In Conversation with Chess Masters Series: Building a Winning Mentality – A Champion’s Mindset
October 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
URL for Registration Form: https://tinyurl.com/RegnChampsMindsetOct2023
This sharing session is less about the technical side of chess, but more about building a fighting and winning mentality towards chess improvement. In this forum, our guest panel will share deep insights about building resilience before and during a match, having a winning mentality especially when coming up against more established opponents on paper, common myths about rating, how parents can better support their chess-playing kids, and how a young talent can manage his/her time well between sports and school
1) GM Kevin Goh
Kevin is a familiar face to the local chess scene but rather than sharing his own games, he will discuss some of the games of GM Tin Jingyao. Jingyao is one of the most resilient chess players in Singapore chess history, and his fighting mentality led him to salvage many difficult or even totally lost positions. He will choose and share some examples of Tin’s and how he was personally inspired in his own games and saved some desperate positions himself.
2) WGM Gong Qianyun
Qianyun needs no introduction. Most chess players have only seen her outstanding results, for instance winning several medals at the SEA games or being a multiple-time Singapore National Champion. However, she also went through bad patches and she will share how she keeps her motivation going when times are tough and why she is never intimidated when playing against male Grandmasters.
3) GM Andrey Kvon
Andrey is also a familiar face in the local chess scene, having worked here as a high performance coach for over 10 years. He will share his views about some common myths about rating, how our young players can be less intimidated in regional age group events and positive thinking during tournament preparation.
4) Ms Levyn Wong
Levyn is our invited guest for this Forum. She recently graduated from NUS with sterling results. At the same time, she is an active sportswoman, representing NUS in track and field and football. A remarkable and outstanding athlete and student, she will share how she manages her time between academics and sports, and hopefully dispel the myth that our chess players have to stop chess when important exams are coming up.
Eligibility – Who is this for?
SCF Trainees (NJS and NTP) and their parents
Competitive SGChessHub@JurongSpring members and their parents – on invitation as recommended by IGLs
Date: 7 October, Saturday
Time: 1330 – 1600hrs (includes inconversation segment with the panelists)
Ticket Price: Special price of $10 per pax
Venue: Theatre, Level 2, Jurong Spring Community Club, 8 Jurong West Street 52, Singapore 649296
Registration deadline: 30th September 2023 or earlier when maximum capacity of 80 pax is reached.
Registration will be confirmed on a First-Come-First-Serve basis for properly completed form and payment.
This forum is specially organised by the Singapore Chess Federation in collaboration with the SGChessHub@JurongSpring.