The Charlotte Chess Center will hold its third Elite Chess Camp in June 2020.  The 2020 Elite Camp will feature four of the world’s most renowned trainers and the nation’s top junior players.  This camp provides 30+ hours of the highest level of instruction available.

This camp will be immediately after the CCCSA’s Carolinas Classic and Summer GM/IM Norm Invitational


June 15-19, 2020


Online Via Zoom Conferencing 


Featured Instructors:

GM Jacob Aagaard 

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Scotland, FIDE Trainer Commission Chairman

  • 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

GM Boris Avrukh 

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from Israel

  • Peak FIDE Rating 2668, Top 50 in the world

  • Leading opening theoretician and 10-time Quality Chess Author

  • World U12 Champion, 6-time Olympiad representative, competed in 2002 FIDE World Championship, two-time Israeli national champion

  • Trainer of GMs Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, Vladimir Kramnik, Boris Gelfand, Teimour Radjabov, Israeli national team

GM RB Ramesh

  • Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer from India

  • Official FIDE commentator for 2013 World Championship (Anand vs Carlsen)

  • Founder of Chess Gurukul Academy (India) which has produced 39 World Champions and many Grandmasters

  • Coach of many GMs including Praggnanandhaa and the Indian national Olympiad team

  • 2018 Winner of the FIDE Trainers’ Commission Mark Dvoretsky Award for the best junior trainer

GM Daniel Naroditsky

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

  • Peak FIDE rating 2647

  • Youngest published chess author in history

  • Columnist of Chess Life Magazine and contributor to chess.com

  • World Youth Under 12 Champion

  • Graduate of Stanford University

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster





Three groups (approx. 10-12 per group):

Group A – All ages, minimum 2200 peak USCF rating

Group B – Ages 15 and under, minimum 1900 current or peak USCF rating

Group C – Ages 12 and under, minimum 1900 current or peak USCF rating


Day Schedule:

9:30am - 10:00am: Check-In

10:00am - 11:30am: Lecture with Instructor 1

11:30am - 12:30pm: Lunch (not provided)

12:30pm - 2:00pm: Lecture with Instructor 2

2:00pm - 2:15pm: Break

2:15pm - 3:45pm: Lecture with Instructor 3

3:45pm - 4:00pm: Snack/Break 

4:00pm - 5:30pm: Practical Exercises with Instructor 4

7:00pm: Online Blitz and Rapid Tournaments

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



$975 by June 1, $1075 after

All Students who enroll in this week long camp also get a $100 voucher toward our 1-day Elite Camps!

2020 by Charlotte Chess Center & Scholastic Academy Inc.