Location: NSCF OFFICE – 171 East Post Rd, Suite 206 – White Plains, NY 10601

DATES: Wednesday, August 2, Monday, August 7, Wednesday, August 9, Monday, August 14, Wednesday, August 16, Monday, August 21, and Wednesday, August 23

TIME: 4 to 6 pm on each date.


7 Advanced Classes for $280.00

Continuing this summer, the National Scholastic Chess Foundation (NSCF) is offering a second session of advanced group lessons at their White Plains office. These classes are geared towards tournament-focused players within the rating range of 900 – 1500 USCF. Within these group lessons we will be covering the following topics:

  1. All practical endgame positions chess players must know. These include checkmating patterns with all the pieces and pawns. 
  1. Deep middle game calculation improvement - This is designed to help students find the best moves quickly in their games regardless of the difficulty of their positions. 
  1. Psychology of competing at tournament level: This will cover the psychological aspects of how to handle high level competition and how to use one's lost games to better themselves as chess players overall. Most children sulk when they lose a game, whereas my students use that knowledge to better themselves.  
  1. Tournament level practice games against stronger competition to help build your child's technique, ability and confidence.
  1. All kids will learn how to set up a database of their own games and how to study from the master game database.

Click here to access registration.


Please note: For an even more intensive chess training period, we also continue to offer our regular full-week camp series at Solomon Schechter Upper School in Hartsdale.


Coming in September: Preparing for Tournament Season Small Group Classes

Saturdays from 10:30 to 12 noon for Advanced (USCF 900-1500) and 12:30 to 2 PM for Intermediate (USCF 400-899)

9 classes, 90 minutes each for $270.00 will help your aspiring tournament player be ready for another great season of competitive chess!

Registration info is here.

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