Chess Camps
Summer Camps 2014: Three Levels Of Camps-Grandmaster, Master, And Scholastic!
As the Summer season is quickly drawing near and many parents are trying to determine which camps, and which weeks they will dedicate their child’s time, and enthusiasm to, we at the International Chess Academy are putting in our candidacy for said role.
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2014 GM Summer Camp
GRAND MASTER-LEVEL TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM Weeks: 1 (7/7 – 7/11) • 2 (7/14 – 7/18) • 3 (7/21 – 7/25)
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2014 ICA Master Camp
The Master-Level program will only be available at the Fair Lawn location, and is designed to allow more serious students an isolated atmosphere to focus on improvement.
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2014 Chess Summer Day Camp
2014 Summer Day Camp Full Day Package and 2014 Summer Day Camp Half Day Package
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Winter Camp 2013 Is Almost Here! NINE! NINE! NINE! 9! Days Total!
Dear parents in an effort to help alleviate your child related stress this holiday season as well as leave your children with something to do while away from school we are once again offering our winter camp this December.
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2013 ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Week 10
ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 10 Report: In Closing The Rocky Balboa Speech
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2013 ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Week 9
Week nine was officially the last one of the camp as according to our original schedule (things went so swimmingly we added a week ten but more on that in the follow-up article.).
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2013 ICA Master Camp: Week 7
Seven chess players joined the master camp this week. Six of them made up the round robin tournament, while Aharon fulfilled a special program for learning endgames. Along with this, as usual, there was a blitz tournament, problem solving contest and sports competition.
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2013 ICA Master Camp: Week 6
Week # 6 saw participants of different levels. Two of them, Erik and Aharon stood out from the other players (by their ratings). So a decision was made to divide the students into separate groups. For the tournament part of the program, they played every day against a second trainer, Evan Rosenberg (rated 2278), in a simultaneous exhibition with a normal time control – 60 minutes + 5 seconds for each move.
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ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 8 Report
What is even better than having a dog sitting in front of a board playing chess? Why a dog with a chess camp t-shirt on that says “coach” sitting in front of a board playing chess!
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2013 ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 7
One of the most memorable moments of week seven was seeing the return of GM Kudrin to our Teaneck location. Not only did Sergey provide many of our younger players the opportunity to have their first real taste of grandmaster play during the Simul competition
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2013 ICA Summer Camp Fair Lawn Week 5
In Week 5 of our camp, tournaments were held in three sections. The most powerful of them, Section 2 (with 10 members), used the Swiss system, and sections 3 and 4 used Round Robin systems.
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2013 ICA Chess Camp Teaneck Week 5
The assignment for this week was to have our campers reenact the famous Capablanca vs. Lasker match from 1921 in a Charlie Chaplin like skit. Stay tuned to our website to see the fruit of that labor.
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2013 ICA Chess Camp Teaneck Week 4
Our unique picture taking competition for the week gave the campers an opportunity to get behind the camera and take the funniest picture they can think of to impress the judges. While there were many interesting entries the ultimate winner was Daniel Stern
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2013 Summer Camp Fair Lawn Week 4
Week 4 of the Day Camp was the second held by us away from our main Fair Lawn location and apart from the GM and Master Camps but close to the park. Thus, the Master Prize List again missed the Swag Walker Prize
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2013 ICA Master Camp: Week 4
There were 9 students this week in the Master Camp, and, as in the third week, they were divided between the two coaches, Sergey and Hana, for their study groups. There were several new students this week and a wide range of levels, from Chris and Greg
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2013 Summer Camp Fair Lawn Week 3
In connection with the opening of the GM Camp, Day Camp, as in previous years, moved to another location. From our trainers’ point of view, the obvious plus of the new arrangement is that the trip to the venue of our sports activities decreased significantly.
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2013 ICA Master Camp: Week 3
Ten students participated in Master Camp in the third week. Therefore, it was decided to make two training and sports groups, which required an additional coach – Hana. Students were divided by rating for the chess groups and by age for the sports groups.
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2013 ICA Chess Camp Teaneck Week 3
It seems that during the past week one of our campers named Brian Hong (our best comedian since Shabbi something or other) mentioned that in trying to do certain things (like play chess or dodgeball well) kids should always attempt to do them “Sanjay Gupta style.”
