Events
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.




Jan.24.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.Tel: 410-878-7200. 8 sections: 1. Primary Varsity, open to all grades 3/ below. 2. Primary Novice, grades 3/ below, rated Under 700 or Unrated. 3. Elementary Varsity, open to all grades K-6/blow. 4. Elementary Novice, grades 6/ below, rated Under 800 or Unrated. 5. Junior High Varsity, open to all grades 9/ below. 6. Junior High Novice, grades 9/ below, rated Under 1000 or Unrated. 7. High School Varsity, open to all in grades K-12. 8. High School Junior, rated Under 1200 or Unrated. Entry Fee (EF): $30 per player postmarked by 1/11/10. Trophies to the 6 top-scoring players, the 3 top-scoring schools and the top 3 Unrated in each section. Special Trophies to the top rated Under 900, Under 500, Under 1000, Under 600, Under 1200, Under 700, Under 1500 and Under 900. Trophies to the top 3 Kindergartners! Any player who scores 4 or more points and doesn?t win a trophy will receive a medal! Top individual player in each ?Varsity? section also win 50% discount into one of KCF weekend chess camps ? saving more than a hundred of dollars! All entry fees $5 less per player if 4 or more from same school mailed together in SAME ENVELOPE! Refunds: $10 service charge for each player refund. $5 extra to switch sections. Current USCF Membership is required to participate. TO REGISTER, list each player?s name, USCF ID# and expiration (new players write ?NEW?) address, birth date, school and grade. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE CORRECT SECTION. Make checks for entry fees + all USCF dues (1check for total mount is best) payable and mail to: CHESSPRO, 14 Hartley Circle, #532, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Questions :( 443)-660-8025. All entry fees $7 extra per player postmarked January 12-18 (no mail accepted postmarked after Jan.18. On-Site Entry fee: $40 per player at the tournament! On-site registration ENDS 9:15 AM.



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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.