SCBC Coaches Score 10.5/15 At The George Washington Open

This weekend 3 SCBC coaches played in the George Washington Open in Reston VA.  Mike Callaham played in the Under 1800, Master Coach Jason Moorefield played in the Major, and Coach Avijith Rajan in the Under 2100. Mike earned 4/5 = 3 wins 2 draws and 0 losses, finishing 2nd, 2nd/61, Coach Jason earned 3.5/5 = 3w 1d 1l finishing 3rd, 8/64 and Coach Rajan earned 3/5 = 3w 0d 2l, finishing 4th, 12th/48!  Our carpool of fun and laughs was from left to right; Mike Callaham, Mike Valentino, Patrick Spain, Avijith Rajan.

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We came we saw and we did some damage.  I’m never going to tell my students that with what we teach, it’s Ok to lose chess games.  I see and hear it all the time!  You can’t win them all, you have to get experience, you learn more from your losses… It’s all nonsense! I encourage my students by telling them, “Your opponent’s parents, coaches, friends and family expect them to lose games in this tournament!  Your job is make sure you don’t disappoint them!!  At SCBC we’ve got a formula that explains success and failure at the chess board!  The formula can be used by anyone that knows when a chess game is over!  Winning and losing are now a will or won’t not a can or can’t.  As your rating increases and the opponents get harder, the only thing needed is more discipline!  Why am I so serious?!  For years I’ve been telling everyone around me, if you’re losing with the SCBC system, it’s because you don’t really care about winning! I’ve listened to student after student and class after class repeat word for word what they are supposed to be doing at the board.  Then when they get to a tournament they’re as bad as a chef who keeps trying to turn, ‘over easy” eggs with a fork, a knife, spoon, an ice-pick, toothpick, or anything  instead of a spatula?!  Our system is so simple that if you’ve been taught it and won’t use it, it could be said that checks, captures, threats, and sacrifices just aren’t important to how you, “want” to play chess?!  I don’t make this stuff up, I’m just reporting. lol

The looks my wife would give me if I told her we are going for a 2 hour drive to pay to enter a tournament, pay for lodging, pay for food, take up the whole family’s day or weekend, and I will habitually be ignoring checks, captures, threats, and sacrifices that exist for both sides!? LOL!

Our mantra has 4 parts!  We gave out part 1 of the rule in 2011, then part 2 of the rule in lessons, classes, lectures, camps, training guides and videos. Rajesh Pandit’s whole family increased over 1200 points in just 6 months.  We’ve had tremendous success at getting kids over 1000 but they have other activities and the proximity of events that will test them requires travel.  I’m working on it and that’s beset with many unique and hidden challenges as well!  We continue the never ending search for another Jason Morefield, Jennifer Yu or Praveen! Someone that wants to win and is willing to work!  If parents, spouses, and coaches got the Mike’s wife face more often instead of coddling them with,  ” Do you understand? “, that would cause their ratings to go up a lot faster!?

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I’ve decided to just go get the examples of the system in action myself!  Last year I set a goal to see just how unbeatable I can become using discipline and my SCBC System!!

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The 6 points and 8 winning positions I produced in the World Open in July did little to change peoples behavior!  They were still doing the chant without doing the dance!?  So I decided that 1, whether they use it or not, I will teach it to my coaching staff.  Then 2, I will lead by example!

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At 57 the biggest challenges are fatigue, being able to make good decisions from the information my system gives me about the position, and having the fortitude, strength, discipline and character to fight relentlessly for a win, a draw, and no losses.  I’m usually abhorrent about things like 5 hour energy and the like but for this tournament in addition to my CBD, I used our, “My Daily Choice” Boost and the Brain sprays before the beginning of each round.  The change in my alertness was instantaneous, invigorating, and enduring.  I didn’t have so much as 1 yawn while I was playing.  The also helped me get to form faster!  I should have used them at the World Open!!  I won’t play in a tournament without them again!  Don’t get me wrong, I need to be in better shape and I need to study, but it’s a relief knowing that I won’t be falling asleep at the board anymore!

I’ll be posting the games from the GWO just like I did for the games from the World Open!  Round 2 and 5 may be of theoretical importance.  Next stop is The Northern Va Open 20-22 March!!

The Final Piece Of Our Financial Services Puzzle!

 

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This is the newest addition to our national network.  Some of you have tried our CBD!  Some of you have looked into Commercial Money, Loans, Credit, and Financing.  For those that are not aware we are currently engaged in becoming Mortgage Loan Officers.  And now we are helping businesses and consumers go from debt to wealth.  Every program we have is guaranteed to produce results.  This company, like the others we work with, also has a money back guarantee and enjoys a, AAA National Better Business Bureau Rating!

