The 9th
JESSIE GILBERT
Celebration International Chess Festival

With the permission & support of Jessie's family
LIST OF EVENT BOOKINGS

JUNIOR TRAINING/ACTIVITY DAYS
at CCF (84-90 Chipstead Valley Road, Coulsdon, Surrey. CR5 3BA).
The junior training will involve periods of training and 5 CCF graded matches, possibly (if instructed) using openings/tactics taught
Advanced booking required

Tue 16 Aug
10am - 6pm
(
Maximum 16 Places)

MIKE HEALEY: ATTACKING AN UN-CASTLED KING
Name & Date of Birth

One of the things trainers always try to drum into us is to castle as early as possible; but what happens if your opponent leaves their King in the centre? We'll look at some quick wins where un-castled Kings lead to big problems, and see how we can take advantage of a King stuck in the centre!

Wed 17 Aug
10am - 6pm
(
Maximum 16 Places)

DANIEL GLIDDON: HOW TO DEAL WITH LOSING POSITIONS AND WORKING FROM FIRST PRINCIPLES

Name & Date of Birth

It is easy to win a game of chess when you are pieces up and you have such a wide choice of options that, unless you make a blunder, you will win.  You have to pay some attention to games that you are losing – how do you deal with these positions.  Do you let your head drop and accept the inevitable or do you fight to save the position and draw or, possibly, win a game you were losing?  Only your child can honestly answer that question but this training session will look at making yourself difficult to beat and working through what we can do when we find ourselves in a position where the chips are down...

Thu 18 Aug
10am - 6pm
(
Maximum 16 Places)

DANIEL GLIDDON - LEARNING FROM THE GAMES OF JESSIE GILBERT
Name & Date of Birth

“Your chess trainer will tell you it is a good idea to learn from the games you play but an even better idea to learn from the games the Masters play.  Jessie was one such player.  She regularly took part in high ranking open tournaments and often represented England and did amazingly well and was successful!  We will be looking at a selection of her games covering a variety of openings, style and tactics.  I cannot promise that, by looking at these games, you will get to play for your country but if they worked for Jessie at your age come and see what lessons we can learn and then maybe...just maybe...”

Fri 19 Aug
10am - 6pm
(
Maximum 16 Places)

MIKE HEALEY - HOW TO GET OUT OF CHECK
Name & Date of Birth

When we first learn chess one of the greatest sources of confusion is getting out of check; and yet when you look at games at the very highest level, frequently some of the worst mistakes concern this very problem. We will look at different checking situations, look at different reasons for avoiding or blocking or capturing. By the end of the day I hope to have got one thing straight - pay attention to how you get out of check, because it may be important. And don't panic!'

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