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Bo Githoro is available for chess lessons in the Houston area. Coach Bo is a USCF expert with over 8 years of teaching experience. He is a two-time Texas State Scholastic Champion, and a four-time Texas State Scholastic Blitz Champion. He has Coached Texas State Champions as young as the 1st grade level. Bo has recently joined the coaching staff of the T.H. Rogers Chess team. Both Bo and I were part of the same chess program at the University of Texas at Dallas. He was coming in as a Freshman soon after I graduated, but I still got a chance to get to know him as I frequently visited my old chess team. I found Bo to be extremely friendly and passionate about chess. He has developed an outstanding reputation in the Dallas and Houston chess community over his many years of involvement. Bo Githoro will be a great Coach for anyone looking for extra training and I highly recommend him. You can email Coach Bo at: email@example.com.
This is one of the first chess apps I bought soon after the iPhone came out. As far as I knew, it was the only app of it's kind. It offers intermediate/advanced tactics in a very simple format. The problem selection is great. For a while it disappeared off the app store. Now it is back (and it currently has a 4/5 rating). Now there are many apps that ofter training puzzles. Most of them advertise that they have thousands of puzzles with more added daily. ChessQuest only have a couple hundred (you might want to follow up on this number) but they are high quality and interesting positions.
I just updated www.chesspanda.com . Our Summer Chess Club is now open. We will focus more on playing and game review. The blitz tournament will be a great experience for our advanced players (and hopefully we will get some of our coaches and helpers to play. I've always wanted to organize a blitz tournament for our experienced players.
This is great software even though it is not perfect yet. I highly recommend that intermediate and advanced players (800+) download it. Make sure that if you upgrade from the free version, you buy all lessons for $7.99. Don't buy them individually for 2.99 a piece. This package used to cost a lot of money for Windows, and the software was not nearly as good. The software needs a few improvements, but it has such valuable information. I recommend: 1. Download the free Chessimo. 2. Go through all of the lessons. 3. If you got this far, you should probably upgrade and buy the whole package for 7.99. The tactic, endgame, and strategy training is my favorite. The opening training is pretty good but there is not enough content. I am going through the whole training process right now. I plan to work on it for 5-10 minutes a day consistently. Apparently it will take me a year to finish the whole program at this rate. Also another quick thought: Sometimes you will offer a perfe