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2013 Summer Camp Fair Lawn Week 2
In comparison to Week 1, Day Camp grew a little older: older students came, and one of them - Ronald turned twelve this week.
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2013 ICA Master Camp: Week 2
Seven students participated in Master Camp in the second week. Ivan Ke continued his studies, while Justin Lee became a true member of the group (he attended the master camp infrequently during the first week).
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ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 2.
ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 2 Report: Camouflage Yourself Like A Wall?
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ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Teaneck Location Week 1 Report: Where’s My Phone?
Though there were not that many kids at our Teaneck location we did have tons of fun. The coaches for the week Slava, Solomon, Alex, and Mila provided the children with plenty of challenging chess instruction and lots of dodgeball entertainment.
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2013 Summer Master Camp Week 1
2013 Summer Master Camp Week 1
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2013 Summer Camp Fair Lawn Week 1
This year's Week 1 of the Summer Camp unexpectedly overlapped the last week of school. Therefore it is not surprising that the average age of our students this week was a little more than 7 years old
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ICA 2013 GM Camp
The International Chess Academy’s Grandmaster Camp has a tradition of success. Every year, the camp features a staff of world-renowned Grandmaster coaches and attracts high-level students from across the country and around the world.
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ICA Master Camp 2013: From Masses To Masters
For more than 10 years the International Chess Academy has been successfully running its Summer chess camp program. Unquestionably, it has been a source of pride to everyone involved with the organization of such a project.
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ICA Scholastic Summer Camp Is Almost Here!
With Summer quickly approaching it is time for parents to start thinking about signing up their kids for a few weeks of calculated fun. With two convenient locations in Fair Lawn, and Teaneck for our scholastic camp there is a geographic convenience for parents to bring their child to whichever town is closest.
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2013 ICA Master Camp

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2013 GM Summer Camp

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2013 Summer Day Camp

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2012 Winter Chess Camp Almost Here! Register Today!
The camp will run from the week starting on December 24th to the 28th. Please contact us for any further information or if you would like to register: 201-797-0330 or chessdirector@icanj.net
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week SEVEN Fair Lawn Report
In order to take all students to Week 7, we have generated an additional group: Mini-Master Camp, and sent it (under Max’s supervision) to the additional building on Union Street, so Sergey's Master Camp was not so bored there in its splendid isolation.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week SIX Fair Lawn Report
Return of Fair Lawn Day Camp to the main base could not change a curious trend: Week 6 Tournament Results in all three sections surprisingly coincided with the results of the previous week - the winners of Section 2, 3 and 4 again showed 100% result. Moreover, representatives of one family: brothers, Josh and Matthew Lerman («Lerminators») in Section 2 and Section 3 excel!!!
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2012 ICA Summer Fair Lawn Master Camp Report Week # 6
Week # 6 almost brought the biggest sensation to Master Camp this summer. Two new players: experienced Haik and quite unknown newcomer – Thomas (with rating of 800), joined Ahron, Gilad and Brian.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week Four Teaneck Report
Week four saw the tournament split into three skill sections. In section one the “big Nick” Nicholas Cardenas won first place, while in section two James Belov was the winner. Section three included fourteen participants and in the end Charli Coward got third place, with Lloyd second, and Lily first.
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ICA Summer 2012 Master Camp Week 5
Eight students started in week #5 of Master Camp. Very young Josh Lerman made his debut. For Josh this week was a serious challenge, since the work load in Master Camp is much higher than the one in his previous Day Camp. But on the first day he created a sensation by beating Gilad, the champion of the previous week. It should be noted that Monday is a special day. Most of the unexpected results fall on it.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week Five Fair Lawn Report
At the fifth week our Summer Day Camp measured a half-distance. Much has been done, but there is still a lot of interesting, fun, useful and informative. This week main Tournament was in three sections: Section 2 (open), Section 3 (U800) and Section 4 (unrated). Curiously, but in all sections winners show one hundred percent results.
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ICA Summer 2012 Master Camp Week 4
The fourth week was very interesting because there were four newcomers: Sid, Alan, Brian and Brandon. New members brought variety to all of our competitions! Brandon was the youngest in the main tournament
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ICA Summer 2012 GrandMaster Camp Week 2
The second week of the ICA Grandmaster Camp saw three groups of competitive students eager to learn as well as to play tennis, blitz, bughouse, and some very competitive games of soccer....
