This month of September we are inaugurating the Back to School Chess Programs. IM Nikolay Andrianov, the chess camp trainer, will be back from September 10-14. I invited IM Andrianov so he could monitor the development of our players, both campers and non-campers, and provide top-notch instructions all year round. I know how important this is, and I would like to see our players compete nationally and eventually qualify for the world youth. I know this can be done, as my son FM Paolo del Mundo underwent this process. IM Andrianov is a world-caliber instructor, and Ashburn Chess Club is proud to have him spearhead our coaching programs.
IM Andrianov will be conducting mini-camps. This is a combination of tournament and training, which students can attend by session. You may attend all sessions or pick sessions convenient to your time. The mini-camp sessions is called Improving Tournament Play and Game Analysis. A truly professional full-time instructor, IM Andrianov welcomes all types of players from 0-2200. Each session last 2 hours. The first hour is a tournament of players closely rated as much as possible to each other. Once a board finishes, IM Andrianov will provide analysis to both players. I myself have seen how this method, a top instructor showing the intricacies of the game, and revealing to the students how to play given positions in the board. It gives the student an opportunity on how to think and subsequently play like a master.
The sessions’s schedule are the following:
September 10. Saturday 1st session, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm;
Saturday 2nd session, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
September 11, Sunday, 1st session: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.;
Sunday, 2nd session 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.;
September 12, Monday 1st session, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.;
Monday, 2nd session, 6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.;
September 13, Tuesday, 1st session: 4:00-6:00 p.m.;
Tuesday, 2nd session, 6:15-8:15 p.m.;
September 14, Wednesday, 1st session, 4:00-6:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.;
Wednesday, 2nd session, 6:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.
Registrants can attend any of the sessions. Each session is $50 each. The tournaments are USCF-rated.