The most important part of a chess players skill is visualization and evaluating future positions. Everyone can see 3 maybe 4 moves ahead. How do you train yourself to recognize and execute longer combinations? This will be the subject of our 3 day camp! We have proof that you don’t need to see 10 moves ahead to be doing 10 move combinations on a regular basis. Masters and Grandmasters use special tactical and strategic thinking methods to break down combinations and at this camp, we will share them with you. This camp is a must for anyone that has or is considering playing in tournaments. Play great combinations at the board instead of finding them during analysis. We just need 3 days!!
This is a position from the Callaham variation of the Philidor Defense! This game Scott/Callaham, Rhein Main Open, 1986 went 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f4 Bg7 5. Nf3 0-0 6. Bd3 a5!? (Novelty) 7. 0-0 Na6 8. a3 c5 9. d5 Nc7 10. Be3?! Ng4 11. Bd2 b5! Even when a move is 100% correct, seeing long combinations at the board may be required. 12. Nb5? c4! 13. Nc7 (13. Bc4? loses a piece to Nb5 14. Bb5 Qb6 and 15…Qb5!) Qc7 14. Be2 Bb2 (In the game I played 14… Qc5 15. Kh1 Nf2 16. Rf2 Qf2 17. c3 Rb8 18. Rb1 f5!-+) 15. Rb1 c3! 16. Kh1 Ba3 17. h3 cd 18. hg Bg4 19. Qd2 Bb4 -+. In all of these variations, seeing more than 3 or 4 moves ahead was required. This and many other types of more than 4 or 5 move combinations will be covered.
This is from a correspondence game I played with 7 days per person to reply. How would you decide between; 1. Bh6, 1. h4, 1. Rfe1, 1. Qg4, and 1. Nf5. Come to the camp and find out!!
RCI chess camps are exactly that, chess camps. We are not a babysitting service. No basketball, football, running, jogging, crafts, other games, bug house or chess variants! Our goal is to instruct the student on how to recognize, master, and play longer combinations!! Our itinerary is as follows;
26th, Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm, instruction 3pm til 430, free play and review until parent arrival or 6pm.
27th,Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm, instruction 3pm til 430, free play and review until parent arrival or 6pm.
28th, Breakfast 730- 830 am, warm up 830-9am, instruction 9am til 1030, snack 1030-1045, instruction 1045-1230, Lunch 1230-115, Instruction 115-245, snack 245-3pm. Review, free play, book selection, and answering questions from 3pm until parent arrival or 6pm.
Breakfast, snacks, and lunch are included. We serve no nuts and no pork! Each camper receives an RCI custom camp guide, meals, snacks, 1 free book, and 1 free tournament entry.
That’s 27 hours of instruction, meals, snacks, an RCI custom camp guide, 1 free chess book, and 1 free tournament entry for just $299.00. Check or Cash only. No refunds. Ask about the family and student discount! Call Mike Callaham for details and registration. 804-426-6058.