The #3 article in Best of US Chess 2018 is Activate Learning: Nakada on the 38th U.S Chess School by Akira Nakada
Nakada gave US Chess members an insider’s look into the 38th edition of the US Chess School, held at the Saint Louis Chess Club, featuring coaches IM Armen Ambartsoumian, Aviv Friedman and USCS Founder Greg Shahade. The US Chess School also has twitter and instagram pages and you can find videos from the USCS blitz and bullet tourneys on Greg Shahade’s YouTube channel.
Finally, after 5 amazing days of meeting new people, making new friends, and learning invaluable information, it was time to go home. We had one last bughouse run before campers started leaving for the airport, which is always the saddest time for me. I asked my mom if I could stay in St. Louis another day to soak in more of the chess environment there, but I had to go, and on the plane home, although I was not as excited as on my journey to St. Louis, I had such a feeling of joy and accomplishment that only the US Chess School brings.
“All the things I want to see in an article: educational, entertaining and fun”- Evan Rabin
“I have a soft spot for personal accounts. I love the passion, and energy that
comes which comes with the first person view. Therefore it’s not a great surprise I really like
Akira Nakada’s account of his experience at the U.S. Chess School.”- Grandmaster Denes Boros
“The US Chess School is always a great experience for those juniors invited to attend. This article shares some of the lessons taught so the rest of us can learn too. Young readers thirsty for some chess entertainment should check out the blitz tournament videos.”- Michael “f-pawn” Aigner
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