Monday Night Club (Beginner - 700 ELO)

MONDAY NIGHT CLUB (Feb-March Spring Term)

From 27th February 2023 – Continuous Enrolment!

FOR COMPLETE BEGINNERS –  (Complete Beginner – 700 Elo) – AGED SIXTEEN & OVER

CLASS: MONDAYS 7-8.30 pm – 5 weeks

Spring Term Dates:

Feb 27th & March 06th, 13th, 20th & 27th


Five-weeks online course (continuing on from the January Complete Beginners 6 week course) for those players who by now know the moves and the basic concepts but  who want to build a solid foundation to develop their chess understanding so as to bring their game to the next level.  Open to adults aged sixteen and over.  On enrolling in the course you will be issued with your own personalised login to the Chess Bud Coaching Portal. Your log-in will remain active for one month following the conclusion of the course.  Unsure, whether this is the course for you?  Whether this course is aimed at your current level?   Why not email me,, and let me know the handle you play under on or lichess  I will review ten of your games and advise whether the Monday night or Wednesday Night Chess Clubs is for you.

The Classes are conducted using Zoom or Google Meet


– Students will have the chance to play each other either in training games, weekly tournaments or fortnightly  themed opening tournaments.  Mark also runs regular training simuls in class.

– Students will be assigned graduated puzzles each week so as to fine-tune their attacking and defensive ideas for both white and black.  Students are encouraged to study the solutions to these tactical and strategic quizzes in the portal in-between classes so as to develop incrementally their intuition for complex middlegames.

– For the duration of the course, students will have access to the Chess Bud Curriculum in the form of playable opening, middlegame & endgame databases in the Coaching Portal.  Learn essential move-orders to get you out of the opening and into the middlegame!


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




Course Duration: 5 weeks
Course Times: 7-8.30pm Monday
Course Dates: Feb 27th & March 06th, 13th, 20th & 27th
Course Fees:  €85 (5 lessons) / €68 (4 lessons) /€51 (3 lessons / €34 (2 lessons) / €17 (1 lesson)


You can choose one of the following payment options:

1) Revolut to:
+353-85-1526889 or by using this link –

2) Paypal to: or through searching my username: @chessbud


3) EFT to Chess Bud IBAN: