Homework for Week of Sept 17:
As a general suggestion, kids are strongly encouraged to continue working daily on ChessKid or Chess.com — playing games, solving puzzles, advancing levels, watching videos, etc. Finally, parents are encouraged to secure a private coach for their children. See the link on our website for a list of coaches. Below you will find the assigned weekly homework!
Guppies: See email from Coach Rey.
Minnows: Watch any two videos on ChessKid.
Rockfish: Will be updated soon.
Swordfish/Dolphins Combined: Each day, complete 25 puzzles on ChessKid and play 1 live game 15mins on ChessKid. Also, watch this YouTube video, write out game notation (pictured below), and be prepared to discuss and play out game first thing during our next class.
Sharks: Will be updated soon.
Orcas: Play chess every day until next Tuesday.
Megalodons/Mosasaurus Combined: White to play, how would you continue? Find a plan and follow it up with a small variation ( 5-6 moves ).
Candidate Masters: CMs need to memorize all 16 World Chess Champions in order. The answer is Steinitz, Lasker, Capablanca, Alekhine, Euwe, Botvinnik, Smyslov, Tal, Petrosian, Spassky, Fischer, Karpov, Kasparov, Kramnik, Anand, and Carlsen. In addition, the need to read about Swiss System Pairing rules from the USCF rule book.