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Fair Lawn Week 4 Report
The number of students, who took part in all of our camps (including GM and Master Camp) this week, was an impressive number - 77. Fair Lawn Day Camp could not stay away from this event:
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2012 Fair Lawn Master Camp Report Week # 3
Again five students participated in the third week of Master Camp. Two last year participants: Sam and Don, joined Gilad, Ahron and Daniel. Sam (the forth by rating!) surprised everyone by winning the Main Tournament with 3.5 points out of 4! Ahron and Gilad tied for 2nd – 3rd places, 1 point behind Sam.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week Three Teaneck Report
Week three was unique because in an effort to spice up the awesome fun that is dodgeball it was decided to add the element of musical fun to it. Nicknamed the “’blank’ special” one of the games in the daily dodgeball competition would include the coaches playing a popular melody, or theme song from a cartoon,
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Fair Lawn Week Three Report (7/9 – 7/13)
In connection with the opening of GM Camp, Day Camp changed the deployment, climbing to a new location: 4-17 Saddle River Road (right outside of the Park). The move has deprived our students of opportunities to compete for the “Swag Walker” prize, but added a new option: at the end of the work day students could rejuvenate with a game of dodgeball.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week Two Teaneck Report
Week two only had eleven students but perhaps twice as much in terms of ton of fun. In an ICA first the coaching staff organized a week long dance contest that pitted willing individual campers against each other in the disciplines of four famous dances.
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2012 ICA Summer Fair Lawn Master Camp Report Week # 2
Five students participated in the second week of Master Camp. One of the participants – David Rubenfeld - was 500 points higher by rating than other students which made us change the tournament format.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Fair Lawn Week Two Report (7/2 – 7/6)
With the Holiday of Independence, the second week of day camp was not very tense, you can say it was reasonable: we had a total of 13 students, and some of them missed our lesson on 4th of July.
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2012 ICA Fair Lawn Master Camp Report Week # 1
Five students participated in the first week of Master Camp: experienced Gilad Drillich and Brandon Huang, youngsters Ahron Shlionsky and Zachary Lyandres, and the visitor from Moscow, Daniel Manevich (the senior in the group).
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week One Teaneck Report
As promised we are underway with our camp at both of our locations (Teaneck, and Fair Lawn) and as guaranteed we are having lots of fun. From little Jordan standing over Slava’s lifeless body, to the invention of a Max Schwartz fan club, to James Belov running head first into a Karate striking pad, things are going swimmingly. The prizes are being awarded and the kids are being rewarded for all their hard work.
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2012 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week One Fair Lawn Report (6/25 – 6/29)
There were 21 students in the 1st week. We run 4 main tournaments: sections 2 through 5. In Section 2 Anthony Gurunian was beyond competition, he only lost half a point in 5 games. Konovalenko Sahsa and Nicholas were 2nd and 3rd respectively. USCF Rating Report
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Running Home To Start 2012 Edition Of ICA CAMP In Teaneck!
Dear ICA Parents, Perhaps in between causing a brain damaging seizure, or possibly a nervous breakdown, your children might have none-chalantly asked you about where that one crazy fella named Slava was all this time.
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ICA Summer Day Camp
Whether you’ve been an active tournament player for years, or you’ve never moved a chess piece before, you can still learn and have fun at our summer chess camp. We’ve been running the ICA summer camp for over a decade. Every year students are excited to come back to the camp that focuses on chess training and tournaments and also provides plenty of outdoor fun.
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ICA Summer Camp 2012!
We’ve done it for over a decade and this year we are ready to begin doing it for another one. Year after year, we have interspersed chess instruction with fun outdoor activities to provide a well-balanced alternative called “chess camp,” to most any other summer activity. Not to mention our camp easily outperforms leaving your child alone at home with an X-Box, or Playstation.
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2012 Master, GrandMaster Camps: Grabuzov, Chernin, And Stripunsky.
Master, GrandMaster Camps: Grabuzov, Chernin, and Stripunsky To Organize Own Training Sections This Summer!
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2012 GRAND MASTER-LEVEL TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM
Grand Master Alex Chernin (FIDE Senior Trainer) Grand Master Alex Stripunsky 7/9 – 7/13 7/16 – 7/20 7/23 – 7/27
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2012 MASTER-LEVEL TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM
Head Trainer: Master Sergei Grabuzov Sergey is a graduate of the "Russian State University of Physical Education," and dating back to 1990 has trained and prepared five current Grandmasters, and an infinite number of International Masters.
