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We recomend following chess books, DVDs, chess computer programs, and chess equipment:


  1. “A  World Champion’s Guide to Chess” by Susan Polgar 
  2. “Winning Chess the Easy Way” 1 – 5 DVD by Susan Polgar  
  3. “CHESS 5334 Problems, Combinations, and Games” by Laslo Polgar
  4. “My Great Predecessors” 1 – 4 Parts by Garry Kasparov   
  5. “Chess Tactics for Intermediate Players” chess computer program 
  6. “Chess Tactics for Beginners” chess computer program 
  7. “Learn to Play Chess With Fritz & Chester-1” computer game  
  8. “Learn to Play Chess With Fritz & Chester-2” Computer game 
  9. Chess clock
  10. Chess set



Weekly events



Ellen Chess Club




With 5 times Washington State Champion

Master Fide Slava Mikhayluk and Gennady Chepur



We run chess club on the weekends. We study openings, tactics of middle game, solve chess puzzles, and play chess. We are also planning to organize 2 tournaments.


Here is the weekend classes’ info:


Fee is: $20 per lesson.


Time: every Sunday

         From 10:00 to 11:00 for level 700 - 1000;

         From 12:00 to 01:00 for level 1000 - 1500


 Master class - Sunday  9:00 - 9:50 with fee - $30

Address is:

18005 NE 68-th St A-110

Redmond, WA 98052


All chess equipment will be provided.


Registration: please send the email with student’s full name and grade; the schedule – what Sundays he takes the lessons; bring fee of summer session on first lesson.


Gennady Chepur,

 Chess Instructor





Hello chess friends,  

Another chess tournament is coming on December 7-th.  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 rating here:

Where: Microsoft Building 40 Cafeteria 

15563 NE 31st St,

Redmond, WA 98052

14660 NE 24 Street, Bellevue, WA 98052

Time: 4:30 to 7:00 

Entry fee: $25

Tournament type: round robin or swiss depending on the number of entries.

Ratings: Northwest scholastic ratings are used.

Trophies, medals: Trophy for first place in every group; medals for 2nd and 3rd places. 

Chess 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: 15-25 minutes a game up to level.  

Registration: Please, reply email to Slava  with player’s full name, school name and grade, and players ID and rating if any. Checks or cash will be accepted on site.

Checks or cash will be accepted on site.



Northwest Scholastic Tournaments





Math Solutons

Logical Problems


The Jelly Bean Hunt

I hope you tried this one since it is not difficult at all.

We know Slow Sidney found five jelly beans so that means Fast Eddie found the other ten. We also know that Eddie found jelly bean #15, and if Sidney did not find jelly beans numbered 2, 4, 10, and 12 then Eddie must have. We also know Sidney found jelly bean #3, the solid red one.

Sidney 3
Eddie 2 4 10 12 15

If Eddie's 10 jelly beans totaled 75 points then Sidney's must have totaled 45 points. (1 + 2 + 3... + 15 = 120. 120 - 75 = 45)

Sidney 3 = 45
Eddie 2 4 10 12 15 = 75

Currently the nine jelly beans unaccounted for are:

solid 1 5 6 7 8
striped 9 11 13 14

Sidney's four remaining jelly beans must total 42 points. The only way this is possible AND also satisfies the criteria that two of his were striped is if he found:

jelly beans 7, 8, 13, and 14

Sidney 3 7 8 13 14 = 45
Eddie 1 2 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 15 = 75

or, as Dianna Ralston pointed out to me:

jelly beans 8, 9, 11, 14.

Sidney 3 8 9 11 14 = 45
Eddie 1 2 4 5 6 7 10 12 13 15 = 75

Either way, it was Sidney who found the solid black jelly bean (jelly bean #8)!

(Thanks to Kenneth Farmer who discovered and pointed out to me a tiny typo in this puzzle and to Dianna Ralston for discovering there was not one but two possible ways to come up with the same answer.)

UPDATE: Ah ha! As Nick Corbin pointed out to me, Dianna's solution is invalid! Remember, Sidney only found two striped jelly beans, so he couldn't have found #9, #11, and #14, which are all striped. Good work, Nick.