CHARLOTTE ELITE CAMP

FORMAT

The Charlotte Chess Center will hold its fifth annual Elite Chess Camp in June 2022, which will feature 4 world renowned trainers and many of the nation’s top junior players.  This annual camp provides 30+ hours of the highest level of instruction available.

WHEN

June 13-17, 2022

Students who wish to couple the camp with a tournament may choose to play the Carolinas Classic from June 10-12.

ENROLLMENT INFO

  • Groups are assigned based on age, rating, and experience.  The approximate group ranges are:

    • Group 1 – 2200+ peak USCF rating

    • Group 2 – 2000-2200 peak USCF rating

    • Group 3 – 1800-2000 peak USCF rating

  • There may be a “super group” for players rated over 2400 if there is enough interest.

  • All three groups will spend 90 minutes each day with each of the four instructors for a total of 6+ hours of serious training each day.

 

WHERE

Charlotte Chess Center

10700 Kettering Drive, Unit E

Charlotte, NC 28226

HOTEL RECOMMENDATION

Hilton Garden Inn - Pineville

425 Towne Centre Blvd.

Pineville, NC 28134

HOTEL BOOKING

$99 Single, $109 Double - Free Internet, Cook-to-Order Breakfast, Parking, Shuttle

Booking Link

HOTEL SHUTTLE

At 9:40am, Monday-Friday, the hotel will provide a one-way shuttle to the Center

REGISTRATION

Register Using the Form Below

SCHEDULE

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GM VESELIN TOPALOV

Lead Instructor

  • World Champion from 2005-2006

  • Rated #1 in the World in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

  • Peak rating 2816 FIDE, 2870 USCF – in July 2009, GM Topalov was the only active player rated over 2800 FIDE in the world, ahead of World #2 Vishy Anand and World #3 Magnus Carlsen

  • 9-time Olympiad representative representing Bulgaria

  • Competed in 5 Candidates Tournaments and played World Championship Matches against Vladimir Kramnik and Vishy Anand

  • Winner of Linares, Tata Steel, Dortmund, Norway Chess Super-Tournaments and the 2005 World Championship

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GM JACOB AAGAARD

Lead Instructor

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Scotland

  • World’s leading chess trainer and author     

  • 4-time Olympiad representative

  • Former British and Scottish national champion

  • Trainer of GMs Boris Gelfand, Sam Shankland, Sabino Brunello, Surya Ganguly, Indian women’s national team

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GM PETER HEINE NIELSEN

Lead Instructor

  • Grandmaster, FIDE Senior Trainer, #1 Player from Denmark

  • Leading World Champion “second” (trainer) – coached Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen to 8 World Championship victories, 2007-2021

  • Current full-time trainer of World Champion Magnus Carlsen

  • 7-time Olympiad representative, 5-time Danish National Champion

  • Peak FIDE Rating: 2700, #37 in the World

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GM DANIEL NARODITSKY

Deputy Instructor  - Daily Exercises and Guided Training Games

  • American Grandmaster, many time U.S. Championship contender

  • Peak FIDE rating 2647, peak USCF rating 2733

  • Youngest published chess author in history

  • World Youth Under 12 Champion

  • Graduate of Stanford University

  • Top chess streamer and commentator

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster

LUNCH

Students should pack lunch daily or arrange for delivery/take-out options.

FEES

$1175.00 until May 20

$1300.00 after May 20

GM/IM, and players currently rated 2400+ USCF: 40% Discount

CAMP FULL - Registration Closed

OTHER NOTES

Masks Optional

All students will receive PDF handouts and PGN files and a camp t-shirt.

Optional Evening Activities are free for camp participants and will include open lectures with camp instructors, a rated blitz tournament with prizes, and a pizza party. 

  • Monday (6:30-7:30pm) – Open lecture with GM Jacob Aagaard

  • Tuesday (6:00-7:00pm)– Open lecture with GM Peter Heine Nielsen 

  • Tuesday (7:00-9:30pm) – Tuesday Night Action USCF-Rated Game 

  • Wednesday (6:30-7:30pm) – Open lecture with GM Veselin Topalov

  • Thursday (6:00-8:15pm) – Pizza party and rated blitz tournament

  • Friday (5:30-6:30pm) – Pictures, book signing, etc. (5:30-6:30pm)

See registration and more details on lectures here.

See registration and more details on blitz here.

DIRECT CONTACT

Grant Oen, grant@charlottechesscenter.org

CAMP FULL - Registration Closed