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“Summer In The Winter Camp” 2: The Return Of The Abominable Chess Man
Since this is America and since America enjoys huge budget, if often mediocre, sequels of big Hollywood holiday hits we have decided to continue last year’s tradition and hold a week of chess camp in the winter this year as well.
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SUMMER IN THE WINTER CAMP – HALF DAY
DECEMBER 26 THROUGH DECEMBER 30
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SUMMER IN THE WINTER CAMP – FULL DAY
DECEMBER 26 TTHROUGH DECEMBER 30
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ICA SCHOLASTIC SUMMER CAMP WEEK 9 REPORT-FAIR LAWN
The last week of the summer camp didn’t disappoint us with particularly bad weather-only once throughout was it necessary to cancel sports activities because of the rain. However, as it is already well known for such a case there is always a great substitute in the form of blitz tournaments which were held in five sections on rainy day Thursday.
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ICA Scholastic Summer Camp Week 8 Report-Fair Lawn
The second to last week of chess camp broke the record of its predecessor and the set the new bar at a high of seventy-three students for both locations. At that the meteorological forecasts of the weathermen which promised rain didn’t exactly make life any easier threatening to break up the week’s outdoor sport activity.
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2011 Scholastic Chess Camp Week 7 Report-Fair Lawn
Week seven was a record-breaking one in that the number of students for both locations reached a never before seen 70 students. In Fair Lawn we continued our Master Camp, the students of which comprised the first tournament section.
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ICA Week 9 Teaneck Chess Camp Report
So this was the last week, and just like last year it just didn’t come soon enough. As much fun as we may have throughout the weeks, it just doesn’t beat the lack of frustration that comes along with NOT shouting at the top of our lungs from nine in the morning till three (or sometimes five) p.m, day after day, after yet another day.
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ICA Teaneck Camp 2011 Week 8 Report
So apparently, Bob “The Horse” and Max “the counselor” Schwartz made a bet about who would win Max’s section for that week. Max, betting on Daniel Zolty had foreseen Bob’s attempt to secure Alan Stolyarov the victory and tried to counter that Petrosian-like positional play.
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Week 7 ICA Teaneck Chess Camp Report
Approximately three and three quarters of a month ago in Bucharest, Romania, two middle class Romanian citizens named Nadia Checkmate, and Ion Johnson joyously welcomed the first child into their happy family.
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ICA CHESS CAMP 2011 WEEK 6 REPORT - TEANECK
We are into August and into the second half of our 2011 Scholastic Summer Camp Season. Our coaching staff went through a drastic change from week five as Genry Krichevsky finished his summer responsibility and left, while Solomon “Old-School” Lerner replaced him in the field.
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Chess Camp 2011 Week 6 Report – Fair Lawn
The end of GM cams allowed opening Fair Lawn site as an additional locations for Day Camp, that significantly increased the number of future chess masters. The Master Camp continued in Fair Lawn as well under Sergey Grabuzov supervision
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ICA Scholastic Chess Camp 2011 Week 5 Report
The tournament winners were Zachary Lyandres in section one with Josh Lerman second, and Josh Katz third. Alan Stolyarov won in section two with Daniel Khaitov second, and Qihan Wang third. Allan Zhang won section three with Sophie Rasol second, and Jeremy M. third.
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ICA Scholastic Chess Camp Week 4 Report
There was no Bob “The horse” related news for this week, though we did have two pieces of negativity occur. Firstly, we established a “black list” for bad behavior, which blocks the child on it from receiving prizes they may have won during the week.
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Chess Camp 2011 Alexander Stripunsky Group - Week 1
The first week of the camp in a top group was a challenge for the students in both chess and soccer. On the chess lectures students learned some typical middle game and endgame positions, and sharpened their skills in practicing decisions making in the intense situations.
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Week 3 Chess Camp Report: Bob “The Horse” Kicked OUT Of Chess CAMP!!!!
After being caught cheating in a chess game the officially unofficial mascot of the International Chess Academy’s Scholastic camp has been removed from the camp by owner Diana Tulman. Though multiple phone calls to the camp on behalf of Bob’s mommy attempted to stop the inevitable ultimately Bob’s days at the camp were checkmated.
