Event Details

Note:

Online registration for this event will not be available after January 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM Eastern Time

When: January 5 - March 16, 2019
Where:
NSCF Office
171 East Post Office Suite 206
White Plains, NY 10601
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Sponsor: National Scholastic Chess Foundation
Event Type: Class
Entry Fees:
Lesson Fees & Conditions
Advanced Group Lessons: 10:30 - 12:30 PM (9 classes: Jan. 5 - Mar. 16) $360 initial
Rated 1100 and over.  Maximum 14 participants.
Intermediate Group Lessons: 12:30 - 2:00 PM (9 classes: Jan. 5 - Mar. 16) $270 initial
Rated 600-1099.  Maximum 16 participants.
Schedule: Advanced Group Lessons - 10:30AM - 12:30 PM (January 5, 19, 26; February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16)
Intermediate Group Lessons - 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (January 5, 19, 26; February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16)
Contact:
nscfoffice@nscfchess.org
P: (914) 683-5322
Notes/Terms:

INSTRUCTOR:  JON RIGAI

DESCRIPTION: The NSCF is proud to announce our most advanced classes focused specifically on improving student's games in tournaments. There are two levels - Intermediate and Advanced. A USCF rating is required to attend these classes.

Intermediate Group Lessons are especially for active tournament players within the rating range of 600 - 1099 USCF. Over the course of 9 weeks of 90 minute classes, Jon will cover basic tactical pattern recognition and how to become a better all around player. Understanding how to reduce blunders in one's own game is critical for making the jump in rating and getting into the Championship section in chess tournaments.

Advanced Group Lessons are especially for active tournament players rated 1100+ USCF. Over the course of 9 weeks of 120 minute classes, Jon will deal with positional and tactical concepts which are quite challenging (5 move combinations and up). The implementation of a chess engine and storing one's games in a database will be emphasized. In addition, Jon will be covering many master level games with an focus on improving the critical thinking process, and understanding how masters handle various positions.

Dates: January 5, 19, 26; February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16

 

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