoom.
  • There is a maximum of twenty students per class
  • Each session is part of a specific curriculum designed by Mark to help you develop your all-round game by deepening your knowledge of Classical Openings (1.e4 e5) and the key tactical and strategic motifs that those openings give rise to.
  • Opening Variations which will be explored during the WINTER TERM include The Scotch Gambit, The Ponziani Opening, The Vienna and the Queen’s Gambit Declined
  • Close analysis of student and master games in class.
  • On enrolling in the course you will be issued with your own personalised login to the Coaching Portal on the Chess Bud website ( This log-in will remain active for as long as you are a Chess Bud student.
  • Participate in online simuls with Mark,
  • Play friendly games and themed competitions with other class members outside of class times.
  • Solve tactical challenges and endgame quizzes
  • Support materials provided to enable you to learn and develop your game between classes.
  • The EXPERIENCED BEGINNERS group will resume after the February midterm break for a 6 week Spring Term leading up to Easter (02nd, 09th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March & 06th April).
  • Students signed up to the winter term are guaranteed a place on the Spring course so as to facilitate their continuing chess development.
  • Click here to see Mark’s teaching style

5 x 90 minute weekly classes online
€85 per person

Enrol in the Adult Experienced Beginner’s Group Course using secure PayPal. If you would like to join the course midway email and I will invoice you for the correct amount based on the remaining classes.

If you feel that you are too strong for the beginner’s class upon signing up and that I am covering material you already know, you can switch to the Intermediate to Advanced class which takes place on Monday evenings from 7-8.30pm

Sign Up for the Experienced Beginners Class now!
(Continuous enrolment)

Missed a few classes? No worries!
You can sign-up mid-way and just pay for the remaining classes.

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