August 3-7, 2020

36 Students Participated in Camp 1 - Register Now to Ensure a Spot in the Camp


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 1 hour each with all three instructors for a total of 3 hours of serious training daily. There will also be an online US Chess rated tournament at the end of each day of camp.   It is not necessary to be a member of the Charlotte Chess Center to join this camp.  


  • 1300+ peak USCF rating - 1900 USCF Rating

  • Students will be broken into groups by rating.

Camp Schedule:

15 hours of instruction from experienced chess Grandmaster and Master coaches.


15 US Chess Online Rated Games

Camp Tuition:

$300.00 by July 20 , $325 after.

5% off for CCCSA Members

Use Registration Form Below

Featured Instructors:


Head Coach


  • Currently rated #11 in the US, #112 in the world (2649 FIDE, 2720 USCF)

  • 2006 U.S. Champion, 2018 US Chess Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014 USCF Grandmaster of the year, head chess coach at Texas Tech University

  • Peak rating 2701 FIDE, 2780 USCF, peak ranking #28 in the world, #1 in the US

  • Represented Ukraine and USA at 9 World Chess Olympiads 

  • Head chess coach at Texas Tech University - Current National Collegiate Champions

  • Trainer of World Champion Anatoly Karpov in World Championship matches against Kasparov and Anand; trainer of World Champion Veselin Topalov in World Championship match against Kramnik, trainer of GM Ray Robson

  • Has defeated Super GMs Carlsen, Nakamura, So, Shirov, Short, Karjakin, Grischuk, Kamsky, Harikrishna, Wojtaszek, Andreiken, Morozevich


Head Coach


  • Peak USCF rating 2652, peak FIDE rating 2586

  • Winner of the World Open, New Jersey Open, Philadelphia Open, Hastings Congress

  • Competed for the award-winning chess team at the University of Texas at Dallas

  • Coach of the Indian Junior National team at the World Junior Championship

  • Coach of Abhimanyu Mishra, the youngest International Master in the world


Head Coach


  • FIDE Senior Trainer and FIDE Master with 2 IM norms

  • Peak USCF rating 2470, current FIDE rating 2359

  • Head of Delegation, captain, and coach for the medal-winning US Chess youth delegation teams at the World Youth, World Cadet, World Junior, and Pan-American Youth Championships, working with many future American GMs Nakamura, Robson, Xiong, Lenderman, Naroditsky, Hess

  • Coach at Saint Louis Chess Club, US Chess School, Castle Chess Camp


Will Students Have A Chance to Learn with All Instructors? 


Will Students Receive Handouts of the Material Discussed Afterward?

Yes. Instructors will share handouts 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.

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