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Chess Camp 2011 Week 2 Report
Not that anyone needs to drink in the slightest when there is a chessboard around but facts is facts as our mascot Bob “The Horse,” would say, so we’re sticking to them. As most of you know we have a new mascot based off of last weeks report, and it is our profound wish (well maybe just my profound wish) to get him a pair of mannequin arms,
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Chess Camp ’11 Week One Report: New Mascot Joins ICA Teaneck Location!
His name is “Bob ‘The Horse’ CheckMate Johnson” and he is nobody you want to mess with because he has an orange ICA t-shirt, David Fefer’s hat, and a mouth filled with a small shriveled carrot.
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Early Registration For Chess Camps ’11 Is Upon Us!
It is that time of year again and early registration is upon us. Please register before the fourth of April to save the fifty dollar registration fee, as well as to lock in those weeks that suit you, your child, and your vacation plans best.
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2011 Master, Grand Master Camps
Master, GrandMaster Camps: Grabuzov, Chernin, and Stripunsky To Organize Own Training Sections This Summer!
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2011 Grand Master Camp
2011 Grand Master Camp 7/5�7/9; 7/11�7/15; 7/18�7/22; 7/25�7/29
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2011 Master Camp
MASTER-LEVEL TRAINING SUMMER PROGRAM 6/27–7/1; 7/4–7/8; 7/11–7/15; 7/18–7/22; 7/25–7/29; 8/1–8/5; 8/8-8/12; 8/15-8/19; 8/22-8/26
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2011 ICA Scholastic/Recreational Camp Registration Now Open!
For what will be the sixteenth year of our existence the International Chess Academy is proud to announce that registration for our summer program is officially open for the current 2011 year.
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2011 Summer Camp Full Day
6/27–7/1; 7/4–7/8; 7/11–7/15; 7/18–7/22; 7/25–7/29; 8/1–8/5; 8/8-8/12; 8/15-8/19; 8/22-8/26 We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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2011 Summer Camp Half Day
6/27–7/1; 7/4–7/8; 7/11–7/15; 7/18–7/22; 7/25–7/29; 8/1–8/5; 8/8-8/12; 8/15-8/19; 8/22-8/26 We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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“Summer In The Winter” Camp (12/27/10-12/31/10)
Yes, that is correct, and that is the only way it can be. This year’s schedule allows us to squeeze in a full week of chess camp right smack dab in the middle of December, and for those kids really looking to improve this is a real chance to do so. Without history, math, or any other typical systematic school subject to get in the way, there is a perfect opportunity to focus on chess twenty-four/seven (or in this case from 9 in the morning to three in the afternoon).
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 9
It’s finally over, and not too soon I might add because it was quite exhausting, and despite our newest student’s Alessandro Demarchi-Blumstein’s quote “I know you want it to be over but I don’t cause it was so much fun,” I as well as most of the coaches do need a summer vacation from this summer vacation.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 8
Of course week eight wasn’t it and unlike week seven didn’t play games with the weather and our outside activities. In other week eight news, our coaching staff again ended up including Ivette “Capablanca’s Cuban Compatriot” Rubio, as well as Ilya “Irina Levitina’s brother” Levitin. Both did a great job with their kids given that Ilya was filling in on short notice and this was only Ivette’s second week of action.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 7
With only two weeks to go after this, week seven offered a first real taste of the sad school based season that is to follow the simple satisfaction of summer chess camp. Complete and utter rain decimated our Thursday prospects and put into perspective the fact that my attempt at running a comedy competition failed completely. While the contest certainly had its moments it didn’t seem like there were enough of them to warrant having it again.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 6
As the summer winds down to its frigid, and fall-like conclusion we at the ICA march on with our “resign-less” chess strategy even in the face of the odd tears from the odd student. While it may seem terrible for kids to be upset about getting checkmated some ten to twenty moves after they lose most of their pieces, the more important thing is they care about the result enough to be upset with their performance, and should thereby strive to improve.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 5
Week five concluded without much fanfare, but with a reinforcement of an age old chess adage that goes as follows: “nobody ever won a chess game by resigning.” Despite repeated pleas, and annoying requests over and over, none of the children who asked to quit the games they were losing were allowed to do so.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 4
Dear mothers and fathers, do any of you know how one would go about beating their dad at chess if their dad was Garry Kasparov? (if you don’t know who Garry is SHAME ON YOU)
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Artur Jussupow Group – Week 1
The focus in Artur’s camp was on the very tricky opposite colored bishop endings which have been the bane of existence for even the likes of world champion Vishi Anand (surprisingly it is women’s world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk who is fairly successful in these types of endgames).
