Tournament Strategy


Intermediate, Advanced

Recommended Rating


Topic Purpose

This series presents concepts specifically designed to improve how one competes in tournaments.

Also, the thing I hate THE MOST in chess games is losing a game in the ending that I should win. Advanced FBCC classes include endgame studies so that its members excel at winning endgames. Our players are better prepared for endgames than just about anyone else and often win games in the ending that other players lose.

Lessons: (each lesson is 1 hour)

     Lesson 1 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to analyze a chess game differently than a chess problem.
  • Teaches the difference between playing Real Chess and Hope Chess and overcoming the problem.

    Lesson 2 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to find and use the seeds of winning tactics.

     Lesson 3 learning objectives

  • Teaches guidelines for the six most common states of a chess game.
  • Teaches  better time management.
  • Teaches how to best review your tournament games for improvement.

     Lesson 4 learning objectives

  • Teaches how to win when you’re ahead
  • Teaches the goal of each move
  • Teaches five specific ways to get an advantage

      Lesson 5 learning objectives

  • Teaches when to make threats
  • Learn when to play defensively 

Contact fbcc@fortbendchessclub

to schedule any of these specific lessons.