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  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Editor: Daa (day) Mahowald daa@mahowald.org http://chess4.us 1 July, 2016

    Table of Contents Pg 2 Advanced Class

    Pg 2 Homeschool Chess Club

    Pg 3 Chess HangOuts

    Pg 4 Summer Chess Camps

    Pg 5 Parent & Tot Chess Time

    Pg 5 Kids Chess Club

    Pg 6 Math Monster &

    Spelling Splash

    Pg 7 Article: AV 6th Grader Excels

    Pg 10 AV Chess Opportunities

    Pg 11 AVLA Awards Ceremony

    Pg 12 Lessons from Total Chess by -

    John Herron

    Pg 12 Chess Corner by

    NM Ruben Ondangan

    Pg 13 Chess Funnies

    Pg 14 NEW Chess Bingo

    Chronological List of Upcoming Activities June 18 Chess HangOut pg 3

    June 20-24 Chess Camp for Beginners/Beyond Beginners

    June 27-July 1 Chess Camp for Intermediates pg 4

    July 6-8 Chess Camp for Strategies, Tactics, Tricks & Traps

    July 6-Aug10 Parent & Tot Chess Time pg 5

    July 8-Aug 8 Kids Chess Club pg 5

    July 11 Math Monster pg 6

    July 11 Spelling Splash pg 6

    July 12-28 Advanced Class pg 2

    July 15-Sept 16 HomeSchool Chess Club pg 2

    July 16 Chess HangOut pg 3

    Aug 26-Sept 23 Kids Chess Club pg 5

    Fridays Check Chess Club [for ages 15 and up] pg 2 SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS

    Pgs 10, 11, 13

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 2 of 14 1 July, 2016

    Check Chess Club for ages 15 and up

    5:30-8pm Fridays

    (except holidays)

    $1 per Friday

    The Check Chess Club meets at the AV Chess House

    For more info:

    daa@mahowald.org

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 3 of 14 1 July, 2016

    Two CHESS HANGOUT Days

    Parents! Heres your chance to go shopping or do other

    activities without the kids! Drop them off for 4 hours of

    while you have your own fun.

    June 18 and/or July 16 . WHO Ages 4 14 WHAT 4 hours of chess fun for all skill levels! A variety of chess activities to

    entertain all ages! Lots of hands-on fun with full games, bug house, Chess Mini-Games

    , 4-way, Jumbo, etc. (Low-key teachable moments included.)

    WHERE AV Chess House, 3710 Neola Way, Lancaster WHEN 9am 1pm, Saturday, June 18 and/or July 16 WHY We all need time away from the kids occasionally COST $5 per hour, per child REGISTER: Email daa@mahowald.org for a registration form or get one from our website www.Chess4us Menu Title: EVENTS CHESS HANGOUT

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 4 of 14 1 July, 2016

    Location of Chess Camps AV Chess House, 3710 Neola Way, Lancaster CA 93536 Snack time Please bring a nutritious snack every day to enjoy at 11am. Max/Min = 14/4 No camp will accept more than 14 campers. A camp will be canceled if less than 4 campers register. Preregistration Email: Ms. Daa daa@mahowald.org Or on our website www.Chess4.us

    These camps have lots of

    hands-on, fun, chess activities

    where campers learn with

    others of their own skill level!

    Strategies, Tactics, Openings,

    Tricks & Traps

    Ages 5-13 $60/Camper

    July 6-8, 9am-1pm

    For those who have attended an Intermediates Chess Camp OR

    who have competed in at lease one full game chess tournament

    Intermediates

    Ages 5-13 $70/Camper

    June 27 July 1, 9am-1pm

    For those who attended a

    Beginners & Beyond Beginners

    Chess Camp OR who are competent at checkmate

    Beginners & Beyond Beginners

    Ages 5-13 $70/Camper

    June 20-24, 9am-1pm

    For those who are new to chess OR have just begun learning the

    game of chess

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 5 of 14 1 July, 2016

    Parent & Tot Chess Time

    A series of fun, hands-on CHESS MADE EASY classes for ages 3-6 with adult.

    Through rhymes, song mini-games and lots of lively fun, students will be introduced to the game of chess. Prior knowledge of the game is not needed from tots or their adults to start

    Level 1. Fee: $53 ($60NR) AV Chess House, Lancaster.

