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Chess Homework

Chess Instructor is Gennady Chepur

Hello chess families,

Welcome to Da-Vinci 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: http://artschoolellen.com. 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: http://www.amazon.com/Learn-Play-Chess-Fritz-Chesster/dp/B00068M52W

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:

Fritz: http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Media-603-Twelfth-Edition/dp/B003B2MLDI/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1315410675&sr=8-4

For IPad, I like Shredder.

Another option is to play on-line. The best site is ICC or Internet Chess Club http://www.chessclub.com/ . 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 coach,

Gennady Chepur 


Chess Homework

Session #1
- 12


Hello chess friends,  



Our first chess tournament of the year is coming on January 26-th. As previous tournaments, it will be open for our group and private students and is designed to give experience to new players as well as provide good competition for experienced players. Everyone will play with clocks. The games will be rated based on the NW chess scholastic rating system. 


The tournament is the State Qualifier

Chess scholastic ratings can be found here:

Chess tournament on November 3rd, 2018 


Microsoft Building 40 Cafeteria 

15563 NE 31st St,

Redmond, WA 98052

Time: 4:30 to 6:30 

Entry fee: $25 

Tournament type: round robin. Players will be divided into groups of 4 or 6 based on rating and compete against others in their group. 

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.

Time control: 15 minutes to 45 minutes a game based on the group. 

Registration: Please, reply to this email with player's full name, school name and grade, and players ID and rating if any. 

Checks or cash will be accepted on site.

Chess Homework

Connect with Gennady 425/444-9197