PHOENIX CHESS ACADEMY teaches Chess all over the Phoenix Valley in a fun and educational environment. We teach Private Elementary Schools, Homeschooling Programs, Advanced Group Lessons, Private Lessons, and Online Lessons. We work with all ages and all levels, adjusting to each student’s needs. In addition to concentration and discipline, trained Chess Players learn to maximize their strengths and minimize their weaknesses, learn how to stay focused when they are winning, and how to try even harder when they are losing. They learn to play every move, yet keep their mind open to creative solutions. Chess builds confidence because playing Chess really makes you smarter.And best of all, the more you learn about Chess the more you can appreciate the beauty and wonder of a well played-game, and you’ll understand why Chess is enjoyed by over a billion people, and has been the world’s most popular game for more than a thousand years. Our PhilosophyWe became Chess Instructors not only because we love the game, but because we believe that Chess greatly improved our lives. The discipline of Chess gave us focus and self-confidence that led to success in all areas of our lives. We believe that Chess instruction benefits students of all ages and experience levels, so we create an individual training plan for everyone of our students. Whatever their goals and aspirations are, we think every student can have their lives enriched with the right Chess Training.
1 hour of Blitz Tournament. The winner will get a mini trophy. Once 10 mini trophies are collected, a huge Trophy Tower will be prized.A look at the positive effects of Blitz (by former World Champion Gary Kasparov):1. Blitz helps you make quick decisions.The results come with practice: the more you force yourself to find a good move fast, the stronger those moves eventually become. Practicing some Blitz also helps youmove faster physically by improving your hand motions. Finally, by making judgment calls in real life, your analytical skills will be honed to make those decisions faster.2. Blitz helps you learn to use your time wisely. As the time on your clock ticks away, you need toreadjust the time you spend on each move while also paying close attention to your opponent’s time, as the only way to win on time is to play faster than your opponent.3. Blitz helps you try out new openings and ideas without being affected by the result. 4. Blitz helps you enjoy chess, which will make you want to learn more. There is so much excitment from the fast-paced action that kids, especially, fall much more in love with chess than they were before trying Blitz. Plus, the enjoyment kids get from playing in a Blitz Tournament is unparalleled- even comparedto regular events. 5. Blitz helps you gain confidence because you have more chances to beat tougher opponents. Whena 500-700 points upset occurs in a Blitz Tournament, often the winners are so enthusiastic that momentumalone carries them another 50 rating points up in the next tournament.6. Blitz helps you learn to focus as positions change rapidly and opportunities come up every few seconds. The need to focus and understand positions quickly trains tactical vision, which will become veryimportant in regular play. Focus is a key learning problem for youngsters, and early training helps improveoverall performance in school.7. Blitz allows you to test your knowledge in a short period of timeas you can play a full Blitz Tournament in two to three hours. After a month studying a new middlegame tool, you can try it on realpeople in a Blitz Tournament to see which positions give you trouble and weather you work with thesetools is helping your play. 8. Blitz allows you to practice lots of chess without going to a serious tournament. Practice is veryimportant, as any athlete will tell you. Being able to pack 50 games into one day allows you to test out allyour prepared ideas and thinking tools quickly.
Why are Tactics important? Tactics are 99% of Chess! Learning to identify and play tactics is a crucial skill for every Chess Player. Tactical excercises, along with playing, are the most important ways of practice for those who want to improve their rating and performance in Chess Tournaments.In this 1 hour Tactical Training the students will:1- Study Tactical Patterns (motifs).2- Expand their Tactics Vocabulary.3- Develop their Tactical Awareness. 4- Fine-tune their Calculation Method.5- Improve their Chess Vision. The training is open for ALL Competitive Players rated Under 2000.