Online coaching for Elite Players (800-1400)
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Elite Coaching (once per week)
Chess Kids Elite is for players who want to become “Elite Players” (get your rating to Age x 100). Lessons are targeted at players in the rating range of 800-1400.
Chess Kids Elite is live online coaching and is a fully interactive experience. We also recommend our online games at play.chesskids.com.au where your coach will observe, comment and provide post-game analysis!
One lesson per week $110 (choose Mon, Tue or Wed)
Two lessons per week $189
Three lessons per week $229
Coaching sessions are held: Monday (Strategic Themes), Tuesday (Tactics) or Wednesday (Grandmaster Games) from 7pm – 8pm.
All lessons are recorded and you can review them as online videos at your convenience. Never miss a lesson and review when needed!
Tournament Games – FREE TO PLAY
All coaching should be supplemented with high-quality Tournament Games. These Tournaments are played online and allow Elite Players from all over Australia to compete against each other with coaches on hand observing your games.
It is not possible to participate in a Tournament without being involved in the coaching.
Each player will be put into a group of between 5 and 8 players in a Round-robin format. Players will need to arrange their own time to play games, however we recommend Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 8-9pm. During these times a Chess Kids coach will be online to observe games.
We recommend you play over-the-board chess tournaments as well, it’s the only way to get your rating up:
- Play in any RJ Shield tournaments and your coach will give feedback to you on the day
- We’ll help with written game analysis of all games from approved Open (adult) weekenders
- Coaching at all approved Open (adult) weekenders
Australian Junior Chess Championships
More details to follow shortly….
See the tournament website for dates and location.
The Chess Kids Elite and Junior Masters program is run by four of the most experienced chess coaches in Australia. This is a great opportunity to interact with them every week!
International Master Robert Jamieson coached just about every top player in the country today; he has had a hand in developing more Grandmasters, International Masters and Australian Champions than we can count on both hands and feet!
Fire Eating Carl Gorka, a top level player, experienced entertainer and the hardest working coach in Australia! Carl is arguably the best liked coach and player in Australia – and with good reason! He does more coaching than anyone and still finds time to help run the Melbourne Chess Club!
Chess Guru David Cordover is the Steve Jobs of the chess community – he even has the same shoes! Always innovating, always improving and a maniac for customer service, quality products and flawless organisation. Plus bringing 15 years of coaching experience to the team!
Other presenting coaches include Frank Meerbach, Daniel Holten and Tim Broome. As much as possible each program is tailored to the individual players enrolled in the group.