Online Summer Program

Summer Seminar Series for Kids

Looking to improve your chess this summer? Why not join our series of 3 online seminars per week running over 5 weeks.

Each Seminar is a stand-alone analysis and practical play session dedicated to specific opening variations in The French Defence (Tuesdays), The English Opening (Wednesdays) & The King's Indian Defence (Thursdays).

Our Online Seminars run on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for 5 weeks starting Tuesday July 9th and running until Thursday August 6th. You can book as many seminars as you like and can join the seminars at any point over the 5 week progam. These seminars are designed for experienced beginner to intermediate strength chess players (Elo 1000-1800).

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FRENCH DEFENCE
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Dates: July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th & August 6th

Time
: Tuesdays 9.30am to 1pm

Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate (1000 - 1800 online or over-the-board ELO)

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

9th July-  The Tarrasch Variation - 3. Nd2 Attack White's most solid positional line with the dynamic 3...c5!

16th July - The Winawer VariationPart 1: Strategic Secrets Underpinning Positional Lines after 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. a4 & 7. h4

23rd JulyThe Advanced Variation: (3. e5) Essential move-orders, new ideas and critical positions in all black's mainlines  against white's most popular try against the French.

30th July: Bringing the fight to white: Strategies to beat the dull exchange (3.exd5) & ultra-solid King's Indian Attack variations (2. Qe2 & 2. d3 d5 3. Nd2 followed by Nf3, g3, Bg2 etc.)

6th August: - The Winawer Variation. Part 2: Critical Ideas and Themes in Black's most underrated line against 7. Qg4.  Explore the future of the French Winawer after  3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 c5 5. a3 Bxc3 6. bxc3 Ne7 7. Qg4 0-0!

 

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ENGLISH OPENING
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Dates: July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st & August 7th

Time: Wednesdays 9.30am to 1pm

Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate (1000 - 1800 online or over-the-board ELO)

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

10th JulyThe Symmetrical Variation (1. c4 c5)

17th July - The Classical Variation: Part 1 (1. c4 e5)

24th July: The Classical Variation: Part 2  (1. c4 e5)

31st July: Anti-King's Indian(1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. g3) & Anti-Grunfeld English Set-ups (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 d5)

7th August: Avoiding the Queen's Gambit Declined  (1. c4 e6 2. Nf3) & The Mikenas Attack   (1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4)

 

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KING'S INDIAN DEFENCE
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Dates: July 11th, 18th, 25th, 1st & August 8th

Time
: Thursdays 9.30am to 1pm

Level: Experienced Beginner to Intermediate (1000 - 1800 online or over-the-board ELO)

SEMINAR SCHEDULE

11th JulyThe Fianchetto Variation (3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 0-0 5. Bg2 d6)

18th July -Tackling Tricky Bishop Pin VariationsThe Smyslov (3. Nf3 Bg7 4. Nc3 0-0 5. Bg5), The Averbakh (5. Be2 0-0 6. Bg5) & The Makogonov    (5. h3 0-0 6. Bg5)

25th July: Versatile Knight Systems against The Samisch (5. f3 0-0 6. Bg5 a6), The Seirawan System (5. Bd3 0-0 6. Nge2 Nc6) & The Four Pawns Attack (5. f4 0-0 6. Nf3 Na6)

1st August: The Classical Variation - Part 1 - Key ideas, move-orders and critical positions in Benoni Mainline Transpositions (6. Be2 c5 7. d5 e6) & Maroczy Bind Structures after (6. Be2 c5 7. Nf3 cxd4)

8th August: The Classical Variation - Part 2 - Key Ideas, move-orders and critical positions in the Gawain Jones System (6. Be2 Nbd7!?)

 

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