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Digital Classroom - Chess Training Camp

Our Digital Chess Training Camp is available to all students K-12. Daily lectures and lessons will continue every weekday through the 2020-2021 school year. Instruction offers a solid basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess. Students can register and join at any time!

 

Guest Grandmaster Instructors (Fridays)

 

Scholarship Info

Alejandro Ramirez became a chess grandmaster at the age of 15 and gained international recognition playing in multiple Olympiads and World Championships before returning to his studies at the University of Texas in Dallas. He holds an M.A. in arts and technology, focusing on video game design.
 

Scholarship Info

Cristian Chirila is the coach and manager of the MU’s Chess team. Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Coach Chirila started playing chess as early as 5 years old. Chirila traveled the world to compete in chess tournaments and won his first national championship when he was 8 years old. He completed his Grandmaster title just before his 18th birthday. Soon after, he received an invitation to attend the University of Texas at Dallas on a chess scholarship. Here, he completed his BA in International Political Economy.
Grandmaster In Residence (Monday - Thursday)
Originally from Budapest, Hungary, now residing in St Louis, Missouri. I have a Bachelor degree in Psychology. Currently a full time streamer, focusing on competitive chess and developing new chess theory. I am also very active on social media (twitter), and as a chess journalist (American Chess Magazine,US Chess), I was a special commentator for the Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship Match held in New York, for the New York Times. I came third in the Hungarian Junior Championship at age of 14, and was U16 Olympic Champion in Denizli.

 

MONDAY - FRIDAY
Time Focus Description
2:00 pm Grandmaster lesson Premium programming
3:00 pm Chess For Beginners Learn how to play
Opening Principles Grow your repertoire
4:00 pm History of Chess Learn how the game began
The Amateur's Mind Learn how to analyze moves
5:00 pm King Me Learn to attack/defend the king
Strategic Elements Improve game sense and intuition



Premium Student package allows access to daily premium programming provided by Grandmaster instructors covering more advanced ideas including:

  • Historic Games
  • Advanced Checkmate Patterns
  • Deep Opening Theory and Preparation
  • Positional Play and Sacrifices

 

  1 Month 3 Months 6 Months
Premium Subscription $45 $90 $180
Regular Subscription $30 $60 $120

 

 

 

For any inquiries, please contact the Scholastics Department at:

Scholastics@saintlouischessclub.org or (314) 669-5010