A group of about 30 students have traveled to Lindsborg this week to participate in chess camp. The 11th annual weekly-long camp is being hosted by the International Chess Institute of the Midwest in Lindsborg. The camp is intended to allow students the opportunity to learn more about the game.
The participants include individuals who have won five Kansas State Divisional Championship titles. The students have traveled from outside the county and state to participate. Four highly skilled instructors led by Grandmaster Var Akobian are providing personalized instruction to the students for a week at the Karpov Chess School.
The students are housed on the Bethany College campus. Grandmaster Akobian is using the camp to practice his coaching and teaching skills. At the conclusion of the camp, Akobian will fly to China to coach the U.S. World Championship Team for their international competition. For more information on the chess camp program and chess teaching, please contact David Blair, the Executive Director of the Karpov Chess School in Lindsborg.