We are offering daily morning instruction from 500-2000 level, which we plan to divide into five groups of approximately
300 points in range: 500-800, 800-1100, 1100-1400, 1400-1700, and 1700-2000.
The class duration will be:
All children will have the chance to play daily online games/tournaments on chess.com for participants of the camp. Tournament play
is an independent activity during the afternoon and is included no matter which option (morning or afternoon session or both) is chosen.
Children who enroll for at least one session during the week will be able to play the tournaments for the entire week.
We will reconvene for a 1 hr game review session for participants rated 1000+ from 3:30-4:30 PM. Therefore, children have three daily options: morning, morning + game review in the afternoon (=full day), or only game review.
Registration for all online classes ends 24 hours prior to the start of the class. Online events are nonrefundable, but credits will be issued if advance notice of cancellation is provided. Shortly after registration is closed, registered participants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting ID and (for tournaments) the chess.com link necessary to play.
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.