ACE Chess – Grand Master Intensive!

Posted: November 28th, 2009 by Daniel Rensch

NEW — Register for the “Yermo”  Showdown by 1/16/2010, and your entry is only $150 for a 6 Round event, Master Level Competition, and FREE Game Analysis!

Starting with the first Master Trek Grand Prix Cup tournament of 2010, American Chess Events LLC will be providing yet another opportunity for all of Arizona’s youth chess players to further their goals of chess excellence. The “ACE Chess Grand Master Intensive” program will be a week consisting of private lessons, group sessions, game review, and even the opportunity for tournament play against one of the world’s strongest Grand Masters!

Each program will consist of an ACE “Showdown” tournament, continue with a series of private lessons, move onto “Game Review” by the Grand Master(s) during the Master Trek tournament(s) at ASU, and end with a Strategy Session(s) designed for players rated at least 1600+…

Please review the details below to see if you qualify to be apart of one or more of these events set to take place during the spring of 2010. Details vary with each event, so be sure to fully review each schedule.  Sign up for what you are most interested in, or sign up for the entire program and receive one of many discounts.

Tucson residents should contact ACE Staff member Leo Martinez via email: Chopotin@yahoo.com for more information.

GM Intensive Week #1: January 23rd-31st, 2010 – GM Alex Yermolinsky

Ratings: USCF 2587; FIDE 2528 – Ranking: Nation #35 (USA); World #611.

GM Alex Yermolinsky

GM Alex Yermolinsky

Grand Master Alex Yermolinsky and International Master Daniel Rensch will be “taking a team” to the Tucson Open for Game Analysis and Preparation during the tournament. Limit of 10 participants to guarantee time and quality analysis for each player. All games will be reviewed. Registration is $50 for a day of analysis, and $75 for the weekend.

  • January 25th-29th – Private Lessons upon request and availability. Currently available time slots include:

1)      Monday January 25th, 3pm-4:30

2)      Monday January 25th, 5pm-6:30

3)      Tuesday January 26th, 3pm-4:30

4)      Tuesday January 26th, 5pm-6:30

5)      Wednesday January 27th, 3pm-4:30

6)      Wednesday January 27th, 5pm-6:30

7)      Friday January 29th, 3pm-4:30

8)      Friday January 29th, 5pm-6:30

*NOTE: Private Lessons available to all regardless of rating/experience; seats will be given on a “first come first serve” basis; students must be able to travel to the ACE Chess Club in Mesa for lessons. After making payment, ACE Chess will send you a confirmation via email, at this time you may request your preferred time slot.

Private Lessons $100 an hour. Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

On Thursday January 28th, GM Yermolinsky will host a  three hour Strategy Session at the ACE Chess Club (Mesa Location 845 E. 7th St. Mesa, Arizona 85203).

ACE “Showdown” Tournament: The purpose of the Showdown is to provide ambitious players with the chance to compete against Master Level competition in a serious tournament environment. Each player will have the opportunity to review their games amongst the titled players throughout each day of play. IM Danny Rensch will be present for the sole purpose of Game Review, just in case the titled players competing do not have time. Every player is guaranteed at least three games against 2200+ Rated Competition.

GM Intensive Week #2: Feb. 27th-March 7th 2010 – GM Alejandro Ramirez

Ratings: USCF 2623; FIDE 2546 – Ranking: Nation #1 (Costa Rica); World #358.

GM Alejandro Ramirez

GM Alejandro Ramirez

ACE “Showdown” Tournament: The purpose of the Showdown is to provide ambitious players with the chance to compete against Master Level competition in a serious tournament environment. Each player will have the opportunity to review their games amongst the titled players throughout each day of play. IM Danny Rensch will be present for the sole purpose of Game Review, just in case the titled players competing do not have time. Every player is guaranteed at least three games against 2200+ Rated Competition.

  • March 2nd-5th – Private Lessons upon request and availability. Currently available time slots include:
  1. Tuesday March 2nd, 3pm-4:30
  2. Tuesday March 2nd , 5pm-6:30
  3. Wednesday March3rd, 3pm-4:30
  4. Wednesday March 3rd, 5pm-6:30
  5. Friday March 5th, 3pm-4:30
  6. Friday March 5th, 5pm-6:30

*NOTE: Private Lessons available to all regardless of rating/experience; seats given on a “first come first serve” basis; students must travel to the ACE Chess Club in Mesa for lessons. After making payment, ACE Chess will send you a confirmation via email, at this time you may request your preferred time slot.

