The Greater Peoria Chess Foundation is a 501(c)3 non profit organization dedicated to encouraging chess in our community and school systems. Chess helps students to develop many life skills that will help them as they navigate with challenges that lay ahead.
The Hult Youth Chess Club (K-12) will meet online every Friday night at 6:30 on Zoom with a 7pm tournament on chess.com. We will be letting the chess.com computer do the pairings.
You will be getting an email invite to the Zoom meeting. If you aren't getting our invitations for the meetings, email Murrel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and he will put you on the mailing list.
We are all getting used to the way things work here online so watch for any changes to online play.
Friday October 23rd:
6:30 pm: Zoom Meeting 147 555 122
You don't have to wait until Friday to join the tournament. You can join the tournament anytime, but the games won't start until 7pm on Friday. See you online soon!
I have had several requests to take our lessons online while things are temporairily side tracked. If these seem to be helpful, we may continue them beyond the return to normalcy. Please give me feedback and let me know what you think.
Each Challenge will consist of a video and a post video Quiz. Videos will be offered in a proper learning sequence and are necessary if you want to become a stronger player (over 1600) and win more games or a earn a spot on your school's team for next year's IESA or IHSA tournament.
We are working on setting up a distance online learning system where we can meet over the Internet. This will allow us to continue one on one lessons as well as group lessons on specific topics. We will update you as we go along.
Many of you may already know many things in these videos, However, since the information is crucial and many more lessons depend on previous ones, it will be a helpful review of the basic King & Pawn endings.
If you think you know how to queen a pawn in a King & Pawn ending, take the test. This is essential knowledge. If you don't answer all of them correctly, then please see the video. Remember beginners work until they can get it right, strong players work until they can't get it wrong.
Once you have displayed your mastery with the Quiz, move on to the next Challenge.
This video covers opposition, distant opposition, outflanking and others issues.
This video covers Rook & Pawn vs Rook, queening the pawn, third rank defense, and others issues.
These videos cover Rook & Rook Pawn vs Rook with the Rook trapped in front. Please view both videos.
Your King has his back to the wall and and your opponent is threatening mate. You can escape, but which way should you go?
This video shows positions from an actual game where many of the above endgame themes appeared. Watch the video and see if you would have played correctly. Quiz to follow soon.
All donations go directly to the Greater Peoria Chess Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity. All donations are tax deductable.
These videos are from the Hult Fridfay Night online warmup sessions on Zoom before our weekly tournament at chess.com. Join us online at Zoom at 6:30pm each and every Friday and enjoy a half hour of chess tid-bits and puzzles.