August 1 - GM Avrukh (Grunfeld)

August 8 - GM Adams (Ruy Lopez) 

August 9 - GM Van Wely (King's Indian Defense)

August 15 - GM J Polgar (Sicilian Defense)


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

  • The world’s leading experts will teach these camps on four popular openings.

  • In each camp, instructors will discuss the specific opening and their analysis, opening and middlegame ideas, and their personal games from both colors.

  • Students who currently play or are soon looking to play these openings for White or Black will greatly benefit. Detailed PGN files are provided after camp.


  • Minimum peak USCF or FIDE rating 1800 (NEW For players under 1800, see observer option below)

Camp Schedule:

3+ Hours with Specialists in Very Popular Openings

Opening and Middlegame Ideas along with their personal analysis and experience!

Camp Tuition:

For players 1800+:

$100 per camp by the Tuesday before each camp, $120 after

Sign up for All Camps and Get $50 Off

For Players Below 1800: 

Observer Option 

The observer option is open to players rated below 1800 who wish to observe these sessions.  This option is open to all students and adults who do not qualify for camp as a full participant.

Observers will be in the same Zoom meeting as the participants and will receive all supplementary files and handouts but will not be allowed to interact with the instructor or other students.  This is a great opportunity to hear from many leading Grandmasters in a high-level opening overview at an affordable price.

$80 per camp for observers

Featured Instructors:


August 1 Camp - Grunfeld Defense


  • As White, GM Avrukh has faced the Grunfeld against GMs Kasparov, Sutovsky, Van Wely, Svidler, Sokolov, Timman, Harikrishna, Navara

  • As Black, GM Avrukh has played the Grunfeld against GMs Dreev, Khalifman, Krasenkow, Harikrishna, Beliavsky, Petrosian

  • Two-time Israeli Champion, represented Israel in 7 World Chess Olympiads (1 gold medal, 1 silver medal, 1 bronze medal)

  • Peak rating 2668 FIDE, 2711 USCF, peak ranking #50 in the world

  • 10-time chess author for Quality Chess, including two GM Repertoire Books on the Grunfeld

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


August 8 Camp - Ruy Lopez


  • As White, GM Adams has played the Ruy Lopez against GMs Carlsen, Nakamura, Aronian, Caruana, Kramnik, Anand, Morozevich, So, Giri, Leko, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Svidler, Shirov, Kamsky

  • As Black, GM Adams has faced the Ruy Lopez against GMs Kasparov, Carlsen, Caruana, Topalov, Vachier-Lagrave, Anand, Kramnik, Nepomniachtchi, Leko, Grischuk, Svidler, Shirov

  • Currently rated #1 in England and #37 in the World (2701 FIDE)

  • Three-time World Championship Semi-finalist, many time competitor in the Candidates Tournament

  • Seven-time British Chess Champion, represented England at 13 World Chess Olympiads (1 silver medal, 2 bronze medals)

  • 2004 FIDE World Championship finalist (second place)

  • Peak Rating 2761 FIDE, peak World ranking: #4 in the world

  • Trainer of World Champion Magnus Carlsen in the 2014 World Championship

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August 9 Camp - Kings Indian Defense


  • As White, GM Van Wely has faced the King’s Indian Defense against GMs Topalov, Radjabov, Morozevich, Bacrot, Svidler, Shirov, Mamedyarov, Bologan, Smirin

  • As Black, GM Van Wely has played the King’s Indian Defense against GMs Carlsen, Aronian, Kramnik, So, Gelfand, Dreev, Sokolov, Bareev, Timman

  • Peak FIDE Rating 2714 – World #10

  • Eight-time Dutch Chess Champion, participated in the Wijk aan Zee Supertournament 25 times

  • Many-time DVD author for Chessbase, renowned opening theoretician


August 15 Camp - Sicilian Defense


  • As White, GM Polgar has faced the Sicilian against GMs Kasparov, Topalov, Kramnik, Carlsen, Anand, Grischuk, Gelfand, Karjakin, Ponomariov, Shirov, Svidler, Ivanchuk

  • As Black, GM Polgar has played the Sicilian against GMs Kasparov, Carlsen, Topalov, Anand, Karpov, Karjakin, Ivanchuk, Leko, Vachier-Lagrave, Gelfand, Shirov, Leko, Ponomariov, Karjakin

  • Strongest female chess player of all time, was the top rated female in the world from 1989-2015

  • Peak Rating 2735 FIDE (#8 in the World, July 2005), broke Bobby Fischer’s youngest GM record (15 years, 4 months)

  • Many time chess author