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Monthly Chess Calendar Revised 7/20/2020

Neot's Chess Monthly Chess Calendar - Revised 7/20/2020

July 19th Update

Monthly Chess Calendar Revised

Hi all,
You are probably aware I have been doing multiple articles recently.  Just to make sure you all know – I’m not affiliated with any of the camps, I  am only trying to help connect people in the chess community. Before the pandemic I used to send one email per month since at that time dates were mostly set in stone. Now in the age of uncertainty and the usage of online ways of living, things tend to be more dynamically moving or more fluid, if you will. Camps are created as time goes by and camps that were on site are now migrating to the online platform. Here I try to let you know about them as I find out. Since I’m not actively looking for online camps to add to this list and I ONLY post them as I get emails with new camps or promotions from people on this list, you may end up getting more emails than you used to – Stay tuned.
p.s. if you know of people who you think might benefit from this list feel free to spread the word…

Note: Two more camps were added to the list (#15 and #16).
Also NOTE (#17) US Chess Women is an exciting opportunity specifically for girls who play chess and it is FREE

Best,
Neot

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Hi All,
Upon request, I added few more camps to the list below.  
If there are any others you would like added, let me know.
Please email me a short description (1-2 lines) and the URL.

Best,
Neot

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Monthly Chess Calendar -SUMMER 2020
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SUMMER 2020

Monthly Chess Calendar Revised

  Hi All, 
Hope all of you are well and healthy.
I didn’t write to you for the past 3 months, since I didn’t think there is a need to — everything is online now.
Nevertheless, few coaches were asking to spread the word of their new camp and/or website. Therefore this email.

1)  Chess For Children: Web site and lessons – A fun and interactive website designed by a National Master – Steve Colding. 
It also offers FREE chess lessons https://chessforchildren.com/

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2) Start Right Chess: A Summer chess camp with daily lesson, tournament, and fun “change-up activity” coached by John McManus and National Master Majur Juac. Use discount code “NEOT33” for a 33% discount – one week of camp for $100.   https://www.startrightchess.com/virtual-camp  

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3)  Master Chess: A team of accomplished and dedicated coaches, including GM Alex Stripunsky and Elizabeth Spiegel, is working to offer two sessions of online summer chess camp from August 3-7 and 10-14. The staffing of the camp makes it a unique learning opportunity. Visit www.masterchess.net for information and how to register.  

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4)  NY Chess Kids: Online camp — https://www.nychesskids.com/

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5) Little House of Chess: Virtual Chess Lab – CM Andre Harding, GM Rohde, GM Fedorowicz and GM Tisdall – Norwegian Team Captain and 
FT John MacArthur and Danny Rohde NM Danny Vulis and Sophia Rohde – …check us out. 
2 sessions daily. 8-11am or 1-4pm  littlehouseofchess.com 

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6) G&T ICN:  – GM Sam Shankland headlines daily (4:30 PM) Summer Leagues – We are thrilled to launch our New Online Scholastic Summer Chess League. Our OSSCL will be headlined by GM Sam Shankland and feature our new Online Playing Platform. League play will be open to all scholastic players from across NYC, The United States and beyond!
https://impactcoachingnetwork.org/gandtonline/summerleague

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7) Chess NYC: New York City Chess Inc.- All Level, Chess NYC Style, Camps for as little as $12 per hour, And Less! (It’s all safe, fun, effective, and online)  
(72) Very cool Chess NYC Pro’s await you. Stay safe! https://chessnyc.com/

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8) Premier Chess: Virtual Camp will be led by CEO National Master Evan Rabin, who learned with Former World Championship Candidate Grandmaster Leonid Yudasin, has 15 years of teaching experience, and manages programs in 80+ schools all around the United States. Camp will be open to all students K-6; we will cater to students of all rating levels. Players will be placed in groups of 8 kids based on their age and chess experience. Register here with promo code “Neot” for 10% off registration. [Note the cute name of the promo code 😉 – nevertheless, just to clarify I, Neot, personally don’t benefit from it 🙂 !

