ChessTempo Gold Membership Contest Awards


Congratulations to all of our Senior Members, who will receive 1-year Gold ChessTempo Memberships, based on their Tactics Ratings as of November 12, 2017.


Zar (ct.zar.k) 1109
Seng (ct.seng.m) 1112
Aung (ct.aung) 1160
Siang (ct.siang.c) 1201
Mohammad (mohammad7) 1496


Members are promoted to Senior Member level when they attain an 1100 Active mark, and when they reach 1150 they receive ChessTempo Gold Membership Awards. Senior Members will continue to bear responsibility to maintain an Active Tactics score at or above 1100.


Those who do not maintain Active Status will be revert to regular Member Status, but anyone awarded Gold ChessTempo Status will retain it for a full year.


Htway barely missed the 1100 mark, but she has improved her score from 1040 to 1090 in the last five days. Her score was at an all-time high on November 12, 2017, and this represents an excellent effort on her part. I trust that her example will motivate all of our Club Members.


Michael has also exerted a lot of effort recently, and his score is currently at 1050, only five points off his record high.


I am confident that Michael, Htway, and several other members will soon attain Senior Member status and will obtain the accompanying Gold award if they continue their current diligent efforts.


Sicilian - Advanced Study


[Suggested moves 9 to 13.5] for our 8-move Sicilian Opening on Page 256, Columns 19-21 in Modern Chess Openings (MCO-14), are:


Col 21 - 9.f4 b5! 10.a4 b4 11.Nd5 Nxd5 12.Qxd5 Qb6+ 13.Kh1 Bb7 14.f3

Col 19 - 9.Kh1 b6 10.Be3 Bb7 11.f3 b5! 12.a4 b4 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.Qd3

Col 20 - 9.Be3 Be6 10.Qd2 Nbd7 11.a4 Rc8 12.a5 Qc7 13.Rfd1 Rfe8 14.exd5


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Conrad/Tasby Membership Levels:


When you register for Chess Club you will immediately be given Member Intern Status, and your coach will assign you a ChessTempo username and password. That allows you to participate in club activities. With appropriate study and practice you will soon be promoted to Full Member or Senior Member Status. All Conrad/Tasby Chess Club players share the following Goals:


Goal 1 - (5X5)

Play at least five moves each week against at least five Club opponents, including a mandatory game against jerryi. Maintain enough games against Club players to be able to achieve this goal. Our Distinguished Players List includes all Coaches and Senior Members who will respond daily or more frequently to online ChessTempo games. The List includes Coach Jerry (jerryi), Mohammad (mohammad7), Coach Keonine (ct.keonine), Coach Mancuso (ct.mancuso), Seng (ct.seng.m), Siang (ct.siang.c), and Coach Gibson (csgibson88). Any Club player (Intern, Full Member, or Senior Member) is welcome to challenge any or all of these Distinguished Players. Anyone else who is interested in volunteering to be added to this list should contact a chess coach,



Goal 2 - (RD60)

Solve ChessTempo Standard Tactics problems on a regular basis to gradually develop your chess skills. Solve enough problems each week to keep your RD consistently below 60 so that your ChessTempo Tactics Status stays 'Active',


Goal 3 - (Member)

Upon reaching Goals 1 and 2 you will be promoted to Member Status. However, if you do not discipline yourself to work problems and play online games against other Club Members on a daily basis, you may revert to Intern Status for insufficient activity,


Goal 4 (Senior Member)

Maintain an Active ChessTempo Standard Tactics rating above 1100 for continuing Senior Member Status.


Each Club player needs to demonstrate reasonable effort to meet the above goals. Evidence of insufficient interest in that regard may result in dismissal from the Club and/or from participating in Club tournaments.