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Recent parent reviews:
Liliya AF reviewed LittletonChess — 5 star - Facebook
September 29 at 7:13 PM ·
Larry is a very competent and punctual teacher. He has an
amazing patience to work with little kids! Very leveled.
Instantly found an approach to my daughter (6YO) and she
had progress from the very first lesson. We are on 4th month
of lessons now. She loves it.
Sat 1/5/2019, 8:37 AM
Thanks for your time in teaching Rishi this past Wednesday.
Rishi enjoyed it. And we would like to continue Rishi's lessons
Tanishka loved the chess lesson. Just wanted to confirm the
class on Tuesday Sept 11 at 6 pm Starbucks at the point.
Subject: Re: Chess Lessons
Facebook: Melissa M.Payer reviewed LittletonChess — 5 star
May 5 at 8:41pm ·
Larry is an excellent teacher/coach and has made learning
chess fun and engaging for my daughter.
Leighton enjoyed the lesson and asked to continue. I'm not
sure who enjoyed it more him or dad?
Dan told me he noticed Leighton's imagination drifted several
times, so as long as you can work with that and keeping him
focused doesn't bother you, we'd like to continue.
Jacklynn / Groton
Subject: Re: Chess lessons
Abhiram definitely liked the chess lesson with you. Can we
come tomorrow at 7pm? We are so much interested to come.
Kavitha / Westford
On Aug 27, 2018, at 8:54 PM, lawrence hebert <lawrencehebert@hotmail.
com> wrote: after just 5 sessions--
After a good double rook checkmate at the start by Matthew, Dhriti came
back with a couple draws then 2 excellent checkmates.
One was a smothered checkmate with a knight that she announced and the
2nd a queen and knight checkmate which she also announced.
Mon 8/27/2018, 9:46 PM
Yes I got to see her excitement at home.
She was very proud.
Good , she is picking up. Like to see her competitive
Tina McCormick <TinaM@>
Fri 9/14/2018, 5:19 PM
Thanks, Larry! Nathaniel is excited about what he learned
and looks forward to his next lesson in two weeks at 3:30pm.
See you tomorrow!
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| LITTLETON CHESS
We do one-on-one lessons with advanced chess teaching methods. The old teaching paradigm of
beginner-intermediate-advanced classes are nice for socializing but not optimised for learning chess.
Kids these days are smarter or can be smarter than most chess teachers give them credit.
Thus we start teaching advanced chess techniques, both subliminal and up front, right away.
We make it very easy and enjoyable for the so called beginner. And they always come back.
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|UNIQUE KIDS CHESS LESSON SECTION: FOR
BEGINNERS TO INTERMEDIATE BEGINNERS.
We make kids into Chess Engineers!
They come here to learn how to win.
Dollar$ for Dollar$ it's better than a Harvard Education!
Cost and location are fixed, no changes!
$60/per 1 hour one-on-one session. Usually 1 session per week.
These are one-on-one sessions not classes. All the
attention for the hour is to one student.
We have 16 kids so far. 6/girls 10 boys.
All like the one-on-one as opposed to the chess classroom.
Kids learn different than adults: requires patience, repetition,
kid communication and more patience.
One of the many teaching methods I use is the 'Mastery
Method'. A student learns at their own pace. They move on
after they learn 100% of the subject. No rush.
For their hard, hard word, the students obtain:
Organizational skills, multi-threaded vision, over the board
creativity, time discipline, sight calculation, logic problem
solving, study habits, work ethic, competition
and contentment that they have learned something special
that few others have.
Put down the video games. Turn off the electronic
devices and power up the mind with chess!
..My teaching methods combined with insider knowledge you
won't find in books, online or inefficientchessclassrooms.
Simply look at the credentials, course description,
reviews and then compare.
Start increasing your calculation and visualization
power soon after starting the class.