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 3
With only one rainy day this week the old man surely wasn’t snoring (because things just weren’t boring, etc. etc.). Of special note, was this week’s addition of WGM, and one time conqueror of current women’s world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, Tatiana Grabuzova to the coaching staff. Tanya who was smart enough to accomplish said task above, and smart enough to run the pr
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 2
We are two weeks into our summer camp and things have not gotten boring in the slightest (we apologize for this). With six coaches, music, art, vegetables, and some of the hottest weather on record interspersed with unpredictable rain there was plenty going on in camp this last week.
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ICA Summer Camp 2010 Day Camp Week 1
Summer Chess Camp 2010: Inaugural Week Ends As New Camp Director Takes Over!
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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER CAMP IS EXTENDED UNTIL MAY 1st
We are extending our pre-registration deadline for the summer camp until the first of May. If you sign up your child until this date the fifty dollar fee will be used towards the tuition total itself, while if you sign up after the deadline it will be a separate fee apart from the tuition.
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Decades Delight As GM Stripunsky Joins GM
Alex Stripunsky has been a fixture of the ICA Open section tournaments for a few years now, and except for a few oddball flukes, a fixture of the first place prize for that section. Dubbed “The brain from Ukraine” because it rhymes, and because he was born there
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Summer Camp 2010
Why our camp as opposed to another? Simple really. We offer it all, and though chess is the primary activity, there are plenty of other ones that will keep your child from falling asleep, or worst of all, calling your work # asking to be taken home while you are swamped in the middle of an important meeting.
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2010 Chess Camp With GM Artur Jussupow & GM Alex Chernin & GM Alex Stripunsky
For the 11th consecutive Summer the International Chess Academy is offering the strongest chess players in the world the unique opportunity to study chess in the residential program with the best coaches in the world: GM Artur Jussupow!, GM Alexander Chernin! & GM Alexander Stripunsky
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2010 Summer Camp Full Day
6/28–7/2; 7/5–7/9; 7/12–7/16; 7/19–7/23; 7/26–7/30; 8/2–8/6; 8/9-8/13; 8/16-8/20; 8/23-8/27 We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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2010 Summer Camp Half Day
6/28–7/2; 7/5–7/9; 7/12–7/16; 7/19–7/23; 7/26–7/30; 8/2–8/6; 8/9-8/13; 8/16-8/20; 8/23-8/27 We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 9
What a great summer!! We had record attendance, extremely competitive tournaments, and loads of fun out doors where our campers showed off their sports skills and the ability to work as a team. The weather was great, with only a few really hot days and only one or two rain days.
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 8
All we needed was one more camper!!! We almost hit 50 this week to break the ICA record, but we have still have one more week to do it. Will you be that lucky 50th camper? Gillad Dillich and Sasha Modlin have emerged as the hero’s of the summer, and will sport perfect records by signing up for an amazing 9 weeks!!
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 7
As they say-records are made to be broken, and we have done it again!! With one last minute entry we had a total of 49 students this week, with many being first time chess players. Do I hear 50???
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 6
It’s a new ICA Summer Camp Record!!! We had 46 campers this week, and can boast a retention rate of almost 95%!! Now that’s loyalty campers!! The entire ICA staff thanks you. It looks like we might even break that record again for Week 7.
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 5
The summer is disappearing fast!! It seems only yesterday that our first camper walked in the front door, and now we know everyone as if we were old friends. With almost 40 campers again this coming week, we continue to build momentum toward the finish of a great summer camp.
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 4
When we see the effort that our campers put into their studies each week, we all agree that it is a shame that everyone can’t win a prize, but we just want to say that even when they loose they are real winners, and they constantly represent all that is best in what we consider great chess players. We see great competitive drive balanced by excellent sportsmanship.
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 3
The buzz about the success of last week’s camp must have traveled, because this week’s campers seemed to be determined to beat the results of last week, and they may have succeeded. There were many close games in the tournaments and many ties in the sports events.
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2009 ICA Summer Camp Week 2 The “Kings” Emerge!!
