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Chess Instructors are Slava Mikhayluk & Gennady Chepur


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, art, etc.

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. I recommend:


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!


Chess coaches,

Slava Mikhayluk & Gennady Chepur



 Session -3

WEEK - 2
March 15 -
March 21





It was through my father that I started to learn the basic of chess. He made the game so fascinating that I became deeply interested.

My father used to say: “Repetition makes a master. Repetition makes you a better chess player.” And he was right. Solving thousands of puzzles really help me to become the World Champion. The point is not to memorize the actual position but to remember the ideas, to recognize the patterns. Chess is largely a matter of pattern recognition. The more patterns you know, the better player you will be. It is said that an average grandmaster has a mental library of about 20,000 patterns, which includes tactical, strategic, and endgames patterns.


Susan Polgar, four-time Women’s World Chess Champion 


The solution


Level # 4

White move
(10 points)

Level # 3

Checkmate in 2
(Four points)

Checkmate in
(Tree points)

Best Move
(Tree points)

Level # 2
Mate in Two
(Two points)



Level # 1



Mate in One

(One points)





Beginners Level

Check & Move