Zoom Lessons

Virtual classes are here to stay!

We place students into 4 groups… Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced. Instead of explaining what each one is, it’s better to explain what our objective or goal is for each level at the end of the training and you can decide where they are and where to place them.

Beginner: These players are taught the true value of the pieces. We make sure they know the rules and all the special moves. We show them how the act of recording their games will make them play and think better. They will learn how to turn the toys of Chess.com into learning tools and how to avoid the distractions of online chess that could slow their progress!!

Novice: These players get taught a consistent way to find really good moves on each turn. From there we move on to transmuting their Chess.com experiences into skills and expertise that will work in the real world against friends, family members, and at tournaments.

Intermediates: The focus for them is the, “play, analyze, reflect, repair, and repeat” of tournament chess. They will be shown how the most important time they on chess is not playing! They will be taught how to determine what their style is and how to select the right openings to make positive results in chess more fun and easier to obtain.

Advanced: The primary goal with these players is evolution of thought. When complete they will not just know, but they will believe that chess is a game of Win, Draw, or Lose, not Win, Lose, or Draw!! The resulting affect is that they see how the entire game is interconnected and will have more conscientiousness and patience in the development of their plans and ideas at the board!

We’ve found that there is some overlap of skill, expertise and maturity in the beginner and novice and then again with the intermediate and advanced. To compensate we are offering 2 levels of courses. The Beginners and Novices should be entered into the Piece and Moves course. The Intermediates and Advanced players should be put into the Evolution and Strategy course.

Each course is 1 day per week. The student will receive 1 hr and 45 minutes of instruction and an optional homework assignment. Each student will be invited to the SCBC learning group on Chess.com. In addition to the instruction, they will monitored for how frequently they are online, and if they are actively involved in the recommended activities and exercises.

Course dates and times:

Piece and Moves Course:

Tuesday, December 7th through Tuesday, December 28th, 4 pm – 545 pm.

Wednesday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 29th, 6 pm – 745 pm.

Tuesday, January 4th through Tuesday, January 25th, 6 pm – 745 pm.

Wednesday, January 5th through Wednesday January 26th, 4 pm – 545 pm.

Tuesday, February 1st through Tuesday, February 22nd 4 pm – 545 pm.

Wednesday, February 2nd through Wednesday, February 23rd, 6 pm – 745 pm.

The Piece and Movers Course is just $99.00. Simply contact us at 804 426 6058, or email us at waterman2010kir@aol.com and we’ll register you and invoice you for the course. Once paid you will be emailed the zoom information along with further instructions.

Evolution and Strategy Course:

Tuesday, December 7th through Tuesday December 28th, 6 pm – 745 pm.

Wednesday, December 8th through Wednesday, December 29th, 4 pm – 545 pm.

Tuesday, January 4th through Tuesday January 25th, 4 pm – 545 pm.

Wednesday, January 5th through Wednesday, January 26th 6 pm – 745 pm.

Tuesday, February 1st through Tuesday, February 22nd 6 pm – 745 pm.

Wednesday, February 2nd through Wednesday, February 23rd 4 pm – 545 pm.

The Evolution and Strategy Course is just $149.00. Simply contact us at 804 426 6058, or email us at waterman2010kir@aol.com and we’ll register you and invoice you for the course. Once paid you will be emailed the zoom information along with further instructions.

Please contact us about Multiple Course, Family, Group, or School Discounts!

Our Guarantee: The information the student will receive in our courses is unique and unpublished. Every principle they will be taught is the result of reading chess books cover to cover, following the advice that was given, and interviewing thousands of players in post round analysis at scholastic tournaments. The secret of rapid chess development is discipline. We are going to teach them what to be disciplined about!!