Summer Camps

We are conducting several summer chess camps with a maximum of ten students each.  By keeping these camps small in number will ensure that the participants gain the best learning from the chess lessons.  If interested, be sure to register soon since we are not going to accept registrants once the maximum number of participants are met.


June 19-23

Summer Chess Camp for All with IM Nikolay Andrianov

Make it a point not to miss the summer chess camp with IM Nikolay Andrianov. He has been responsible for raising the quality of chess in Ashburn and other places where our players live. His skills and formal schooling in the best chess institute in the Soviet Union, which made him so successful in Russia with a lifetime plus score against Gary Kasparov, have influenced a number of our chess prodigies to become masters still at a young age.  He makes the players understand good openings, evaluate, analyze and calculate well, and master chess fundamentals. His lessons are indeed the road to mastery.

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Whole day 8:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


June 26-30 GM Kore  6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.  for Players rated 1200-2000 (Min: 5; Max: 10)

Sacrifices in the Sicilian with GM Raj Kore

This week long camp will focus on sacrifices which are typical and commonly occur in the Sicilian opening. Players who play Sicilian from both White and Black side will learn about different sacrifices that happen in the Sicilian defense. These sacrificial patterns will be a key weapon in the tournament player’s arsenal.

Fee:  $340


June 26-30 Herky del Mundo for Players rated 0-1200

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Chess Fundamentals and Arsenal for the Scholastic Player

This week long course will focus on themes and position usually encountered on scholastic tournaments, both nationally and internationally.  This prepares the player to know what to expect in the tournament. and to have fun practicing them in the chess camp.

Attacking Plans 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

This week long course will focus on openings and positions to create aggressive moves and allow good attacking plans. This prepares players to know what to expect in scholastic tournaments – have an idea of opening theories, create sound positions that would be a good basis for an attack, and identify conditions to make sacrifices or exchanges that would win the game. What better way to learn all of this with thematic positions to guide games in the summer camp..


July 24-28  GM Raj Kore

Beating the Dragon with White with GM Kore for Players Rated 1200-2000

5 days – $340 (Min 5 students, Max 10)

Sicilian Dragon is one of the most popular variations Sicilian. In this week-long camp, GM Kore will show how to tame the dragon and handle the play with the White side. 

Camp Fee:  $340 Register at



July 24-28 Herky del Mundo

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon for Players rated 0 -1200

Adopting Style of Play.  Beginners and advanced beginners upon learning the fundamentals of play will eventually have to adopt a style of play that they would be comfortable with.  Participants will select a style that works for them and would select variations in opening theory that fit the style. Practice makes perfect, so playing for fun in the camp will help them in their future tournaments.

Camp Fee: (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon) $200

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1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  for Players rated 0-1200

All About Winning the Game: Mating Patterns, Sacrifices, and Exchanges.   This week long course will focus on how to win the game.  Things to consider, how to calculate, and making fool-proof plans that lead to victory.  Campers will play from positions and have fun learning how one can win, draw or lose the game.

Camp Fee: (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) $200

 Camp Fee: (July 24-28; 8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.) $400

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