Posts Tagged ‘improve’

With the general increase in new members, and a range of juniors wanting to improve their game, the club is running regular group chess coaching sessions for novice/beginners – even parents wanting to keep up with their kids are welcome! Please use the usual contact form to get in touch or just turn up! Coaching is held at the club for 1 hour, from 5.45pm on Tuesdays during school terms. Fees are $5 for club members or $7.50 for non-members per session. Some modest fee will go to the coaches, the majority to the club.

The sessions are proving popular, with more regulars appearing each week.

How to improve your chess?

Posted: 21/02/2011 by Scott in Club News

I often get asked how to improve your chess playing ability? Well, apart from the 10,000 hour rule (if you want to be an expert at anything, then you need to put in that many hours! – see Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers), then a structured practice and training regime is also useful (sorry, no short cuts here). Pattern recognition and learning can also help.

On the library page I have included a few useful sites (well, I have found them useful) for tactical instruction and puzzles. So 10 chess tactic challenges a day may keep the chess blunder doctor (or is it the grim reaper?) away. I have also attached there some advice for beginners and parents – useful techniques, planning, time management and how to survive a day of rapid chess.

The club also offers chess coaching for novices/parents, Tuesdays during school term from 5.30pm for 1 hour at the club. Please use the contact form to register your interest.