CJCC Monthly Chess School
CJCC Monthly Chess Schools usually are scheduled on the 3rd Sunday of each Month. For actual date and online registration please check CJCC EVENTS
1:15PM One hour chess instruction starts
2:30PM 5-round tournament begins
Format: Players are placed in the following sections according to their ability.
Level 1 - Novice
Level 2 - Intermediate
Level 3 - Intermediate
Level 4 - Open
Prizes: There will be a trophy for 1st place in each section, and medals for 2nd and 3rd place in each section. Other participants will be awarded colourful key chains.
Fees: Annual Membership $5. Tournament Fee $10 ($2 sibling discount and $5 discount for bringing a friend who is new to the club).
Chess School Curriculum
Level 2: I-Chess Rules Review, II-Basic Opening Concepts, III-Simple Openings (White)
Level 3: Basic opening ideas (Development, fighting for the center)
Level 4: Bishop vs Knight or Knight vs Bishop. When is one better than the other?
Level 2: I-Opening Review, II-Basic Tactics, III-Notation
Level 3: Basic tactical patterns (Forks, skewers, diversion, overworked piece)
Level 4: The Attacking Bishops!
Level 2: I-Opera Game, II-Basic Endgames, III-Middle Game Concepts (Attacking/Defending)
Level 3: Basic checkmating patterns (Q N, Q B, R B, back rank mates)
Level 4: The Attacking Knights!
Level 2: I-Pawn Endgames, II-Simple Openings (Black), III-Middlegame Concepts (Knights vs Bishops)
Level 3: Basic endgame ideas (How to win up a pawn in K P, basic ideas in K R)
Level 4: Rook Power!
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Level 2: I-Anderson’s Immortal Game, II-Chess Puzzles, III-Opening Review
Level 3: Basic strategic ideas (Gaining space, when to trade pieces, occupying open files)
Level 4: How to get your Rooks into the game from the corners.
Level 2: I-Endgame Review, II-Simul (Notation), III-Analysis (Simul Games)
Level 3: Advanced opening ideas (Opening traps, gambits, unorthodox openings)
Level 4: Practical gambits for White. Give up a pawn to attack.
Level 2: I-How to analyze a position, II-Puzzle Competition
Level 3: Advanced tactical patterns (>1 move combinations)
Level 4: Interesting gambits for Black. Give up a pawn to attack.
Level 2: I-Pawn Structure, II-Analyzing Review, III-Don’t forget the Basics!
Level 3: Advanced checkmating patterns (Uncommon checkmates)
Level 4: Play like Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion.
Level 2: I-Points aren’t everything, II-How to make a Plan
Level 3: Advanced endgame ideas (K B, K N, K Q endgames)
Level 4: How to avoid chess mistakes.
Level 2: I-Review of Everything, II-Grandmaster Game
Level 3: Advanced strategic ideas (Maneuvering, opening up the position, positional weaknesses, outposts)
Level 4: Endgames you should know.