Help children develop at chess
The best way for children to improve at chess is to immerse themselves completely in play, instruction and fun. We offer short online chess camps for children designed to give them extra confidence in not only their chess decision making but also in their lives. Children also enjoy the experience of playing and making friends with children from other countries.
Each two-day camp comprises three sessions per day with illustrated lectures and exercises. The children will learn through structured problem-solving and through playing with each other in structured pairings. Participants will be advised regarding the best way to play and learn chess online.
The Director of the camps is Jesper Hall (Sweden), chairman of the Education Commission of the European Chess Union. An International Master, Jesper is a FIDE Senior Trainer and currently leads the development of junior chess talent in Sweden and Norway. One of his early pupils was Magnus Carlsen.
The lead trainer at the camps is Jop Delemarre (Netherlands). An International Master, Jop was Dutch junior chess champion before training to become a teacher. He is a qualified FIDE Trainer and is one of the leading chess trainers in Europe.
Providing an insight into the experience of world-class competition is Grandmaster Judit Polgár (Hungary), the strongest woman player of all time. A child prodigy, she has beaten 11 world chess champions. She is regarded as a role model demonstrating that women can be as good as men in any domain.
This camp is for children from the ages of 9 to 16 inclusive who are promising at chess and want to develop their chess skills. The sessions each day are from 9.00 – 13.30 CET with breaks. As part of the camp, the participants will play against Judit Polgár in a simultaneous display.
Reference Camp101: Price €100
This camp is for talented juniors from the age of up to 16 inclusive who have obtained a rating of at least 1600. The sessions each day are from 15.00 – 21.00 CET with breaks. As part of the camp, the participants will play against Judit Polgár in a simultaneous display.
Reference Camp201: Price €150
Children from the same household can join for the price of a single ticket.
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