Week 2 will be hard to beat this summer with 36 campers!! We saw great improvement in all our students. They applied themselves with extra zeal, with some of our younger campers eagerly playing as many as 3 to 4 tournament games each day!
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2009 ICA Summer Chess Camp Week One Report (6/29–7/3)
The first week of the ICA’s 13 year summer camp program has finished. Our first week featured 30 eager campers who actively engaged in intensive chess studies and challenging sports events throughout the day. Senior Instructor and ICA Director Diana Tulman again assembled a top rated staff of chess instructors, and Master Sergey Grabuzov
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2009 Chess Camp With GM Artur Jussupow & GM Alex Chernin & GM Alex Stripunsky
For the 10th consecutive Summer the International Chess Academy is offering the strongest chess players in the world the unique opportunity to study chess in the residential program with the best coaches in the world:
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Summer Camp 2009
Why our camp as opposed to another? Simple really. We offer it all, and though chess is the primary activity, there are plenty of other ones that will keep your child from falling asleep, or worst of all, calling your work # asking to be taken home while you are swamped in the middle of an important meeting.
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Summer Camp 2009 Half Day
185 Court street Teaneck, NJ 07666; tel: 201-833-1741; www.icanj.net, www.diana@icanj.net
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Summer Camp 2009 Full Day
185 Court street Teaneck, NJ 07666; tel: 201-833-1741
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2008 International Chess Academy Summer Camp Review:
By now most of the children who went to this year’s camp are immersed in math, science, and literature. Their teachers are tough, and as is usually the case with each successive grade, so is the curriculum. Of course, unless most of them stared at the tip of their pencil’s eraser last year, all of this fractions-distractions mumbo jumbo should be a piece of delicious home economics baked cake.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 8 Report (8/18 – 8/22)
Summer is almost over and so is the summer chess camp – just one more week to go. Week 8 was the last week in chess camp for Benjamin and Zachary Mankowitz, and for Yehuda and Hillel Koslowe.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 7 Report (8/11 – 8/15)
We had established a new ‘Olympic’ record this week – 38 students! Both buildings were used to full capacity. Among other news: ICA students, David Shekhtman & Max Yelsky debut as coaches (both did great!).
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 6 Report (8/4 – 8/8)
Two strongest (by rating & experience) students Alexander Katz and David Shekhtman participated in training matches with coaches (Max Schwartz & Max Yelsky).
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 5 Report (7/28 – 8/1)
We had seven new students this week, but new kids were able to adopt quickly, since all of them new how to play chess.
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2008 ICA Advanced Chess Camp Week 3 Report
This was probably the most difficult week, since the subject – Rook Endings – is very demanding. The theory was covered in the morning lessons (9:30 – 12:30), while the afternoon session (2 – 4) was devoted to playing exercises.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 4 Report (7/21 – 7/25)
The week proved to be the most successful (so far!) Majority of the kids either were ICA students, or attended the previous week, or attended ICA Summer Camp 2007
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2008 ICA Advanced Chess Camp Week 2
Two groups of students in the second week got the unique opportunity to share world-class trainers.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week 3 Report (7/14 – 7/18)
Twenty nine kids attended week three: 11 new kids and one new coach – Hana Itkis. Hana is an experienced chess player (one of the strongest in the country among girls U21), who decided to try herself as a coach.
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2008 ICA Advanced Chess Camp Week 1 Report (6/30–7/4)
In the Soviet Union, the equivalent to America’s Santa Clause, “Grampa Frost” was seen as a none-denominational, and none-religious character along with the equally religious-free symbol the “New Year’s Tree”.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week Two Report (7/7 – 7/11)
Week two is over. Thankfully. While my experiences in the camp have generally been majority good, over minority bad, there are still some weeks where a deadly combination of problem children, can combine to create a situation similar to some sort of weird, Accountant in April, nervous breakdown.
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2008 ICA Chess Camp Week One Report (6/30–7/4):
The first week of this year’s chess camp has ended, as it often does with a day that celebrated the anniversary of the creation of the United States of America.
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Summer Camp 2008
Dear Parents: Why our camp as opposed to another? Simple really. We offer it all, and though chess is the primary activity, there are plenty of other ones that will keep your child from falling asleep, or worst of all, calling your work # asking to be taken home while you are swamped in the middle of an important meeting.
