The camp starts on July 6th 2020 and ends on July 10th 2020.
Activity commences every day at 9:30 AM PDT and ends by 3.30 PM PDT. There is a lunch break from noon to 1:00 PM PDT each day
Our chess camp is available for players at all levels. Lectures will be aimed at players in the rating range of 1200-2000 USCF/FIDE rating range. However, unrated chess enthusiasts are also welcome. Primarily is the camp for children/ teenagers but adults are welcome to join.
Tournament on lichess.org – 9.30am to 12.am
Lunch break – 12.am to 1 pm
Game analysis – 1.pm to 2.30.pm (if your game is analyzed you can watch other games)
Lecture – 2.30 pm to 3.30.pm
Friday: Simul by 5-time US ch Shabalov – 3.30.pm
Each camp student will receive about 25 hours of live instruction (lectures and game analysis sessions) from top chess instructors. Students will be split into groups by rating level for most of the game analysis sessions. Games will be analyzed by GM’s and at the same time additional instructors may help and coach you personally. On Friday we also have a grandmaster simul by 5-time U.S champion Alexander Shabalov. Each student will have the chance to play in at least one GM simul. Similarly, each student will get one of his or her games analyzed every game analysis session.
Time control for the games will be 30 minutes and every day you will have two games. Tournament ends on Friday and the winner’s get ex-world champion Alexander Khalifman’s signed books and Jaan Ehlvest’s ebook. We may have more activities and side events listed in our webpage next week.
Our chess camp is almost like any other real life chess camp. We devote a majority of time to improving in chess but also have many leisure and good time practices. Work with chess will be very intense, yet still fun to take part in with an easy non-judging atmosphere. Instructors are famous world-class chess players and with years of experience in coaching other people.
Additionally, the camp gives you the chance to interact and make further connections with former world champion Alexander Khalifman and many other famous GM’s and instructors. The other important benefit of taking the online course is due to the current situation with coronavirus pandemic. Working and learning chess online is safer and as productive.
Meet the Team:
Camp Organizer: Henrik Haavamäe, organiser of the Elite Online Chess School
Honored Guest Instructor: GM Alexander Khalifman, 1999-2000 Fide World Chess Champion.
Instructor: GM Alexander Shabalov, Four-Time U.S. National Champion.
Instructor: GM Jaan Ehlvest, World’s former number four, 2 times USSR champion
Instructor: GM Kaido Külaots, 7-time Estonian champion.
Instructor: GM Meelis Kanep, 5-time Estonian champion.
Instructor: GM Alex Yermolinsky, 2-time US National champion
Assistant Instructors: FM Kirill Chukavin
CM Henrik Haavamäe.
WFM Triin Narva
Commentary Team: Henrik Haavamäe and Jaan Ehlvest.