Empire Chess – Spring 2014 Issue

Spring 2014 Cover

Thank you for the almost 800 players and caravan of parents and coaches
that made the 2014 State Scholastics in Saratoga Springs the best-attended
Upstate scholastic ever. We congratulate our champion, IM Alexsandr
Ostrovsiky, who will be representing the Empire State in the Denker
Tournament of High School Champions in Orlando, Florida this summer.
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From Beginner to Chess Expert in 12 Steps


John Coffey’s guide to becoming an expert at chess in 12 steps.

“If you know nothing at all about the game of chess other than the rules, there still things that you can do right away to help you win more games. You won’t be beating tournament players, but you can rise above your current level by studying the right things. The same principle applies to all levels of players. There are things that you can do immediately to win more games.”  Read the rest of the article at entertainmentjourney.com/index1.htm