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Wednesday Night Club (700 – 1400 ELO)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB

RESUMES 26th OCTOBER 2022 – Continuous Enrolment!

FOR EXPERIENCED BEGINNERS & INTERMEDIATE –  (700-1400 Elo) – AGED SIXTEEN & OVER

CLASS: WEDNESDAYS 7-8.30 pm – 7 weeks

Term Dates: 26th October/9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November/07th & 14th December

 

TERM THEME:  THE SICILIAN DEFENCE

  • Gateway to the Sicilian Defence: The Kalashnikov Conundrum – A Complete Repertoire for Black
  • Key Anti-Sicilian Attacking Plans for White
  • Mastering the Sicilian Middlegame: How to read Sicilian Structures and Find the Best Plan.
  • Tactical Puzzles and in-depth Explanations in the Sicilian and Kalashnikov from Beginner to Advanced.

Seven week immersion in the Sicilian Defence.  By the end of this course, students will have a complete overview of the Sicilian and will be able to play the dangerous Sicilian Kalashnikov with black.  The Course also includes sessions for white on the full-tilt Grand-Prix Attack, the slippery Closed Sicilian with Bb5 and the Remarkable Rossolimo, the quiet strategic line that is fast becoming white’s most effective anti-Sicilian variation.  Sessions comprise practice games in the variations studied in the class, as well as analysis of student games from tournaments, leagues and Chess Bud online tournaments.

 

ABOUT THIS COURSE


A seven-week online course for experienced beginners and intermediate players from 700-1400 Elo.  Open to adults aged sixteen and over.

On enrolling in the course you will be issued with your own personalised login to the Coaching Portal on this site. Your log-in will remain active for as long as you are a Chess Bud student and for one month following the conclusion of the course.

An experienced beginner knows how all the pieces move, understands key concepts such as checkmate, stalemate, en passant etc. and is ready to start learning opening strategies and developing their tactical flair.  An intermediate player has reached an online rating up to 1400 Elo and has been trying out different openings and styles of play in a bid to master the game.

The Classes are conducted using Zoom.

 

 

 

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
– Students will have the change to play each other  and also to play out and analyse Sicilian middlegames in themed tournaments or training simuls with Mark.

– Students will be assigned graduated puzzles each week in the Sicilian and the Kalashnikov looking at attacking and defensive ideas for both white and black.  These puzzles become progressively harder each week so students can begin to master the Sicilian.  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 Sicilian middlegames.

– Play through databases of Sicilian and Kalashnikov Games annotated by Mark in the portal.  Learn the essential move-orders to get you into the game!

 

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

 

 

BOOK NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE

Course Duration: 7 weeks
Course Times: 7-8.30pm Wednesday
Course Dates: 26th October / 09th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November/ 7th & 14th December
Course Fees:  € 119 (7 lessons) €102 (6 lessons)/ €85 (5 lessons) / €68 (4 lessons) /€51 (3 lessons / €34 (2 lessons) / €17 (1 lesson)

 

PAYMENT METHOD
You can choose one of the following payment options:

1) Revolut to:
+353-85-1526889 or by using this link – https://revolut.me/markmtykf
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2) Paypal to:
mark@chessbud.ie or through searching my username: @chessbud

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3) EFT to Chess Bud IBAN:
IE82AIBK93319864200001

 

 

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Testimonial

Brian, Managing Director, Experienced Beginners Class

I really enjoyed getting back into playing chess after such a long time. I have found myself either sitting at home playing chess on the phone or on the computer during lunch time. I was delighted with Mark’s notes and found them very helpful and replayed the different gambits with myself.

Testimonial

Patrizia, Tourism Professional, Experienced Beginners Class

I have attended two of Mark’s group courses and have just signed up for a third. I find Mark’s classes very useful for developing my chess skills. His classes cover a lot and at the same time are very enjoyable, an hour and a half flies by! Highly recommended.