FUNDAMENTAL CHESS LESSONS

Where:

Online Via Zoom Conferencing 

All registered students will receive log in instructions prior to camp

Limitations:

Open to the first 24 students to join. 

Requirements:

  • Must be a US Chess Rated Tournament Player or Have Completed the Intermediate III Class.

  • Campers Will Be Divided Into Two Groups Based Upon Their Current US Chess Rating

 

What Makes These Camps Special?

  • Structure/Topics of Discussion

  • Instructors with Vast Experience Teaching Players Below 1300

  • Certified Chess Masters/Professionals

  • Fixed Schedules Over a Period of Time to Ease Parent Planning Efforts

  • US Chess (online) Rated Tournament After Each Camp​​

Camp Topics/Options:

  • Better Opening Play for the Tournament Player​ 

    • Learn and Avoid Common Opening Tricks/Traps​ (1)

    • Learn the Ideas Behind Common Chess Openings (2)

    • Learn to Handle Unorthodox Opening Play (3)

  • Better Middlegame Play for ​the Tournament Player 

    • Learn Common Middlegame Themes​ (1)

    • Techniques to Improve Visualization and Calculation (2)

    • Basic Middlegame Pawn Structures (3)

  • Better Endgame Play for the Tournament Player 

    • Principles of Endgame Play - Learn from the Greats (Capablanca, Lasker, Steinitz) (1)

    • Theoretical Endgames You Must Know (per the rating level) (2)

    • Tactics in the Endgame (3)

Completeing all camps will give students a vast wealth of knowledge that will help them surpass the 1300 rating level.

These camps are great as individual camps but even more valuable as a complete course.

Head Coach

FM PETER GIANNATOS

Peter learned how to play chess at the age of 7, but did not compete in his first tournament until he was 13. In 2004, he competed in his first tournament, achieving a USCF rating of 589. With hard work and dedication, Peter achieved the expert rating (2000+ USCF) in 2008. Peter teaches students the same techniques he used to rapidly improve.

 

Peter earned his FIDE Master (FM) title (2300+ FIDE) in February of 2017. One of only 4 players in North Carolina history to earn that title. Peter is also a United States Chess Federation National Master (NM)/Life Master (LM) with a peak US Chess Rating of 2390.

Peter is the Founder and Executive Director of the Charlotte Chess Center.

Head Coach

NM DOMINIQUE MYERS

In 2007 all of the time that was dedicated to chess began to pay off. Dominique saw a rating gain of 1000 points in a year; along the way claiming first place in the u1200 section at the National scholastic chess championship in Kansas City, MO.

His goal is to help students think outside of the box, one of his favorite areas to explore as well as teaching combative and sharp play.

 

Dominique is considered one of the most adored instructors in Charlotte. His patience and ability to work with children of all ages and skill levels makes him one of the most sought after instructors.

 

Dominique is a US Chess National Master with peak US Chess rating of 2287.

Single Camp:

$75 - 3.5 Hours of Training + 3 US Chess Online Rated Games

Week or Theme Package (i.e. - All Opening Camps, All Week 2 Camps):

$180  - 10.5 Hours of Training + 9 US Chess Online Rated Games

The Whole Camp Package:

$500 Best Value - 30 Hours of Training + 27 US Chess Online Rated Games 

Additional 5% off any option for CCCSA Members

FAQ:

Will Students Have A Chance to Learn with Both Instructors? 

Yes

Will Students Recieve Handouts of the Material Discussed Afterward?

Yes. Instructors will share all games used with students after the camp.

What is the Format of the Tournament Games?

Games will be played on Chess.com. CCCSA Staff will set up the tournament and guide students through the process. 

Students will play 3 US Chess Online Rated Games

Will The Online Tournament Games Be "Regular Rated"?

No. The US Chess Federation has created a separate rating for online play. However, these games will be reflected on their US Chess record.

Do Not Hesitate To Reach Out to Us with Further Questions:

info@charlottechesscenter.org

ABOUT US

The CCCSA conducts weekly and monthly chess events such as weekly rated play, special events, lectures, classes, weekend tournaments.

The CCCSA is constantly making efforts to create partnerships with local and national educational programs to further the expansion of chess not only locally but nationally. 

ADDRESS

980-265-1156

 

10700 Kettering Drive

Unit E
Charlotte, NC 28226

 

info@charlottechesscenter.org

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