Jan.24,2010.Kasparov Chess Foundation presents Greater Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Championships!

5-SS, G/30. Hilton Garden Inn, Baltimore/ Arundel Mills, 7491-A, New Ridge Rd. Hanover, MD 21076. 8 sections(Sunday).

Chess Lessons with Grandmaster Sam Palatnik.

You will be taught with a special training method that has been exclusively developed by GM Sam Palatnik.A series of lectures will nurture your talent and your rating will soar.

Chess Lessons with Grandmaster Sam Palatnik. Improve your chess with one of the world's best teachers!

Everyone will be taught with a special training method that has been exclusively developed by GM Sam Palatnik.

GM Sam Palatnik - World-known chess teacher.
• Grandmaster from 1978.
• Coach of medal - winning Olympic teams.
• US Teams Coach-1999/2009.
• Coach of several national scholastic Champions- 1996/2009.
• Winner of World Open-91.
• Twice Junior Chess World Champion.
• Twice European and Soviet Union Champion.
• Winner of many famous games, including victories over 80 Grandmasters.
• Winner of many international tournaments.
• Author of numerous chess bestsellers.
• Holder of the Ambassador of Chess award, presented by USCF.
• Coach, teacher of dozen famous GMs.

What will the students learn?
They will:

  • Have a clear and precise knowledge of important chess positions.
  • Learn unique and critical chess tactics and combinations.
  • Master vital endgame patterns.
  • Develop a sound understanding of chess openings.
  • Comprehend middlegame ideas.
  • Create logical plans and strategies.
  • Study winning chess psychology.
  • Develop chess mental toughness.
  • Learn to use various chess software to improve.
  • Kindly atmosphere for different age students.
  • Books on books up to 20 %!
  • And much more…

    Chess lessons live...
    Grandmaster Palatnik currently resides in Baltimore, MD area and is available for private and group lessons. The rate starts at $80 per hour. If you do not live in Baltimore area, there are several other options to take lessons. GM Palatnik gives lessons over the telephone to students all over continental United States and Europe. He is also available to come to your area with a series of lectures. The rate would depend on the amount of travel involved. Finally, you are invited to come visit Baltimore for a 6-hour marathon of instructions, if you only have one day to spare in the area. A special discount will be applied to anyone requesting more then 3 hours of instruction at a time.

    Chess lessons over the phone...
    Lessons over the phone are not more expensive for you, because GM Palatnik can call your number anywhere in the United States. It allows players, who otherwise never would have a chess lesson with a grandmaster to experience it. GM Palatnik has students from Tennessee, California, Mississippi, N.Y., N.J., Texas and Florida. It also popular for busy people, since it saves time on traveling. The only requirement is a good knowledge of chess notation. I would recommend it to players over 1200 USCF.

    Chess lessons over the internet...
    For arrangements and more information, please write or call:
    Grandmaster Sam Palatnik
    14 Hartley Circle, #532
    Owings Mills, MD 21117.
    Tel: (443) 660-8025, cell: (901)550-0265,

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  • Books
    Platonov's Chess Academy.
    Grandmasters Lev Alburt and Sam Palatnik, two of the most renowned chess trainers in the world, introduce and explain the revolutionary ideas of their old friend and mentor, Igor Platonov.Reveals top chess training secrets of Soviet champions. Deeply examines the theory of the Sicilian Defense - the most popular chess opening. Provides a unique understanding of how small changes in a chess position can require completely different long-range plans. Offers you a real strengthening of your chess understanding. For intermediate players to grandmasters. .

    The Chess GPS. Improvement.
    This first book in the "Chess GPS" series aims to introduce a new concept in the search for positional advantage and is aimed towards modernizing Steinitz theory. In addition to continuous accumulation of small advantages, one should focus his knowledge, talents, life experience, inspiration and fantasy on continuous improvement of his position. Improvement is a universal concept and can be applied towards every position and not just to the ones where there is a clear path to obtaining advantage. You can unblock any obstacles towards realizing your chess personality by taking full personal responsibility for every move. This strategy will move you towards achieving your chess goals. The books in the "Chess GPS"series are designed for more effective focusing the player's energy and creative skills in the right direction. "The Chess GPS.Improvement" -is composed of learning examples of how such a concept was realized by grandmasters in modern chess practice. This book should help you find your chess individuality, as well as present you with other tools to help improve your game...

    The Tarrasch Formula
    The central metaphor is an interesting one - the pack versus the herd. Imagine your own pieces as a pack of wolves trying to isolate a sick buffalo from your opponent's herd. The premise is that steady play 'to reduce the power of a single enemy piece, turning down the volume until its normal voice becomes a whisper,' can be enough to win a game...

    Chess Strategy for the Tournament Player
    Demystifies chessboard planning, giving you the practical, game-winning strategic techniques you could spend years gathering on your own. Such idea is explained and illustrated using games carefully chosen for their instructive clarity and power.

    The King in Jeopardy
    User-friendly lessons on how to attack the king. Presents material with quizzes to test yourself along the way.

    Chess Tactics for the Tournament Player
    This book contains hundreds of strikingly beautiful positions arranged by difficulty and designed to sharpen the tactical recognition and vision of experienced players anywhere. Nothing is left to chance.