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2008 Chess Camp With Artur Jussupow & Alexander Chernin
For the 9th consecutive Summer the International Chess Academy is offering the strongest chess players in the world the unique opportunity to study chess in the residential program with the best coaches in the world: GM Artur Jussupow! & GM Alexander Chernin!
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Summer Camp 2008 Full Day
We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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Summer Camp 2008 Half Day
SUMMER PROGRAM – Half Day We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions
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Chess camps in NJ: Summer Camp 2007 Week 8
20 kids participated in week 8 Timothy Hoahg and Alec Weisbort had won sport competition (each in their age group). David Fefer and Alec Weisbrot won team blitz. David Shekhtman won main blitz, Alister Collins won section two and Jacob Siegel won section three. Alec Weisbrot had won section 2 rated tournament with perfect score (3 out of 3). And Michael Aksen won section 3 rated tournament also with perfect (3 out of 3) score.
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Chess camps in NJ: Summer Camp 2007 Week 7
27 kids participated in week 7 Once again David Shekhtman won open section with perfect (3 out of 3) score. Ethan Klein and Hillel Koslowe had shared 1st place (each scored 2 points) in section 2.
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Summer Camp 2007 Week 6
26 kids participated in week 6 David Shekhtman won OPEN with perfect score - 3 out of 3 and had gained 80 points in rating. Kenny Geiler won section 2 - also with perfect 3 out of 3 and had added 27 points to his rating.
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 3 with GM Artur Jussupow
Summer Camp 2007. Week 3 with GM Artur Jussupow
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 5
Twenty Three kids participated in week 5. There were a lot of sport activities and we were able to make some nice photos!
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 2 with GM Artur Jussupow
First of all let me comfort the parents who are far away - Martin and Katya had survived weekend #1 playing miniatured golf and weekend #2 sightseeing in New York. As far as chess lessons they were very intense and kids (hopefully) learned a lot this week. Max Yelsky had won the weekly competition, Martin Trost was second and Eve Litvak third. Great Job!
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 4
Summer Camp 2007. Week 4. The winnners of this week tournaments: Ben Wolfson won the very strong main section Kenny Geiler & Kiernan Mc Vay had tied for the 1st place in section 2 (with Kyler Mc Vay in 3dr place!)
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 1 with Alex Chernin
Week # 1 of advanced camp had finished. GM Alexander Chernin was teaching 8 kids this week.
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Summer Camp 2007. Week 3
Twenty six kids attended week three of day camp. According to pictures everyone had a great time studying chess, participating in sport activities, dancing, and taking part in chess tournaments Sebastian Spitz had won the main tournament this week
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Summer Camp 2007 is underway. Week 2
Twenty two kids had participated in week 2. Cogratulations to David Shekhtman - winner of all tournaments - week 2 open swiss, bliz, problem solving competiotion, and sports! More to come...
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Summer Camp 2007 is underway. Week 1
Twenty eight kids had participated in 1st week.
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SUMMER PROGRAM 2007 – Half Day
We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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SUMMER PROGRAM 2007 – Full Day
We promise 5:1 student - teacher/instructor ratio, prizes and trophies for tournaments and competitions, camp T-shirts and FUN!
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CHESS CAMP WITH ARTUR JUSSUPOW 2007
For the 8th consecutive Summer the International Chess Academy is offering the strongest chess players in the country the unique opportunity to study chess in the residential program with the best coach in the world:
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Chess Camp 2006
On the last Monday in June, my brother and I woke up, and made our way over to Teaneck for the first week of the International Chess Academy’s summer camp. We walked in the door, and were immediately greeted by the smiling face of Sergey, the head coach.
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Intense chess training for advanced players (2006)
To register please fill out the form below and submit with $100 registration fee .
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SUMMER PROGRAM (2006) - Full Day
To register please fill out the form below and submit with $50 registration fee .
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SUMMER PROGRAM (2006)- Half Day
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Summer Day Camp
Our program offers chess instructions geared to every child's skill level. Our staff includes chess grand masters, international chess master and state licensed teachers. We provide 4:1 student-teacher ratio. Last summer we have successfully utilized our park's location for sports' activities. We played soccer, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
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Chess Camp with Artur Jussupow and Alex Chernin! 2005
Ok so you’ve beaten everybody in your school, and everybody at the local chess tournaments, as well as savagely crushed your dad in a “friendly” game. You’ve registered with the United States Chess Federation, and have amassed a respectable rating of 2000 something.
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