5-time Washington State
and his coach
offers group lessons for
tournament players. During the
classes, students study typical
middle game ideas and positions,
practice basic endgames, play
games with clocks and notation,
and work on puzzles.
Chess Events & Equipment
Hello chess families,
Welcome to ASE chess club. During the year we are
going to study and play chess, solve chess puzzles,
and go to tournaments. We use points system to keep
track of the students’ progress. I assign optional
homework. Students who do the homework receive extra
points. The home work can be found on my website:
You can also find more info about our chess as well
as other afterschool classes including math, piano,
If you are new to chess, there is a great computer
game “Learn to play chess with Fritz and Chesster”
1, 2, and 3 which explains all the rules and more in
a form of games. The link is:
The best way to improve and to enjoy chess is to
play. There are several options. First, there are
many computer programs which allow you to play
against the computer, set up different levels, etc.
For IPad, I like Shredder.
Another option is to play
on-line. The best site is ICC or Internet Chess Club
. It’s a membership-based service (about $7 a month)
which ensures safe environment. Most of my private
students play there.
There are also many
scholastic chess tournaments. They are usually held
on Saturdays. We organize our tournaments about once
a month from October to June. I will be sending the
tournament announcements, and post them on-line as
well as pictures of the participants and winners
with trophies and medals.
Feel free to reply to me if you have any questions.
Have a nice school year!
Mikhayluk & Gennady Chepur
Filimonov (left) takes 4 out of 5 and got 3rd place in Sunny Hills Fall Tournament in 1-3 Open
Filippov (right) takes 3.5 out of 5 and got 4th place in Bryant Fall Classic Tournament in 1st
Andreeva takes 3.5 out of 5 and got 1-2nd place
in Classic Tournament in 4-6 Open Overall Section
Filimonov takes 3.5 out of 5 and got 1st place in 2008 Jhon Muir Chess Tournament 1-st gr. Section
Anthony takes 4 out of 5 and got 2nd
place in Classic Tournament in 4-6 Open Overall Section
Anthony takes 4 out of 5 and got 1-st place in Shelton View 2008 Classic Tournament in 4-6 Open Overall Section
takes 5 out of 5 and got 1-st
place in Shelton View 2008 Classic Tournament in 1-3 Section
Our chess star Nikita Filippov (7 y.o.) takes 5 out of 5 and got 1-st place in USDC Classic Tournament
in 3-d Grade Section
Our chess star Kirill Filimonov (7 y.o.)
takes 5 out of 5 and got 1-st
place in USDC Classic Tournament in 3-d Grade Section
Chess stars: Kirill (8
y.o.), Olga(10 y.o.), and Anton(11 y.o.) take 5 out of 4 in USDC Classic Tournament in own Grades Section
Nikita and his school
won 1st place in National Chess Competition 2009 and 4th place in National Backhouse
Rising star Marc Huang
is the result of hard work solving chess puzzles…
and playing chess in Ellen
Photo of the day
Week - 9
This Table was
created for your motivation. Now you can see the
results of your work in the chess club. Every
solved puzzle in class or home gives you one
point. If you win a game during the lesson you
earn five points. If you win a tournament
game you get ten points. Students get ranks based
on the number of earned points. Everyone starts
with a pawn rank. You reach rank knight
after gaining one hundred points. One more
hundred points gives bishop rank, then
rook, queen, and the top rank is a
TOURNAMENT PHOTO GALLERY
Hello chess friends,
tournament is coming on
. As previous tournaments, it
will be open for our group and
private students. Feel free to
invite your friends to play.
Everyone will play with clocks. The
games will be rated based on the NW
scholastic chess rating system. You
can find more details and found out
whether or not your child has a
Where: Art School Ellen
NE 68 Street Suite A-110, Redmond,
5:00 to 7:00
Tournament type: round robin or
swiss depending on the number of
Ratings: Northwest scholastic
ratings are used.
Trophies, medals: Trophy for first
place in every group; medals for 2nd
and 3rd places.
sets and clocks will be provided.
Recording: Recording is required for
more experienced players. Please,
bring your recording books. The
books can also be purchased on site.
Time control: 15 minutes a game.
Registration: Please, reply email to
with player’s full name,
school name and grade, and players
ID and rating if any. Checks or cash
will be accepted on site.
or cash will be accepted on site.