Chess Camps For The Tournament Player!

This years Spring/Summer Camp campaign is being designed around trying to help your child improve faster, which will save you time and money by requiring less events to meet scholarship requirements. What makes our camps unique!?  No cookie cutter design that’s the same all across the country.  The same coach and trainer who is looking at our kids games for 6 years is the person creating the camp material.  Your camp material is not designed to be used only at the camp!  The format it is in allows the person attending the camp to learn something new every time they review the camp guide properly!  Chess is as exhausting as a serious exam or physical sport.  We provide breakfast, snack, lunch, and snack each day to keep our attendees energized enough to learn.  No pork. No nuts.

Spring/Summer Chess Camp Schedule:

April 10th – April 14th  815am until 1:00pm

Captures, Exchanges, and Combinations
This camp will identify, explain, and demonstrate the non-material purposes for and against captures, exchanges, and combinations.  In most cases, strong players are using the non-material elements of the position to decide whether or not they should make captures, exchanges, or combinations.  Beginners are usually in a, “you take me, I take you back” mentality.  Strong players weigh and decide the merits of each capture, exchange, or combination based strictly on whether it will improve their advantage or not!  Strong players never care about material above everything else.  We will discuss in detail what the factors are, and how they can be used routinely to reduce the impact of mistakes and save games.  By the end of the week, attendees will be able to recognize non-material compensation hidden in a capture, exchange, or combination.  The total cost for this 5 day player changing camp is just $249.00

June 26th – June 30th 815am until 5pm

The Computer is a Weapon!

Your computer is one of the best research assistants available.  Right now most players are using their computer the wrong way!  Training will include how to use your computer as a sparring partner.   How to use computer blind spots as learning tools.  How to use the information from your computer to analyze your games.  How much time your program needs to generate a solid move/continuation.  How to make sure the information you get from your computer is accurate.  How databases can save money on books.  We will show how your computer has one of the biggest secrets on how to select a move.  Bring any electronic device you use… phones, tablets, laptops etc. This camp will definitely change your computer from a tool to a weapon!  The total cost for this camp is just $249.00

July 24-28 815am until 500pm

Proven Exponential Improvement Techniques
For more than 100 years world champions and grandmasters have been telling us what to do to improve our game.  Lasker, Alekhine, Botvinik, Fischer, Tal, Bronstein, Averbach, Suetin, Keres, and a host of others told us what they did to get good but didn’t tell us what it made them good at!  RCI knows!!  In this camp those priceless secrets will be revealed and translated into a buffet of ready to use training concepts!  You will be shown from actual games, how world champion advice produces a wins in tournament play.  The secrets that are revealed when you follow these methods correctly will make permanent and exponential improvements to your past, present, and future chess experiences.  This camp will definitely point you in a direction that will save time and money on your way to your chess goals!  The total cost for this camp is just $325.00

Aug 14-18  815am until 500pm

Fearless Tournament Openings
This camp is for serious players that want to learn how to scare and dominate higher rated  opponents!  In a tournament game, the younger and lower rated players have a tremendous advantage.  They have everything to loose and must play accurately.  You will be taught how to get positions that offer you no chance of loosing and every chance that your opponent will make errors.  This course is designed for players that feel they need 300, 400, 500, even 600 points over their next 8-12 tournaments.  We will identify your style, strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes.  From here the mechanics of true opening preparation will begin.  Memorizing opening moves is not opening preparation and it’s the slowest way to learn a system.  When we share with you the secrets we’ve learned from following world champion and grandmaster advice, you’ll learn 2 or 3 openings easier and faster than other people are learning just 1!  If you want to really understand what opening preparation is all about, this camp is a must!   The total cost for this camp is just $295.00
Please register early.  We are offering multi camp discounts.  We also have a family discount plan.  If you have questions, please contact Mike Callaham @804-426-6058 or waterman2010kir@aol.com.  Camps will be held at 607 Wicham Streeet, Richmond!