We are offering daily online classes for three levels: beginner (500-1000), intermediate (1000-1400), and advanced (1400+).
The class duration will be:
Daily online matches/arenas will be created for workshop participants as an independent (optional) activity during the afternoon and are free of charge.
Advance registration is encouraged as it helps us plan for staff and create optimal groups for all levels. Online events are nonrefundable, but credits will be issued if advance notice of cancellation is provided. Registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting ID the evening before class.
Irina Krush is a seven time US Women's Chess Champion. In 2013, she became the first American woman to earn the Grandmaster title. She has been a member of the US Women's Olympiad team since the age of 14, representing the country in ten events. In 2004 and 2008 she helped the team earn historic silver and bronze medals, and won an individual silver medal at the most recent Olympiad in 2018. Irina has many years of teaching experience, with both private students and larger classes. She has taught across the US and enjoys sharing her passion for the game. She graduated from NYU in 2006 with a BA in International Relations.
Giorgi Kacheishvili is a grandmaster from the Republic of Georgia and a two-time Georgian National Champion with a peak FIDE rating over 2600. He is the winner of many tournaments both in the US and abroad and has 20+ years of coaching experience in the US. Giorgi specializes in advanced students (1500+) up to grandmaster level. Among his students are multiple National Youth Champions. He focuses on the correct thinking process in chess.
GM Tamaz Gelashvili is a Georgian national champion, a 5-time member of Georgia's Olympiad team, and a co-winner of the 2013 and 2016 World Open. Winner of many international tournaments around the world with a peak rating over 2600 FIDE. He has over 20 years of experience coaching junior players and is a World Chess Federation (FIDE) trainer.