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Bay Area Chess - Summer Camps

Master camps



  • Master Camp regsitrations are through our enrichment website:

    General Information: https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/page/master-camps

    Register at: https://enrichment.bayareachess.com/camps/summer

    Questions? Email us! or call at the general line: 408-409-6596
  • Master Camp @ the "new" BAC Office
    2050 Concourse Drive, Unit #42, San Jose, CA 95131


    2018 Schedule is coming SOON!!

    YES: We are planning another SAN JOSE HACKERS Camp!
    with GM Shakh Mammedyarov

    Stay tuned for exact dates and schedules.

    Informtion from last year:

    This chess camp is for our ambitious and dedicated students only, who are rated 1000 or above, or with special coach recommendation. These camps are taught by titled instructors (Grandmasters, International Masters, or Fide or National Masters.)  

    The coaches will provide top-level instruction, aimed at challenging the students in an engaging way. Each day will include tactical exercises, lectures, training games, and individual student attention.

    Tentative Daily Schedule:

    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instruction - includes one 15-20 minute break
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Instruction - includes training games, fun activity, and two 15 minute breaks
    5:00 PM - Pickup - after hours blitz/bughouse

    The schedule of instruction is flexible and can depend on coaches' discretion -- calculation training, opening preparation, middlegames, endgames, etc. are all potential topics. 

    Registration Fees: 
    Morning only (9AM-1PM): $
    Afternoon only (1PM-5PM): $
    Full day (9AM-5PM): $  

    Tentative Coach Assigments


    Be a part of an amazing once in a lifetime chess experience!! 

    2018 San Jose Hackers Master Chess Camp 

    Taught by our very own San Jose Hackers Team members including: 

    GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov - Classical World Rank #6, Rapid World Rank #3 and this year became the 13th player in history to reach FIDE 2800 rating. He is also the current leader of the FIDE Grand Prix for a spot in the 2017 Candidates Tournament 

    GM Rauf Mamedov - Blitz World Rank #9 and former European Blitz Champion 

    GM Daniel Naroditsky - former World Junior Champion and U.S. Junior Champion, BAC Elite Team Coach and current U.S. ranked #10 

    GM Zviad Izoria - former World Youth Champion and BAC coach. Current U.S. ranked #12 

    GM Cristian Chirila - former World Youth Champion and BAC Elite Team coach. Winner of 2016 Millionaire Chess U/2550 section and commentator for the St. Louis Chess Club.  

    IM Kostya Kavutskiy - BAC Coach and newly minted IM 

    IM Elect Faik Aleskerov - BAC Coach and coach of many enrichment and team classes  

    This will be one of the strongest chess camps ever assembled anywhere, and an opportunity that cannot be missed. This camp is for players rated above 1500 and the camp will be divided into sections based on strength, which should be well suited for players as high as 2300. PLEASE REGISTER QUICK AS SPACE IS LIMITED!!!

    Fee for this camp is slightly higher to offset the cost of the coaches.
    Morning only: 9am-1pm: $TBA --> Link Coming Soon

    Afternoon only: 1pm - 5pm $TBA --> Link Coming Soon

    Full day: 9am - 5pm $TBA --> Link Coming Soon

    REGISTER NOW because space is LIMITED and going fast!