    Wednesdays: July 6 Aug 10 from 3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. (Barcode 9989)

    To Register: IN PERSON: Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Ave, Lancaster BY PHONE: (661) 723-6077 ONLINE: www.cityoflancasterca.org/register

    For more info or to inquire about Level 2-3, Email daa@mahowald.org or visit www.Chess4.us

    WHO: Open to all skill levels, grades K-8. Parents are welcome to observe and volunteer! WHAT: A fun and intellectually challenging club and team. WHEN: Fridays, 4:00 5:30pm Summer 2016

    SESSION 1: Jul 8 Aug 8 BARCODE: 9987

    SESSION 2: Aug 26 Sep 23 BARCODE: 9988 WHERE: AV Chess House, 3710 Neola Way, Lancaster, CA 93536 WHY: Each week, students will experience hands-on group activities that advance their understanding and appreciation for the game. Prior knowledge of chess is not necessary. Chess sets and boards will be supplied for class time. COST: $30/per session Lancaster Resident / $35/ per session Non-Resident, per Quarter *Each Chess Club Members adult must volunteer at least once per Quarter. REGISTER: Lancaster City Hall, 44933 Fern Avenue, Lancaster, CA 93534 (661) 723-6077 or www.cityoflancasterca.org/register

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 6 of 14 1 July, 2016

    10 11:30 am Math Monster 90 minutes of fun, hands-on math problems, gentle quizzes,

    and competitions for those going into Kindergarten, First, or

    Second Grade.

    11:30 12 pm Lunch Time Students who sign up for both Math Monster & Spelling Splash will have a supervised location for lunch. Lunch must be brought with the student as no food or beverages are provided.

    12 1:30 pm Spelling Splash 90 minutes of fun, hands-on spelling words, gentle quizzes,

    and bees for those going into Kindergarten, First, or Second

    Grade.

    Location: AV Chess House 3710 Neola Way. Lancaster Fee: $20 Math Monster $20 Spelling Splash $30 Both Includes supervised location for lunch. (Food and beverage not provided.)

    When Monday, July 11 Register: daa@mahowald.org

  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 7 of 14 1 July, 2016

    AV 6th Grader Excels 6

    th Grader Eric Chen had a busy Memorial Day Weekend this year. He played in two

    USCF-rated chess tournaments! On May 28, he competed in the Southern California Youth Championship, tying for 2

    nd Place. The next day, he tied for 1

    st Place in the US

    Chess Junior Grand Prixs Premier Section!

    But Wait, Theres More! As these two tournaments demonstrate, Chen is a strong chess player. Through

    chess, his mind has become excellent at planning ahead,

    concentration, problem solving, analyzing actions and consequences,

    making complex decisions, etc . . . in short, hes become excellent at all

    those skills that make him a great student! In fact, those skills have made him such a great student that he has been recognized by the Lancaster School District he is on the Superintendents Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 GPA! Plus, Chen received an Outstanding Academic Excellence certificate from the US Presidents Education Awards Program!

    An Annotated Game During the Junior Grand Prix, Chens last round game was quite interesting. USCF National Chess Master Matt Mahowald annotated the game with the assistance of the Stockfish7 computer program. In addition, Master Matt includes the key Grandmaster game for this line in the Danish Gambit Opening.

    Adler Luis ,Ribaya (1921) Eric T,Chen (1873) [C21] 2016 LINA GRUMETTE MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC (6), 30.05.2016 [Stockfish 7 64 (20s)] C21: Danish Gambit

    1.e4 e5 2.d4 exd4 3.Nf3 Bc5? Nc6 is best. One of the dangers of playing e5 as black is openings like this, where there are a zillion options. When trying to figure out a move remember the rules of thumb. Knights before Bishops. Try to only move pieces once

    (its not clear that the bishop belongs there. 4.Bc4 [4.Nxd4] 4...Nc6 5.c3

    ++ + ++++ +++ +!"++# $+"+%+& '""+"""( )*%!Q,-+*. /012345678

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  • Chess in the Antelope Valley Chess e-Newsletter of the Antelope Valley Vol VII No 7 Page 8 of 14 1 July, 2016

    Left, Eric Chen competes during Memorial Day Weekend. Above, Chen ties for 2nd in the Souther