GREETINGS & WELCOME to my chess website. Designed to promote, teach & share chess to kids of all ages. IN MARYLAND the ANNAPOLIS CHESS CLUB MEETS TUESDAY 6:30pm at WHOLE FOODS Supermarket, in the Parole Towne Center mall at the corner of Old Solomons Island Road (route 2) and West street. It is completely free, no dues or costs to play chess, just play for fun. Typically
we have 8 or more boards going (16 players). Games end at 9:45 sharp. Play is in the Whole Food Markets' big table area near the corner entrance to the store.
As a Chess Trainer for many years, it is a very rewarding privilege to share the phenomena of Chess
with so many students. And to know that they will go on to spread this phenomena for another 50, 60, even 70+ more years is an honor. ~ Andrew K. Lubienski
So! WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET GOOD AT CHESS ?
Then the question actually becomes :How exactly do we improve our chess skills? Well, there are specific things which you must do. And quite a few wrong ways to train. Improving our chess ability can be compared to climbing a mountain and you cannot expect to sprint all the way to the top of the chess mountain. It's just not that simple.
There are 'plateaus' which you will find that you need to acclimatize yourself with. That's just the way it is, you will get to a certain level and not be able to get further for a little while. The amount of wait depends mainly on how accurately your learning focuses on your specific needs.
Beginners can usually be taught to attain an 600-800 (Elo rating*) in about 30 days. Chess players can then be frustratingly stuck around 900-1000 points for years or they can be taught the proper tools they need to progress to higher ratings in less than 6 months. An earnest student will derive terrific satisfaction by following this type of customized instruction. They will benefit greatly by witnessing measurable milestones. Correctly sequenced foundational study is the best way up the chess mountain. Please click on the Elo button below for an explanation of 'Elo Ratings'
YOU WILL SEE an increase in your Elo chess ratings very soon if you just keep playing and taking notes. Just don't ever get discouraged. If you are a sore loser, then.....
GO PLAY A SPORT WHERE NOBODY EVER LOSES! LOL ; )
Chess is sport, Chess is art, Chess is FUN!
Andrew Lubienski, 300 Kenmore Ave, Edgewater MD 21037
EMAIL: Lubienski@hotmail.com TELEPHONE: (305) 942-3290
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