The Money Max software system helps you pay off your debts in 1/2 to 1/3 of the time!  You read right!  The software tells you step by step in real time exactly what to do to guarantee a 30 year mortgage will be paid off in 9.9 years or less!  I’m smart maybe even a genius,(lol) but I can’t tell you how it works because it works in real time like a financial GPS.  I know that you are smart and maybe geniuses too, so I’ll just tell you what it’s not, let that drive you crazy for a while like it did me, send you to watch a brief video, and give you a free e-book entitled, what else… “Convert Your Debt to Wealth”.

This is not a bi-weekly payment program or refinance!

This is not an increase to your current monthly budget!

This is not a mortgage modification, alteration, or any other change to your current mortgage!

This is not a program that works only for people with good credit!

You’re never going to guess, but if you have debt, you are going to pay!!  If you would like to pay a lot less and under the circumstances I’ve described, watch the video, get the book, and then call me!  I can find out for free and without further obligation, how soon you can make the amount you owe, ZERO!!! www.moneymaxaccount.com/1019105

If you have never looked at our products or our sponsors, that’s ok…Really!  If you ignore this one, and you have debt or have a mortgage, the chess punctuation for that has not been created yet but I will try; ???!???!??

Watch the video and give me a call.  Send the link to as many people as you can!  Good Luck!

Mike C 804-426-6058

US Chess Club on Chess.com has a new Admin!

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“USChessFederation
Hi Michael! Thank you for your interest in being further involved with the USChess Club. We selected you with five other members to promote to admins and announced new admins in the club.

Our initial admins are Martin Stahl and Chess.com staff member @SamCopeland. Sam will be best able to help with administrative questions that may come up.

We selected admins based on their experience and record of being an outstanding member of USChess and Chess.com who would represent USChess in an excellent light. We know that everyone’s availability will vary and are simply looking for admins to assist when they are able with questions that club members may have and moderation of comments that may not be appropriate to the club.

Thanks enormously for what you do for chess in the US. We all benefit from the efforts of people such as yourself.

USChessFederation
Jan 18, 2020, 9:28 AM
Hello everyone, we are excited to announce new admins for the club. We had over 60 outstanding applicants who expressed interest in assisting with the club and member questions. We selected five experienced USChess members to promote to admin status.”

This is suitable for framing.  I am so honored and excited to be selected as one of the 1st 5 US Chess Club Admins!  Let Scholarship Chess Business Center help you too!

 

If you love chess, you’ll love this!!

 

 

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My name is Mike Callaham. The name of our US Chess Affiliate is, “Scholarship Chess Business Center”. Formerly the Richmond Chess Initiative. We help chess players of all ages earn scholarship, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities. In the last 8 years we’ve made over 1800 visits to schools, libraries, and special events within the Richmond city limits.

We are looking for people who love chess to help us coach, increase awareness, and fund raise. If you really love chess and like what you see, we have permanent part time positions available!! How great would that be? Just imagine being able to earn $300.00, $400.00, $500.00, or $600.00 a week because you fell in love with a chessboard! It’s possible and I’ll show you how!

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Please copy and paste the questionnaire with your reply.

1.) How did you learn to play chess?
2.) Are you or have you been a member of US Chess?
3.) What is your OTB or online blitz, regular, or tactics ratings?
4.) Do you have private, group, club, or camp coaching experience?
5.) Have you ever been a TD?
6.) Do you have a copy of, “The Rules Of Chess”?
7.) Are you available one evening a week from 6-9 pm, or 1 Saturday a month from 9 am-4 pm?
8.) Can you read and record chess games?
9.) How good are you on the phone as an organizer?
10.) How soon can you start?
11.) Other than money, what has been stopping you from doing more chess?
12.) In the last 5 years, have you played in any tournaments?
13.) What is your greatest chess accomplishment?
14.) Do you have a chess set and a clock?
15) What skill, talent, or character trait do you possess that you are sure will make you a great chess personality?

 

There are no right or wrong answers, I’m just trying to get to know you!! Just answer the questions as best you can, copy and paste them into an email with your name and phone number and I will call you the same or next day and explain everything!

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If you are a veteran, stay home parent, retired looking for a purpose, or young and looking for a career, the major and most qualification is that you love chess. After that, my goal is to help you reach your goals!
Thanks,
Coach Mike C.