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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 madatory game against jerryi. Maintain enough games against Club players to be able to achieve this goal. Our Distinguished Players List includes participants who have agreed to respond frequently to online ChessTempo games. The List includes Coach Jerry (jerryi), Alexis H (ct.alexis.h), Coach Keonine (ct.keonine), Isaiah (ct.kilo), Coach Mancuso (ct.mancuso), Seng (ct.seng.m), and Siang (ct.siang.c). These experienced players have all agreed to respond to your moves in a timely manner (1 or more moves per day, on average). Any Club player (Intern, Full Member, or Senior Member) is welcome to challenge any or all of these Distinguished Players. Any Full Member or Senior Member who is interested in volunteering to be added to this list to fulfill this additional Chess Club responsibility 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. Goal 3 - (Full Member)

After attaining Goals 1 and 2 above you will be promoted to Full Member Status. However, if you do not discipline yourself to work additional problems on a daily basis, your status will deteriorate to Intern,


Goal 4 (Senior Member)

Maintain an Active ChessTempo Standard Tactics rating above 1050 for 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.


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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