Teaching chess since 1996

June 22, 2022 News

Our next regular tournament is:

          Friday, July 1


Coach Chuck will host the tournament on July 1.  You can register here.

Once again, he will offer an extra prize to the overall first-place finisher. The prize is one of his favorite chess books from his own library: Practical Chess Endings, by Paul Keres. (Anyone who’s come to my classes knows that I feel the endgame is especially important — as you improve and play better players, most of your games will be won in the endgame). Paul Keres was one of the two best players to never become World Champion. This is a hardback copy of the book.


Our next novice/intermediate class is Tuesday, July 5    

This series of Game Improvement topics provide pragmatic recommendations for you to use in your games.

This lesson will cover three areas on improving your gameplay.

  • Tactical Dominance
    We will examine the degree that tactical decisions outweigh positional decisions..
  • When to make threats
    We will examine how to recognize if a threat that you can make is a good threat or one that weakens your position.
  • What to trade.
    Should you avoid fair trades? Should you trade pawns but not pieces? Should you only trade pieces? We will examine what types of trades you should be making in different situations. 

And because this is an intermediate topic, it also contains an endgame study. Fort Bend Chess Club members have always had the reputation for winning endgames that everyone thought they had already lost.



Coaches

Coaches are available for individual or group coaching or for any of our classes. Visit the Coaches page to get information about coaching and contact fbcc@fortbendchessclub.com to sign up for a coach or to request a class.



News and Tournament results

We had ten players in Friday’s tournament, including Tony Dan, a new player at our tournament; he won the tournament with a 3-0 record. Congratulations also to Wei Yang, Arnav Doshi, Lance Danh, and Lily Zhao for a second place finish with a 2-1 record. 

We had ten players in Friday’s tournament, including Tony Dan, a new player at our tournament; he won the tournament with a 3-0 record. Congratulations also to Wei Yang, Arnav Doshi, Lance Danh, and Lily Zhao for a second place finish with a 2-1 record.