Event Details

Note:

Registration for this event is limited to 36 entries. 3 slots remaining!
Online registration for this event will not be available after September 6, 2019 at 03:00 PM Eastern Time

When: September 7 - November 9, 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
Beginner Group Lessons (Unrated up to USCF 599): 9:00 - 10:30 AM (9 classes: Sept 7 - Nov 9) $270 initial
Maximum 12 participants.
Intermediate (USCF 600-999) Group Lessons: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (9 classes: Sept 7 – Nov 9) $270 initial
Rated 600-999.  Maximum 12 participants.
Advanced (USCF 1000-1399) Group Lessons: 12:30 - 2:30 PM (9 classes: Sept 7 – Nov 9) $360 initial
Rated 850-1399.  Maximum 10 participants.
Schedule: Beginner Group Lessons (Unrated up to USCF 599): 9:00 - 10:30 AM (9 classes: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 9)
Intermediate (USCF 600-999) Group Lessons: 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (9 classes: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 9)
Advanced (USCF 1000-1399) Group Lessons: 12:30 - 2:30 PM (9 classes: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 9)
Contact:
nscfoffice@nscfchess.org
P: (914) 683-5322
Notes/Terms:

INSTRUCTOR:  JON RIGAI

DESCRIPTION: The NSCF is proud to announce the return of our small group classes focused specifically on improving student's games in tournaments. There are three levels - Beginner (which is Unrated to USCF 599), Intermediate and Advanced. A USCF rating is required to attend the Intermediate and Advanced classes.

Intermediate Group Lessons are especially for active tournament players within the rating range of 600 - 999 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 1000 - 1399 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: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 9

PLEASE NOTE: This is a series of classes. We will not accept students for a single class or on a pro-rata basis. Any questions, please contact Fabiola by email or by calling the office: (914) 683-5322.

 

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