6 yr old coach dominates in k-3 of the Hopewell Classic

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RCI’s newest coach, 6 yr old Anagha Sinkar took 1st place in the puzzle solving round and finished with a perfect score of 4-0 to win the k-3 in this event.  Anagha will be attending our, “Secrets to Long Combinations” camp the 26th-28.  Anagha has had a great year maintaining a 55% win percentage through 14 events, knocking off a 1203 player in Spotsylvania, coming in 46th for girls under 7 in the US, and being appointed as the new coach for Lucille Brown Middle School!  Her next appearance will be at the Maggie Walker k-3 tournament in January! laiyla

Laiyla Joseph,(left) of Lucille brown ponders her move while earning a ribbon performance in her 1st tournament!  Laiyla’s maturity and will to win make her a strong potential coach as well.  Laiyla hopes to improve on her rating this Saturday at our monthly tournament.  Keep up the good work!

If you want to improve at chess, RCI has the coaching skills and resources to help you make progress fast!!!  We are a full time Tournament Chess, Professional Development, and Entrepreneurial Training Company.  We train individuals and groups of any age and skill level up 1700.  Rates vary depending on your goals, strength, maturity, and length of commitment.  Call us today and share what you want your chess future to be like in 2019.  I’m sure we can help or get you headed in the right direction! 804-426-6058.

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Secrets of Longer Combinations Camp! Dec 26th-28th

The most important part of a chess players skill is visualization and evaluating future positions.  Everyone can see 3 maybe 4 moves ahead.  How do you train yourself to recognize and execute longer combinations?  This will be the subject of our 3 day camp!  We have proof that you don’t need to see 10 moves ahead to be doing 10 move combinations on a regular basis.  Masters and Grandmasters use special tactical and strategic thinking methods to break down combinations and at this camp, we will share them with you.  This camp is a must for anyone that has or is considering playing in tournaments.  Play great combinations at the board instead of finding them during analysis.  We just need 3 days!!

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This is a position from the Callaham variation of the Philidor Defense!  This game Scott/Callaham, Rhein Main Open, 1986 went 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Bd3 a5!? (Novelty) 7. 0-0 Na6 8. a3 c5 9. d5 Nc7 10. Be3?! Ng4 11. Bd2 b5!  Even when a move is 100% correct, seeing long combinations at the board may be required. 12. Nb5? c4! 13. Nc7 (13. Bc4? loses a piece to Nb5 14. Bb5 Qb6 and 15…Qb5!)  Qc7 14. Be2 Bb2 (In the game I played 14… Qc5 15. Kh1 Nf2 16. Rf2 Qf2 17. c3 Rb8 18. Rb1 f5!-+)  15. Rb1 c3!  16. Kh1 Ba3 17. h3 cd 18. hg Bg4 19. Qd2 Bb4 -+.  In all of these variations, seeing more than 3 or 4 moves ahead was required.  This and many other types of more than 4 or 5 move combinations will be covered.

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This is from a correspondence game I played with 7 days per person to reply.  How would you decide between; 1. Bh6, 1. h4, 1. Rfe1, 1. Qg4, and 1. Nf5.  Come to the camp and find out!!

RCI chess camps are exactly that, chess camps.  We are not a babysitting service.  No basketball, football, running, jogging, crafts, other games, bug house or chess variants!  Our goal is to instruct the student on how to recognize, master, and play longer combinations!!  Our itinerary is as follows;

26th, Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm, instruction 3pm til 430, free play and review until parent arrival or 6pm.

27th,Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm, instruction 3pm til 430, free play and review until parent arrival or 6pm.

28th, Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm.  Review, free play, book selection,  and answering questions from 3pm until parent arrival or 6pm.

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included.  We serve no nuts and no pork!  Each camper receives an RCI custom camp guide, meals, snacks, 1 free book, and 1 free tournament entry.

That’s 27 hours of instruction, meals, snacks, an RCI custom camp guide, 1 free chess book, and 1 free tournament entry for just $299.00.  Check or Cash only.  No refunds.  Ask about the family and student discount!  Call Mike Callaham for details and registration.  804-426-6058.

 

Elementary My Dear Watson…Elementary!?

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k-5th graders at 5 RPS schools.  Kids are doing well and getting ready for tournaments Nov 17th Richmond, Dec 8th Hopewell, and Dec 22nd Richmond.  We need sets, uniforms, vehicles and cash.  We could also use customers, referrals, or advertisers!  Help me show these young people what chess can do!  ‘nough said.