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9) Marshall/GM Chess:
a)  Summer Workshops Online! Running through Labor Day, GM Chess (led by Grandmaster instructors Irina Krush, Giorgi Kacheishvili, & Tamaz Gelashvili), in partnership with the Marshall Chess Club, is offering daily chess instruction for scholastic players rated 500-2000! Registration Link: https://www.marshallchessclub.org/tournaments/summer
b) Other online events for scholastic players. To register: https://www.uschesshub.com/Organizers/Details/A5002346

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10) Project Pawn: The Project Pawn Initiative, Led by Abdul Sulaiman Jr., is designed to educate and mentor all ages and skill levels through the game of chess! From July 6th to 31st, joint our master coaches on zoom for FREE lessons (1-2pm M-F.). All you need to do is register at:  https://www.projectpawngroup.com/workshops/projectpawninitiative

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11) Top Level Chess: Virtual camp – IM Hans Niemann ( won 29/29 games at the US grade Nationals; US most talented star after World Champion Bobby Fischer!  
Mondays, Wednesday’s, Friday’s from 3:00 to 5:00.  Email WIM Shernaz Kennedy and the link will be sent to you by Hans half an hour before the class.  Course:  World Champions study including 16 Middle game themes;  Rook and pawn endings; personalized openings outlined. Register using this email: Shernazkennedy@aol.com

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12) “Chessmates.buzz”: is a very small organization with students that range from Beginners to Masters;  we specialize in mentoring children with special needs. Our main focus is not to prioritize success in Chess but rather their overall happiness in life. We believe  in creating a positive fun learning environment and trust that improvement will naturally follow. We teach our children not to be overly concerned with their chess rankings or the opinions of others but to simply enjoy coming together and learning with other kids that share a similar philosophy. Register at  https://www.chessmates.buzz/events-1/chessmates-in-tarrytown-1-3302019-ykxj6  

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13) AmericanOnlineChess.com GM Joel Benjamin and Harold Scott have joined forces to form the American Online Chess Academy. They plan on having a variety of offerings, such as – online camps, after-school programs, tournaments, group and private lessons, seminars, and adult learning. They will be offering online camps for the following weeks this summer – July 20-24, July 27-31, Aug 03-07, Aug 10-14, Aug 17-21 and Aug-24-28. To register:    www.AmericanOnlineChess.com

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14) Growing Minds Chess Academy
a) At Growing Minds Chess Academy we believe in the Mind/Body connection and fully embrace the idea of “Sound Mind in a Sound Body.” We are a very forward thinking company and strive to stay on the cutting edge of educational philosophy and psychology. We are currently offering Virtual Weekly Chess Classes, Camps, Lessons and tournaments and look forward to teaching your child! Register here: https://www.gmchessacademy.com/group-classes
b) We are also having a virtual tournament on Aug 1st, 15th, 29th and Sep 12th. Register here: https://www.gmchessacademy.com/virtual-tournaments

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15) Chess Max Academy 
a) Chess Max Academy is running Online chess camps all summer long. Every weekday from 9-12 and from 12:30-3:30pm. Price for each session is $60 for drop off or $250/week per morning or afternoon session. The three hour sessions include 1 hour of coach instruction and puzzle solving, playing against other campers online and coach analysis of the games as well as chess-themed Trivia games that will get kids to learn about chess history and important  terms and concepts. All content is developed by GM Max Dlugy, the founder of Chess Max Academy. Registration is available at: https://www.chessmaxacademy.com/summer-camps/
b) Chess Max Academy is also holding online tournaments every week on it’s ONLINE SCHOOL portal. Every Saturday at 11am. Top section usually has at least 10-12 players rated 1700-2200.
Entry fee is $10 and includes access to Online School resources.  Registration is available at:  https://www.chessmaxacademy.com/tournaments/

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16) NSCF – National Scholastic Chess Foundation  The NSCF has weekly online summer camps with morning and afternoon options. Two hours of instruction and play Monday through Friday.
Our daily program features a balance of formal chess instruction and friendly competition. Our NSCF master teaching staff is led by FIDE Master Sunil Weeramantry, along with National Master Ricardo PerezFIDE Master Ramon Lorente and National Master Nicholas Rosenthal. Our classes have a maximum of 14 students per instructor. Groups are divided based on grade and ability level, which is determined both by USCF rating, if applicable, and prior chess education. The program is $195 per week with discounts for multiple weeks and siblings. Registration is open now at: https://nscfchess.events4chess.com  

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17) US Chess Woman US Chess Women is running weekly “girls club” workshops, usually held on Thursday nights at 6 PM EDT, and featuring a star studded cast of guests including Alexandra Botez, Anna Rudolf and Jennifer Yu. They are free for US Chess members. You can sign up for Thursday’s class with WGM Katerina Nemcova on Forcing Moves using this form: https://forms.gle/fevYAVvNj1qTgVE89. There is also a smaller class for teen girls, which will feature a college & chess workshop on Tuesday July 21st. Contact jshahade@uschess.org to get on the weekly mailing list and watch archived girls club content here on the US Chess “Class is in Session” YouTube playlist.   FREE

Happy Chess Playing,  
Neot

 

Hi all, my name is Neot.  My kids, Maya, Hillel and Yotam play chess. You gave me your email address when I met you at a citywide or National chess tournament to be added to this list.  

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Best,

Neot Doron-Repa

Neot Doron-Repa

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