ONLINE CHESS CAMP

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GM Jaan Ehlvest

Former 4th in the world

Jaan Ehlvest is a 57-year old Estonian-American grandmaster, who was world number four in the late 1980's. His prime rating was 2660 and he was competing with legends such as Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov. He has been a coach since 1995 when he was second and coach to Anatoly Karpov in his World Championship Match.

GM Alexander Shabalov

4-time U.S Champion

Alexander Shabalov is a 52-year old American grandmaster originally from Latvia. He is Jaan's long-time friend and known for being 5-time U.S champion. In his prime his rating was 2645 that gave him place in the top 50. He has been coaching for more than 20 years and speaks fluent English/Russian.

GM Alexander Khalifman

FIDE World Champion 1999

Alexander Khalifman is a 54-year old Russian grandmaster, who is known for being first FIDE world champion in the year 1999. His prime rating was 2701 and at the time he was one of the strongest players in the world. He has also worked as a coach for the last 15 years and speaks fluent English/Russian.

GM Alex Yermolinski

2-time U.S Champion

Alex Yermolinski is a 62-year old American grandmaster, whose biggest achievement is being 2-time U.S champion (1993/1996). His prime rating was 2660 in the year 1998. In 2012 he was listed to U.S Chess Hall of Fame. He has been a coach since 1981 and speaks fluent English/Russian. 

GM Alexander Onischuk

10th U.S player

Alexander Onischuk is a 44-year old Ukrainian-American grandmaster. His current rating is 2649 that makes him 10th best player in U.S. He has won more than 30 different tournaments and been in the world top 100 for about 15 years. His coaching career has been about 20 years and he speaks both English/Russian.

  • Chess camps take place every week from Monday until Friday. Our first camp starts on April 6th 2020 and ends on April 10th 2020.
  • Activity commences every day at 9:30 AM and ends by 4.30 PM. There is a lunch break from noon to 1:00 PM each day.
  • The chess camp is available for players at all levels. Most lectures will be aimed at players in the rating range of 1200-1800 USCF/FIDE rating range. However, unrated chess enthusiasts are also welcome.
  • 9:30 am - 12 noon Tournament

    The players play two games, with the time control of 30 minutes per player.

  • 12 noon - 1 pm Lunch Break
  • 1 pm - 3:30 pm Game analysis

    Both of the previous games will be analysed by top players, if your games are analysed, you can also watch others games be analysed.

  • 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Master class

    *On Friday there will be a simul with the four-time U.S. champion Shabalov at the same time.

  • 9:30am - 12am Tournament

    The players play two games, with the timecontrol of 30 minutes per player.

  • 12am - 13pm Lunch Break
  • 1pm - 3:30am Game analysis

    Both of the previus games will be analysied by top players, if your games are analysed, you can also watch others games be analised.

  • 3:30pm - 4:30pm Lecture

    *On Friday there will be a simul with the five-time U.S. champion, Shabalov at the same time.

Each camp student will receive about 25 hours of live instruction (workshops and game analysis sessions) from top chess instructors. Students will be split into two groups by rating level for most of the game analysis sessions. Games are analyzed by GM’s and at the same time additional instructors may help and coach you personally.

Time control for the games will be 30 minutes and every day you will have two games. On Friday we are hosting a grandmaster simul by four-time U.S champion Alexander Shabalov. 

The chess camp will take place on Zoom platform. The link to the room will be sent to your e-mail once you’ve bought the package. Analysis will be very intense, yet still fun to take part in with an easy non-judging atmosphere. Instructors are famous world-class chess players with years of experience in coaching.

Additionally, first 20 people who register get Jaan Ehlvest’s kindle-book “The story of a chess player”.   

One day

Price per day
$ 99
  • 2 hours of playing chess
  • 2,5 hours of game analysis
  • 1 hour of workshop
  • Learning chess with top GM's

Weekly pass

Take part of the whole event
$ 399
  • 10 hours of Tournament play
  • 12,5 hours of game analysis
  • 4 hours of workshops
  • Simultaneous chess
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