Bay Area Chess – Summer Camps

Master camps 

  • Master Camp @ the “new” BAC Office
    2050 Concourse Drive, Unit #42, San Jose, CA 95131


    NEW – 2017 SAN JOSE HACKERS MASTER CHESS CAMP – please scroll down 🙂 – NEW

    NEW – Tentative assignments – please scroll down 🙂 – NEW

    This chess camp is for our ambitious and dedicated students only, who are rated 1000 or above, or with special coach recommendation. These camps are taught by titled instructors (Grandmasters, International Masters, or Fide or National Masters.)

    The coaches will provide top-level instruction, aimed at challenging the students in an engaging way. Each day will include tactical exercises, lectures, training games, and individual student attention.

    Tentative Daily Schedule:

    9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Instruction – includes one 15-20 minute break
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch Break
    1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Instruction – includes training games, fun activity, and two 15 minute breaks
    5:00 PM – Pickup – after hours blitz/bughouse

    The schedule of instruction is flexible and can depend on coaches’ discretion — calculation training, opening preparation, middlegames, endgames, etc. are all potential topics.

    Registration Fees: 
    Morning only (9AM-1PM): $329
    Afternoon only (1PM-5PM): $299
    Full day (9AM-5PM): $529

    Tentative Coach Assigments

    Week Master Instructor Register
    June 12-16 GM Cristian Chirila MorningAfternoonFull Day
    June 26-30 GM Zviad Izoria MorningAfternoonFull Day
    July 17-21 San Jose Hackers Master Chess Camp for 1500+ MorningAfternoonFull Day
    July 24-28 GM Enrico Sevillano and GM Cristian Chirila MorningAfternoonFull Day
    July 31-Aug 4 GM Zviad Izoria and GM Enrico Sevillano MorningAfternoonFull Day

    Be a part of an amazing once in a lifetime chess experience!!

    2017 San Jose Hackers Master Chess Camp 

    Taught by our very own San Jose Hackers Team members including:

    GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov – Classical World Rank #6, Rapid World Rank #3 and this year became the 13th player in history to reach FIDE 2800 rating. He is also the current leader of the FIDE Grand Prix for a spot in the 2017 Candidates Tournament

    GM Rauf Mamedov – Blitz World Rank #9 and former European Blitz Champion

    GM Daniel Naroditsky – former World Junior Champion and U.S. Junior Champion, BAC Elite Team Coach and current U.S. ranked #10

    GM Zviad Izoria – former World Youth Champion and BAC coach. Current U.S. ranked #12

    GM Cristian Chirila – former World Youth Champion and BAC Elite Team coach. Winner of 2016 Millionaire Chess U/2550 section and commentator for the St. Louis Chess Club.

    IM Kostya Kavutskiy – BAC Coach and newly minted IM

    IM Elect Faik Aleskerov – BAC Coach and coach of many enrichment and team classes

    This will be one of the strongest chess camps ever assembled anywhere, and an opportunity that cannot be missed. This camp is for players rated above 1500 and the camp will be divided into sections based on strength, which should be well suited for players as high as 2300. PLEASE REGISTER QUICK AS SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

    Fee for this camp is slightly higher to offset the cost of the coaches.
    Morning only: 9am-1pm: $359 –> Click HERE to register

    Afternoon only: 1pm – 5pm $329 –> Click HERE to register

    Full day: 9am – 5pm $599 –> Click HERE to register

    REGISTER NOW because space is LIMITED and going fast!

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