Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Chess Lessons Online

If your kid wants to prepare for our upcoming tournaments (March 3 & 10), you have a new option, with a series of online chess classes starting this month from the indefatigable Sevan Muradian. Players of all strengths, including beginners, will find classes just for them in these hour-long group lessons taught by “some of the top chess talent across North America.”

The online chess classes will cover tactics, openings, the middle game, and the end game. At $20 each, the price is very reasonable. Sevan himself will teach some of the lessons. Other instructors will include recently minted Grandmaster Pascal Charbonneau, International Master Irina Krush, National Master Pete Karagianis, and a host of other IMs and GMs.

Some classes start this Sunday, so don’t delay. Go here for more information; you can sign up online.

Sevan, who is a veritable force of nature on the Illinois chess scene, has more accomplishments to his credit than we could possibly name. One of his latest initiatives is the North American Chess Association, the sponsor of this interesting plunge into Web-based chess teaching, as well as many other things, like the North Shore Scholastic Chess Tournaments, and, in partnership with Chess-Ed, the Kumbaya Chess Tournaments. We wish him well with this new series.