Bellevue GM Summer Camp VI - French Defence
RegistrationSign up online or download the flyer to register.
Principal InstructorsGrandmaster Emil Anka will be coaching this camp.
The Chess4Life coaching team comes from all across the world to bring the best possible chess instruction in the Pacific Northwest. All of our coaches work closely with National Master Elliott Neff who has over 20 years of coaching experience. Our instructors benefit from a collective passion for the game, an enthusiasm for teaching children and the goal of not only teaching chess, but teaching life skills and positive character traits through chess instruction. With the addition of Grandmaster Emil Anka, our coaching staff receives the best possible education to impart to your child! Visit our coaches page to learn more about each of our valuable team members.
Educational ProgramEach Grandmaster camp is designed with a specific theme for the week. In addition, throughout camp, progress will be made on openings, endgame knowledge, tactics, and middlegame strategies, to help students be well-rounded. Thus, while still focusing on one main theme, students will encounter new material, instruction, and tips on various themes that arise from their games played in the camp, as well as in the lectures. We intend to challenge campers with new material, to reinforce solid foundations, and encourage growth of positive life skills in every individual.
French Defence - learn to play it as white or as black!
Students will focus on understanding the French Defence, building their confidence in playing this opening from either side of the board.
A tournament is held within each GM camp (typically 9 rounds), with game analyses of each round. The games are unrated, as students are then freer to try out more new material, and improve without risking their ratings. Exception: if popular demand from all the participants of the camp is to rate a particular week's tournament, this may be approved. In the camp tournament, the scoring system that is used at some top World Chess events is employed: a victory counts 3 points, draw 1, loss 0. With this system's higher reward for victory, chess competitors are encouraged to play for the win!
Daily Schedule8:00am Early Drop-off Begins
8:45-9:00am Drop-off and Check-in
9:00-10:15am Morning Class
10:15-10:30am Break Time
10:30-11:30am Tournament Style Games
11:30-12:00pm Mid-Morning Instruction & Game Analysis
12:00-12:45pm Lunch Break
12:45-1:45pm Afternoon Class
1:45-2:00pm Afternoon Break
2:00-3:00pm Tournament Games
3:00-3:40pm Mid-Afternoon Instruction & Game Analysis
4:00-6:00pm Late Pick-up
Early Drop-off & Late Pickup Programs
We know families are busy and schedules are tight--that's why we offer both early drop-off and late pickup! Both programs can be scheduled in advance for a discount, or used on an as-needed basis at $5.00 per hour/partial hour.
Available daily beginning at 8:00am for early-birds!
After Camp Late Pickup
After Camp Late Pickup begins daily at 4:00pm and ends at 6:00pm.
Please call 425-283-0549 to schedule Late Pickup in advance.
Full day camp: $249 per week
Register early to ensure your spot. $20 discount for registering early (regular price is $269, beginning 6 days before the event). There is a $30 cancellation fee.
Camp is $224.10 for Chess4Life Gold Members!
Additional InfoPlease label all campers' belongings!
NOTE: Electronic devices and card games are not allowed.
Please bring a chess clock if available.
View this flyer to sign up by mail....
|Address||12729 Northup Way, Suite 15|
|Location||Chess4Life Center (Bellevue, WA)|
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