Students are taught to attack the king aggressively! With
advanced gambits, hyper-engineering and
reverse engineering. All combined with warp speed multi-
threading. Their attacks are lethal. They are induced to
calculate like René Descartes. Use his thought process over
-[ Rule VIII ] --- If in the matters to be examined we come to a step in the series
of which our understanding is not sufficiently well able to have an intuitive
cognition, we must make no attempt to examine what follows; thus we shall
spare ourselves superfluous labour. He will attend carefully to every source of
deception in order that he maybe on his guard. He will also enumerate exactly
all the ways leading to truth which lie open to us, in order that the may follow
the right way.--- René Descartes
Imagine like a Da Vinci [ block all out before committing to a
strategy, then execute the attack / ex: Last Supper
preparation]. Utilize and betterment old world
philosophies of a Capablanca, Fischer and Tal. To conserve
some of your energy by using feel.
When playing these kids, if you are lucky enough to
survive the first 15 moves...be happy!
Because odds are you won't survive the second 15.
They are becoming masters of the chess clock and starting to
see everything. They'll watch your eyes for movement and
The kids are destined not simply to be mere future
After a few lessons each subsequent lesson will start with end
game theory and examples. The student will play them back
with full understanding. Each session has practice games that
are interactively analyzed. After the basic tactics and
strategies have been learned the student learns 2 openings per
week. Example: Kings Gambit, Ruy Lopez, Sicilian Defense,
French Defense, Danish Gambit... Etcetera...
By now they are super confident and thinking fast and clear.
Now they can be taught anything even at the sub
level without much talk just by pointing the movement of
pieces. It is where deflection techniques and seeing into
opponent psychology enters. To adjust on the fly.
In the future the old Grandmaster USCF rating of 2800
will be 3200.
When the student is ready they have the opportunity to play a
multi-game match with other students at the Point. They are
more than willing to match-up//// Now they are armed with
many weapons and want to exercise their new found skills
with much confidence.
Of course someone must lose. However they are taught the
methods to extract so much learnings from a win OR a loss.
Either way they win! They are happy.
This weeks chess lesson most kids learned more advanced
checkmate patterns, 4 chess openings - The Kings Gambit,
The Ruy Lopez, The Sicilian Defense and the
French Defense. Next week the highly anticipated dangerous
but exciting attacking opening: The Danish Gambit. They
also learned the art of chess deflection [Where you induce
and seduce your opponents pieces to a certain direction only
to show the method to your madness.] --too cool. Next week
the art of chess deception... What your opponent sees on the
chess board isn't the truth!... Diabolical.
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|One-on-one lessons. 1 slot open. Friday.
Propose a future weekly date and time for your lesson.
Cost and location are fixed. Starbucks/Point.
Cost is $60.00 per student for each one hour session.
If siblings, then for the two students is $80. Please note all the focus is
towards the main student and the onlooking student must be very quiet.
Can pay via paypal.com ; email@example.com
No free trial sessions as even the
first session is of great value. And the kids always come back!
Also *** If you are a beginner to intermediate beginner
ages 4-12 with less than 1 year experience you can play a one-on-one
match with another lesson member at Starbucks/Point. $20 cost. Even
if you are not a lesson member!!
2018 Littleton Chess Wizard Championship
CHAMPION – Charlotte Payer
Lethal attacks combined with diabolical strategies and her absolute mastery of the
chess clock propels Charlotte Payer age 9 of Littleton MA to the top of the 2018
Littleton Chess Wizard Championship.
Littleton Chess is at the Point in Littleton, Valley Wild Books of Littleton and
features one-on-one and group lessons.
You can do it too!
Seems like not too long ago an eight year Charlotte Payer came to Littleton Chess at
Starbucks not even knowing what a Rook was. Indicating the reason why she was
here was because the boys at recess were saying she wasn't very smart because she
didn't know how to play chess. Well a couple of months later after our lessons she
went back to those boys at recess and beat them.
Now she beats her father. 3/16/19
Littleton Chess lesson taker and 2016 + 2017 Littleton
Littleton Chess lesson taker and 2016
Elelmentary School Champion
Littleton Chess lesson taker and 2018
Littleton Womans Champion