Category: instruction

Lecture by Lufei Ruan

In case you do not know Ms. Ruan, she is the runner up in the 2010 Women’s World Chess Championship, and she is also a full time student pursuing her PHD degree in accounting at Carnegie Mellon University. What an opportunity it’s to join the lecture by a world elite chess player who is, at […]

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Monday March 14th, 2011 in chess, instruction, parenting, parents | No Comments »

The virtue of game analyses

From the handouts of several Abe’s recent summer chess camps, I saw more than once: “It is absolutely necessary to analyze of your game”. I guess there are two ways to analyze the game— do it yourself or with other people. When you do it yourself, some assistance, mostly computer software, is needed to point […]

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Step by step instructions on having your kids start playing in rated chess scholastic tournaments in the US Part II

PREPARATIONS OF PARENTS On the day (days) before the game 1) Have all chess equipments you have ready, such as sharpen the pencils, if you have bought chess digital clocks, learn how to use it and set it to the time control advised on website for the game. But if you do not have chess […]

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Sunday November 22nd, 2009 in chess, instruction, scholastic | No Comments »

Step by step instructions on having your kids start playing in rated chess scholastic tournaments in the US Part I

Disclaimer and Introduction This writing is based on the experience of a parent of a scholastic chess player and is not an expert’s extensive list. When my son just start playing in rated scholastic tournament last year, we got many help tips from the chess parents and organizers. I appreciate all the helps we received […]

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Saturday November 14th, 2009 in chess, instruction, scholastic | 6 Comments »