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12/05/2021

Great news!

08/13/2021

Looking forward to a great school year!

06/14/2021

Wishing everyone well! We've been very busy with our online activities during the pandemic. We look forward to re-opening in person chess sometime in the near future!

06/10/2020

Please ignore any suspicious emails! Covid scammers spoofing emails I think. I won’t send attachments. - Jeff

Become a Chess Puzzle Guru 05/19/2020

Become a Chess Puzzle Guru

Want to be a chess puzzle guru? If so, click here! This article features Jeffrey Ashton, owner of Panda Chess Academy. Please press "I like it!"
https://en.chessbase.com/post/become-a-chess-puzzle-guru

Become a Chess Puzzle Guru The acronym “AMA” stands for “American Medical Association” or “Ask Me Anything.” Another AMA acronym means “Ask Me Another,” a National Public Radio show featuring Puzzle Gurus. National Master Jeff Ashton is an aspiring Puzzle Guru, selecting and creating chess puzzles for his stud...

ChessBase for classroom chess instruction 04/01/2020

ChessBase for classroom chess instruction

Panda Chess Academy on ChessBase, which gets 100,000 visitors each day! Please read and “like” the article.

ChessBase for classroom chess instruction Although ChessBase is the international standard for top players, it also facilitates teaching chess to groups of children. For the past 15 years, for 10-20 hours per week, US Chess Master Jeff Ashton has taught using ChessBase. Ashton’s Panda Chess Academy transitioned from in-person classes to o...

03/29/2020

We have had online classes for almost two weeks now. We offer classes 7 days a week for intermediate-advanced students. For details, please send us a Facebook message.

03/15/2020

In January, Panda Chess Academy acquired this...

03/07/2020

Enthusiastic chess players.

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02/23/2020

Final game! Who will win?!?!?! 🧐🐼

Photos from Panda Chess Academy's post 02/23/2020

This is a very good example of why you should not resign. White sacrifices his queen (because it istrapped) and his opponent attempts an illegal mate, losing because of touch move.

https://share.chessbase.com/SharedGames/share/?p=4lutnhgzcEMj2o0jySmvf+jxr6m07XCxoOBu5M86lS+J19kE4ylnojLkGAHmICnB

02/22/2020

Saturday’s Tournament!

02/22/2020

The Great Chess Battle of Friday February 21, 2020

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01/25/2020

Congratulations to World Champion Ju Wenjun! Thanks Nigel Short, Shohreh Bayat, Hou Yifan, and to all of those who made this one of the most memorable Women’s World Chess Championships. Hats off to contender Aleksandra Goryachkina, 21 years of age. Game 8 demonstrated your brilliance. Also, Happy New Year!

ChessPanda Baltic Defense 01/24/2020

ChessPanda Baltic Defense

The Baltic Defense from white’s point of view.

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01/20/2020

Wenjun Ju takes the lead in the Women’s World Chess Championship (a few hours ago). 3 games left. Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) would have drawing chances, but makes a critical mistake (see diagram below) with ...Kb4, cutting off her own king. See the rest of the game here: https://lichess.org/study/nc1H7XwC/o3KExPPa#104. And for the official site: https://wwcm2020.fide.com. The score of the match is 5.5-4.5.

Wenjun Ju takes the lead in the Women’s World Chess Championship (a few hours ago). 3 games left. Aleksandra Goryachkina (Russia) would have drawing chances, but makes a critical mistake (see diagram below) with ...Kb4, cutting off her own king. See the rest of the game here: https://lichess.org/study/nc1H7XwC/o3KExPPa#104. And for the official site: https://wwcm2020.fide.com. The score of the match is 5.5-4.5.

01/12/2020
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Happy New Year! Tournaments resume today at 6:30pm.

12/26/2019

Merry Christmas!

12/15/2019

Final game of 2019.

11/23/2019
11/22/2019

Wow! Huge Congratulations to Rachael Li of Texas, who has achieved the US Chess Master rating at just nine years old, easily breaking the record for the youngest female chessmaster in US Chess history. Details: https://new.uschess.org/news/rachael-li-9-youngest-female-us-chess-master-ever/

One Move at a Time with October Guest Dr. Alexey Root, WIM - US Chess 11/22/2019

One Move at a Time with October Guest Dr. Alexey Root, WIM - US Chess

One Move at a Time with October Guest Dr. Alexey Root, WIM - US Chess Welcome to the October 2019 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic...

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