Private Lessons $100 an hour. Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

On Thursday March 4th, GM Ramirez will travel to Tucson for a three hour Strategy Session on the U of A Campus. Registration is closed to players rated 1600+ USCF.  Strategy Session will take place from 4pm-7pm.

(Tucson Strategy Session is closed to 10 participants). Note that participants whom also compete in the ACE Showdown tournament will receive a $25 discount (reimbursed on site) to the Tucson Strategy Session. For more information, including how local Tucson residents may receive a significant discount to each GM Intensive Strategy Session, please contact Leo Martinez at chopotin@yahoo.com

Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

GM Alejandro Ramirez is the highest rated, and most accomplished Costa Rican chess player of all time...

GM Alejandro Ramirez is the highest rated, and most accomplished Costa Rican chess player of all time...

  • March 6th – Master Trek Grand Prix Cup Game Review and Analysis.

*NOTE: Analysis will be available on a “first come first serve” basis for the first 10 players to register.

Game Review Fee: $50. Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

*NOTE: Location, TBA. Time, 1pm-4pm. Registration open to 1700+ Rated Players only.

Register for the Showdown, two Private Lessons, Master Trek Game Review, and the ACE Chess Strategy Session (Phoenix location only) NOW for only $450 (mail only)!  Discount available while spots last! (Must be rated at least 1700 USCF to receive discount). Email Danny@AmericanChess.net for more information.

GM Intensive Week #3: Mar. 27th-Apr. 4th, 2010 – GM Giorgi Kacheishvili

Ratings: USCF 2647; FIDE 2583– Ranking: Nation #10 (Georgia); World #278.

GM Giorgi Kacheishvili

GM Giorgi Kacheishvili

ACE “Showdown” Tournament: The purpose of the Showdown is to provide ambitious players with the chance to compete against Master Level competition in a serious tournament environment. Each player will have the opportunity to review their games amongst the titled players throughout each day of play. IM Danny Rensch will be present for the sole purpose of Game Review, just in case the titled players competing do not have time. Every player is guaranteed at least three games against 2200+ Rated Competition.

  • March 1st-5th – Private Lessons upon request and availability. Currently available time slots include:
  1. Monday March 29th, 3pm-4:30
  2. Monday March 29th, 5pm-6:30
  3. Monday March 29th, 7pm-8:30
  4. Friday April 2nd, 3pm-4:30
  5. Friday April 2nd, 5pm-6:30
  6. Friday April 2nd, 7pm-8:30

*NOTE: Private Lessons available to all regardless of rating/experience on a “first come first serve” basis. Students must travel to the ACE Chess Club in Mesa for lessons. After making payment, ACE Chess will send you a confirmation via email, at this time you may request your preferred time slot.

Private Lessons $100 an hour. Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

*SPECIAL NOTE: In recognition of the Easter Sunday Holiday, ACE Chess will conduct its GM Intensive Strategy Sessions during the week of March 29th-April 2nd:

1) On Tuesday March 30th: ACE Chess Strategy Session from 4:30-7:30pm. Registration Open to players rated 1600+ USCF only.

2) Wednesday March 31st: ACE Chess Strategy Session from 4:30-7:30pm. Registration Open to players rated 1900+USCF only.

3) On Thursday April 1st, GM Kacheishvili will travel to Tucson for a three hour Strategy Session on the U of A Campus.

(Tucson Strategy Session is closed to 10 participants). Note that participants whom also compete in the ACE Showdown tournament will receive a $25 discount (reimbursed on site) to the Tucson Strategy Session. For more information, including how local Tucson residents may receive a significant discount to each GM Intensive Strategy Session, please contact Leo Martinez at chopotin@yahoo.com

GM Kacheishvili has begun to establish himself as one of the elite Chess Trainers in this country. His top student, GM Alex Lenderman, is just one example of the results his coaching can offer.

GM Kacheishvili has begun to establish himself as one of the elite Chess Trainers in this country. His top student, GM-Elect Alex Lenderman, is just one example of the results his coaching can offer.

  • April 3rd – Master Trek Grand Prix Cup Game Review and Analysis.

*NOTE: Analysis will be available on a “first come first serve” basis for the first 10 players to register.

Game Review Fee: $50. Must make full deposit upon accepting invitation.

Register for the Showdown, two Private Lessons, Master Trek Game Review, and the ACE Chess Strategy Session (Phoenix location only) NOW for only $450 (mail only)!  Discount available while spots last! (Must be rated at least 1700 USCF to receive discount). Email Danny@AmericanChess.net for more information.