May 9, 2020


Online Via Zoom Conferencing - All registered students will receive log in instructions prior to camp

Open to the first 36 students to join.  Students will be broken into three groups to provide a small learning environment (12 to 1).  All three groups will spend two hours each with all three instructors for a total of 6 hours of serious training.   It is not necessary to be a member of the Charlotte Chess Center to join this camp.  All students will participate in a 30 minute Q & A session with all three instructors.​


  • Minimum peak USCF or FIDE rating 2200 OR:

  • Age 15 years & under and minimum peak USCF or FIDE rating 2000

  • Some case-by-case rating exceptions may be allowed.

Camp Schedule:

Camp Tuition:

$245 by May 5, $275 after.

Use Registration Form Below

Featured Instructors:


Head Coach


  • Highest rated Moldovan player of all time (peak 2734 FIDE, #18 in the world)

  • Renowned opening theoretician, many time chess author for New in Chess and Chessbase

  • Dortmund Champion, Aeroflot Open Champion, 4-time Karpov Poikovsky Champion

  • Represented Moldova in 11 World Chess Olympiads and 4 World Cups

  • Has defeated Super GMs Anand, Topalov, Caruana, Svidler, Morozevich, Giri, Radjabov, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Kamsky, Nakamura, Leko, Gelfand, Shirov


Head Coach


  • Current #5 in Ukraine, #67 in the world (2672 FIDE, peak rating 2765 FIDE, #6 in the world)

  • Has won the Reykjavik Open, Politiken Cup, Aeroflot Open, Karpov Poikovsky Tournament, Corus Wijk aan Zee B Group, and was a semi-finalist in the 2015 World Cup

  • Represented Ukraine in 14 World Chess Olympiads (5 gold medals, 7 silver medals, 6 bronze medals)

  • Trainer for World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2013 World Championship GM Boris Gelfand in the 2007, 2012 World Championships and 2011 Candidates Tournament, trainer for former Women’s World Champion Mariya Muzychuk in the 2016 Women’s World Championship match

  • Has defeated Super GMs Carlsen, Topalov, Nakamura, Caruana, Kramnik, Aronian, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, Leko, Gelfand, Karjakin


Head Coach


  • 3-time US Champion, US Chess Hall of Fame Inductee, represented United States in 9 World Chess Olympiads (1 silver medal, 4 bronze medals)

  • Won Linares Supertournament 1979, tied for first with Anatoly Karpov at Linares Supertournament 1981, ahead of Boris Spassky and Bent Larsen

  • Peak rating 2625 FIDE, 2681 USCF, peak ranking #24 in the world

  • Trainer of GM Josh Friedel, WGM Jennifer Yu

  • Has defeated Super GMs Karpov, Gelfand, Bareev, Jussupow, Short, Kamsky, Bareev, Khalifman