GM Aagaard - Elite Rook Endgame (2400+)
Organized By North America Chess Hub | Wednesday, July 07, 2021 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time | Completed

Event Info
Organizer : North America Chess Hub
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Event Address : USChess Hub,Online,WA 98074
Prize Fund : $0
Status : Completed
Event Type : Group Lesson
Rating Type : USCF+FIDE
Time Control : Classical []
Pairing Rule : Swiss
Rounds : 5 [Each sections may have differen number of rounds]
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Require Check In :
Charity Event :
Total Seats : 18
Event Time Zone : Pacific Daylight Time
Dates : Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:00 AM ~ Saturday, July 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Schedule Info : 8:30AM -12:15PM for July 7 and 11, and other days 9:30 AM – 1:15 PM on July 8,10,13,14,16,17 (3.5 hours with a 15 min break each class)
Registration : Register by Wednesday, July 7, 2021 9:30 AM
Member Discount :
Mebmership Type Discount
NACH Gold Member 15%
Description : Thank you for showing interest in the forthcoming camp on conceptual rook endings, organised by North American Chess Hub.
We will in these sections be focused on the basic ideas in rook endings. This may sound, well, basic, but trust me it is anything but. We shall see plenty of examples where some of the best players in the World are apparently unaware of these ideas and misplay the endings.
Rook Endings happen in about 8% of all games in my database (5 moves or more played in a rook endgame) and is therefore by far the most important type of endgame we encounter. It also happens to be the most difficult and the most fascinating.
In this course I will show you all important strategic ideas in rook endings, which will give you a chance to organise your thinking in them in the future. Some of these ideas will be well-known, like putting the rook behind the passed pawn, and activating the rook at almost all costs. But other ideas will be new to all, like the role of the king, anticipation and other ideas. We will start with the simple ideas, in difficult situations, and elevate from there.
There will be given homework to complete before the first day and on each free day (4 sheets of 6 positions; they will be tough!). The students will be invited to send in their own rook endgames. The more complex the better! And we will look at them in class. I will make no promises of looking at spectators games in class. But if you send them to me, I will have at least a quick look at them.
All game submissions have to be sent two weeks before the start of the course!
These sessions are live classes. But they will be recorded and made available on our server for streaming for a minimum of 3 months after the camp through a personalised account. In the class, the students will be encouraged to turn on their cameras, so we can have a feeling of being in the same room – but the streamed videos will be without our faces, having only the chess position and the audio.
GM Jacob Aagaard
World renowned trainer and popular chess author, GM Jacob Aagaard will offer a camp of 8 intensive lessons (3.5 hours each lesson, total 28 hours) over 11 days from July 7th to the 17th for USCF 2400+/FIDE 2300+ players, with focus on high level rook endgame study. Players must submit a few of their own games with serious rook ending at least one month before the event starts to the coach by CBV or PGN in order to receive a 5% discount. Homework will be assigned and marked by the coach.
Please note that no lesson video will be provided. Instead, homework with answers, and part of the lecture materials will be provided as PGN file after camp. Peak rating and higher of online/OTB rating can be used for qualification.
Camp up options available for USCF 2300 students with extra entry fees.
Spectators option available for U2400 players with following conditions
A. Spectators will attend live lessons with regular students but do not ask/answer questions.
B. Spectators do not send games to coach but will receive homework and other course material (note there will be no video). Homework will also be graded also.
Entry Fee - register one months before event starts -
1. USCF 2400+ - $1260
2. USCF 2300+ students - $1400
3. U2400 Spectators - $1000
4. Gold member receives 15% discount
5. Students - if send games to coach one month early, additional 5% discount
Entry fee goes up 10% after 6/7/2021
Misc Info : 1. No lesson video will be provided
2. Instead, homework with answers, and part of the lecture materials will be provided as PGN file after camp.
3. Peak rating and higher of online/OTB rating can be used for qualification.
4. USCF 2300+ player have option of camp up.
5. Spectators option available for U2400 players

Zoom and Skype Links
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Sections and Entry Fees
Name Details
5 Rounds | 0 Byes | Classical Time Control | USCF+FIDE Rated | Swiss Pairing
Entry Fees
$1000.00 [ & Higher of FIDE/USCF[OTB|OLN] Rating 0 - 2399 ]
5 Rounds | 0 Byes | Classical Time Control | USCF+FIDE Rated | Swiss Pairing
Entry Fees
$0.00 [ ]
$1260.00 [ & FIDE Standard Rating 2300 - 9999 ]
$1260.00 [ & Higher of FIDE/USCF[OTB|OLN] Rating 2400 - 9999 ]
Play Up : 2300+ Camp Up
Entry Fees
$1400.00 [ & Higher of FIDE/USCF[OTB|OLN] Rating 2200 - 2399 ]