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Glacier Tops / Bill Durrence

Chess
MovesTM 2

ALASKA • AUGUST 19TH — 26TH, 2006

»» Running Concurrent with Arctic Exposure 3 »»

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Emerald City of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is known for its stunning waterfront. "Catch" a salmon at Pike Place Market, ride to the top of the Space Needle, sample a local microbrew in funky Fremont, or down a cup of java in the coffee capital of the world.

»» Seattle Shore Excursion Details »»

JUNEAU, ALASKA
Monday, August 21, 2006

For years Juneau's livelihood, like that of many cities in Alaska, was tied to mining. The city itself is built on tailings from the A-J mine whose shafts perforate the hillside above town. Because it is Alaska's capital, Juneau prospers through government work and tourism. This is a great place to sample salmon baked over an alderwood fire, pan for gold, and hike the massive Juneau Icefield. If you feel the need for speed, hop on a sled and let a dog team pull you across the surface of a glacier.

»» Juneau Shore Excursion Details »»

SITKA, ALASKA
Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Bald eagles perch in the spruce and cedar trees of Sitka—often several to a branch. Russian Alaska is enthusiastically represented in a lively performance by the New Archangel Dancers. View holy paintings of the Czarist days, visit recuperating eagles at the rehabilitation center and hear the amazing story of the Cathedral fire and Sitka's mad flurry to save the church's icons and religious treasures.

»» Sitka Shore Excursion Details »»

KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
Thursday, August 24, 2006

In the heart of the Tongass National Forest, immerse yourself in Tlingit Indian culture and view the world's largest collection of totem poles; kayak the colorful waterfront and stroll the boardwalk that once led to Ketchikan's red light district.

»» Ketchikan Shore Excursion Details »»

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Friday, August 25, 2006

High tea can be taken at the Empress Hotel if you really want to discover what Victoria is all about. Then, walk over to the breathtaking Museum of Natural History or stroll through the charming downtown of that lives up to its British-flavored name with double-decker buses, turreted castles, fine British woollens and delicate china. A coach-ride away, the Butchart Garden earns every superlative of its impeccable reputation for glorious blooms and redolent scents.

»» Victoria Shore Excursion Details »»

PRICING & GENERAL INFO.

Cruise prices vary from $1,279 for an Inside Stateroom to $3,349 for a Full Suite, per person. For those attending the conference, there is a $695 fee. Taxes are $51 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the HOW TO BOOK page.

The classes offered are detailed on the SEMINARS page. Classes are only offered when we're at sea. For a detailed listing of the cruise itinerary, along with the class times, please review our ITINERARY page.

For questions, please don't hestitate in calling 650-327-3692 or emailing neil@geekcruises.com.

CHESS MOVES 2 TOPICS

Openings (and Related Sessions)

• King's Indian Defense (KID)—Opening Ideas Player Rating 1300–1600

• Typical Middlegames in the King's Indian Defense Player Rating 1500–1900

• Typical Endgames in the King's Indian Defense Player Rating 1400–1800

• Dutch "Stonewall"
Player Rating 1400–1800

• Sicilian Defense—Opening Ideas
Player Rating 1400–1600

• Typical Middlegames in the Sicilian Defense Player Rating 1500–1700

• Queen's Gambit Declined (QGD)—Opening Player Rating 1400–1600

• Typical Middlegames and Endgames in the Queen's Gambit
Player Rating 1400–1700

Tactics, Endgames, and Other Fun Stuff

• Tactics, Tactics, Tactics (Level I)
Player Rating 1200–1400

• Tactics, Tactics, Tactics (Level II)
Player Rating 1400–1600

• Understand Positional Play!
Player Rating 1600–1800

• Practical Rook Endgame Hints
Player Rating 1400–1700

• Practical Pawn Endgame Hints
Player Rating 1500–1800

• Making a Chess Plan
Player Rating 1500–1800

• Forming Endgame Strategies
Player Rating 1700–1900

• Chess Brilliancies Player Rating 1200+

• The New World Champion: Veselin Topalov Player Rating 1700–1900

• Pattern Recognition in Chess
Player Rating 1300–1400

• How to Avoid Blunders in Chess
Player Rating 1400–1800

• The Art of Attack
Player Rating 1300–1800

• Exploiting Endgame Advantages
Player Rating 1400–1800

• Winning Won Games
Player Rating 1200–1700

SPEAKERS

»» GM Susan Polgar »»
»» GM Alex Onischuk »»
»» GM Alex Stripunsky »»
»» FM Paul Truong »»

Speakers have confirmed their intent to participate; however, scheduling conflicts may arise.

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