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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!
|Site updated: 9/19/2018
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|KIDS CHESS LESSON SECTION FOR BEGINNERS.
We make kids Chess Engineers!
They come here to learn how to win.
*** Note; lessons are wait listed at this time. Send a note for
future consideration ** Tell us your most optimal days/times.
Can never tell when a slot may open up. Student must be age
7-11 and a beginner or near beginner.
Tell us if you would like to be part of a future group class on
Wednesday evenings. 1/2 instruction - 1/2 playing matches.
Cost and location are fixed, no changes!
$30/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.
Suggest a time frame.
Try a lesson, you may like it!
We have 9 kids so far. 5/female 4 male. ages 7-10.
All like the one-on-one as opposed to the chess classroom.
Kids learn differentthan 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, Sicillan 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 8/11/18 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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|Sign up for The 2018 Littleton Chess Championship Saturday Sept-15
Not a USCF rated tournament. Just fun, pizza and trophies.
No drop ins. Must register by email: email@example.com. $25 at
the tournament. Send in information in next section below.
Name/town/section to play..etc.
6 Trophies: Elementary School Champion, Middle School Champion, High
School Champion. Female Champion, Senior Champion(50+) and
2 Sections: Scholastic and Open Section. If you are a student and want to
play in the Open Section you can. Just let us know.
Only one trophy per person.
Chess clock is used by all. Very easy to learn. We supply them.
Touch move rule. Touch a piece you must move it.
If 2 players tie then we look at head-to-head games. If none then 5 minute
playoff. I more than 1 winner we use software/add up opponents wins.
|Want to be a student chess helper? To teach a couple of our
young female chess kids? With more female kids wanting to learn.
We are looking for a Littleton High female student to teach
one-on-one some of our female students.
Must be in Littleton High School. Must be female and know how
to play chess. Must be able to learn and teach with my teaching
methods/direction. This pays $10 per hour.
|Current member lesson times are as follows.
Dhriti: Monday eve : 6:30-7:30pm
Adi: Monday eve: 6:30-7:30pm
Esther Tues: 4:40-5:40pm
Tanishka: Tuesday 6-7pm
Wednesday: Closed: Teach Young Sci-fi Filmmaking at Groton Dunstable Community Ed.
Jude : Thursday eve : 7-8pm
Nathaniel: Friday: 3:30-4:30.
Leah : Friday eve: 6:00-7:00pm
Charlotte: Sat morn: 10-11am.
Matthew: Sun morn 10:11- Can also do matches Sunday morning 10-12 + some
weeknights –Prefers to match with players #3-8 for now until more experience.
Leighton: Sun morn: 11-12:30am