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SIMULIZE! My 15 Board Simultaneous Exhibition Chess Match 1/19/2010

January 19, 2010

Some pictures from the 15 board chess simultaneous that I gave today – please notice that no chess clocks were in use during this event.  However each player had very little time – maybe ten minutes or fifteen minutes maximum so I had to checkmate them quickly!  This event was a lot of fun – the largest Simul I have given so far this year with my own personal best being over twenty chess boards.

If you want to achieve anything in life then it is up to you!

As it is at the chess board so it is in the great adventure that is life! - Coach Sean.

Before the storm breaks…
Object of the game?  As many checkmates as possible!

Attack of the Scholastic players - the wave comes crashing down!

The chess board is my shield...

The battle rages on!

You need track shoes for Simuls!

As soon as I defeat a youngster - 10 more want to take his/her place!

I played a lot of kids today!

"At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box".

"At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box".


HERE COMES SPRING SEMESTER for 2010 – Ready or not!

January 7, 2010

I prefer to be ready!

As a Chess Coach I have to get ready for the start of every Semester – and this Semester I intend to do a lot with my students!  Some of my students have taken first place in various ASCF events and are looking to be on track for Nationals should they be allowed to play there.  Other students are ready to “promote” and have done very well competitively too.  One of my schools really did extremely well winning many team and individual trophies last Semester.  So I am very excited to see what we can achieve with our next edition of Chess Club at that school and I am very pumped about getting to work with all of my kiddos again.

Last night I spent about 6 hours sending out emails to various Parents and working on my other projects.  Earlier in the day I had a Chess at Lunch to do and then I had some errands to run so it was a fairly busy and productive day yesterday.  I am still way behind in getting my various projects done though!  Time to get some work done.

– Coach Sean.