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Chess Classes in Salt Lake Valley of Utah

I’ll be teaching chess classes for beginners at the Copperview Recreation Center in Midvale, with two classes scheduled to begin on Thursday evening, September 7, 2017. The cost is only $25 for the month (four lessons). Choose whichever class would … Continue reading

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Fall Chess Tournaments in Utah

By the chess coach and author Jonathan Whitcomb Low-cost chess lessons are available in the Salt Lake Valley, from the chess tutor Jonathan Whitcomb, of Murray, Utah. Please call 801-590-9692 for more information about private (and group) chess instruction, which lessons … Continue reading

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Chess Lessons in Salt Lake City Area

By Jonathan Whitcomb, a chess coach in Murray, Utah A generic online chess lesson cannot equal the value of a quality face-to-face session of chess instruction, yet the following may help you improve your skill in playing the royal game. … Continue reading

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Salt Lake Valley Chess Coach

Jonathan Whitcomb, an active member of the Harman Center Chess Club in West Valley, Utah, is the developer of the NIP system of chess instruction (nearly-identical positions) and the author of the book Beat That Kid in Chess. This new … Continue reading

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Utah Championship: Fifth and Sixth Grade

By Jonathan David Whitcomb, chess-book author ★★★★★ The state elementary school chess championship was held at the University of Utah, on Saturday, March 12, 2016, and was directed by Bill Clark, with a number of assistants. The official time control … Continue reading

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Utah K-6 Chess Championship

Photographs by Jonathan Whitcomb, author of the book Beat That Kid in Chess ★★★★★ The annual Utah elementary school chess tournament was held in Salt Lake City, on March 12, 2016, with a hefty number of players: 451 children. The event had seven … Continue reading

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Chess Tournament in Utah

By Jonathan Whitcomb, author of the book Beat That Kid in Chess I was delighted to witness the Speed Championship of Utah this past Saturday, February 27, 2016, at the University of Utah. Nineteen Blitz players competed in two separate divisions … Continue reading

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