Homework for Week of Oct 16:
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: Complete ten puzzles and one level on ChessKid.
Rockfish: Play games and practice puzzles on ChessKid, and you can also challenge your coaches to a slow game. Coach Robbie is hotdogbob, and Coach Dick is crscruffy.
Swordfish/Dolphins Combined: Each day, complete 10 puzzles on ChessKid and play 1 live game 15mins on ChessKid.
1. Also, watch https://youtu.be/btm6epszymM and write out game notation on a score sheet and bring it to the next class to discuss and analyze.
Christopher Woojin Yoo – Quang Liem Le Bay Area International 2019 round 03, Jan-4-2019 Caro-Kann Defense: Exchange Variation (B13)
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Nf3 Nc6 5. Bb5 e6 6. c4 dxc4 7. O-O Bd6 8. Nc3 Ne7 9. Bg5 O-O 10. Bxc4 b6 11. a3 Bb7 12. Re1 Rc8 13. Ba2 h6 14. Bh4 Qd7 15. d5 exd5 16. Nxd5 Nxd5 17. Bxd5 Rfe8 18. Rxe8+ Rxe8 19. Kh1 g5 20. Bxg5 hxg5 21. Nxg5 Nd8 22. Bxb7 Nxb7 23. Qd3 Kf8 24. Qd4 Re5 25. f4 Qg4 26. Rd1 Re2 27. Nh7+ Ke7 28. Qf6+ Kd7 29. Qxd6+ Nxd6 30. Nf6+ Ke6 31. Nxg4 Rxb2 32. Ne3 Re2 33. Nd5 Nc4 34. h4 Kf5 35. h5 Re6 36. Rc1 Nd6 37. Kg1 Kg4 38. Rc7 a5 39. Rc6 b5 40. Nc7 Re7 41. h6 Nf5 42. h7 Re1+ 43. Kf2 Rh1 44. Nd5 Ng3 45. Rc8 Ne4+ 46. Ke3 Rxh7 47. Kxe4 Rh6 48. Ne3+
2. Chess Tactics for students (20th Anniversary Edition) book, please complete pages 10 through 16.
Sharks: Complete at least 10 endgame puzzles on ChessKid (you can find these under Puzzles<Themes<Endgame).
Orcas: Bring one of your tournament games. Legible, naturally, on a sheet of paper that you don’t need back. A decent game worth looking at, not a game where your opponent dropped all their pieces or got checkmated in 5 moves.
White : Kd8 pawns b6 h7
Black : Kb8 pawns a2 b7
Candidate Masters: No formal homework. Continue with self-study and be ready to talk about what you have been working on next class.