Chess with Ilya (Weeks 1-3)
We are very excited to have Ilya Krasik (USCF Rating2317) returning to our Chess Program! “I strongly believe that the key to improving your chess is to raise your overall understanding of the game. Many people waste their time and money on trying to memorize openings and get nowhere, increase your understanding and you will make that jump you’ve been seeking. Experienced trainer, both in scholastic and adult settings. I am still improving, recently went from 2200 to over 2300, so I know what it takes.” Ilya is a former MA High School co-champion, top 50 U.S. Junior, member of the Boston Blitz, and part of the United States Chess League.
Chess with Vadim (Weeks 6-8)
This camp is appropriate for beginners to advanced chess students. The program includes both instruction in elementary tactics and strategy, as well as individual gameplay. Sharpen your skills (logical thinking, problem-solving, planning ahead, etc.) for success in both chess and the academic world. Players will be organized based on age, ability, and instructor recommendations. The day is focused on chess with appropriate breaks for snack, lunch, and just plain old running around a bit.
Chess Master Vadim Maritrosov has worked with BB&N and our Lower School students for several years now and is eager to continue working with our summer campers again this summer. Vadim Martirosov is a highly experienced Chess Master (Highest FIDE rating: 2345; Current: 2250) from the former USSR. He studied chess under the supervision of Oleg Privorotsky (G. Kasparov’s first coach) and has been teaching chess full time in the US for the last seven years to all levels of students. Vadim has taught hundreds of students from all age groups in elementary, middle, and high schools and has mentored many of them from beginners up to expert level and on to championships. Vadim comes to Summer Camp with excitement and enthusiasm that makes the game of chess fun for all ages. This class will specialize in taking all students to the next level of play.