Caissa Hong Kong Chess Club

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Caissa Training Center and Moving Kennedy Town Club to Sheung Wan

October 10th, 2013

At the Discovery Bay Club we have been giving lessons on Saturday mornings to meet ad hoc needs, especially those of very beginning players who need to learn the basic rules, and a little beyond, before they can start play in the Beginners group in the afternoon.

In this flexible approach students could book single lessons, which resulted in teaching a different group of students almost every week. From November on we will organize the small group training differently.

Taking one lesson is of limited value as there is no growth path.  Therefore we will offer 4 lessons in a batch to the same group of classmates so that all students in the same group go through the same material and are at the same level during and after the course. We will make  use of the Step Method that can lead complete beginners to a FIDE rating of around 1900 (Step 5).

For Intermediate and more Advanced players we will also use a mix of classroom and online teaching with world class players and trainers, like the course by GM and Junior World Champion 2012 Alexander Ipatov, Building an Opening Repertoire: Queens Gambit Declined in the Train with the Best Series.

 

Inspiring world class trainers: GM Alexander Ipatov Surrounded by Caissa Youth

Inspiring World Class Trainers: GM Alexander Ipatov Surrounded by Caissa Youth

 

Caissa Members Following GM Alexander Ipatov's Explanation of the Carlsbad Pawn Structure

Caissa Members Following GM Alexander Ipatov’s Explanation of the Carlsbad Pawn Structure (via Skype)

 

Trainers CM Collin Madhavan (left) and GM Efstratios Grivas (middle) appreciated guest teachers at Caissa.

Trainers CM Collin Madhavan (left) and GM Efstratios Grivas (middle) Appreciated Guest Teachers at Caissa.

 

Our Kennedy Town Club will move out of Kennedy Town into a permanent location from 20 October in Sheung Wan (15/F, Well View Commercial Building, 10 Morrison Street). This allows us to have longer opening hours on Sundays and during week days we can start playing and training in the “Caissa Way” on Hong Kong Island as well.

Registration for training for November onwards is online. Places are limited!

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