Online Winter Chess Camp with FIDE Master Rohan Talukdar

Tournament Name

Online Winter Chess Camp with FIDE Master Rohan Talukdar

Tournament Description

We invite you to participate in our online Chess Camp designed for USCF rated 100-1300 and Unrated players which will take place on 12/28, 12/29, 12/30 (3 hours each day in a Zoom meeting) with Fide Master Rohan Talukdar.
The camp will be held over three days with three hours of instruction on each day.

Fide Master (FM) Rohan Talukdar is Canadian chess player that has had a deep passion for the game of chess from the age of 5. He has been consistently ranked among Canada's top rated players for his age group. From 2017 to 2019, he was a 3-time consecutive Canadian Youth Chess Champion and has represented Canada at 5 World Youth Chess Championships and 2 World Youth U16 Chess Olympiads. He is actively working towards becoming an International Master (IM) and has crossed the 2400 ELO barrier along with achieving 2 IM norms. In this camp, he hopes to deliver thought provoking instructional lessons that will allow the participants to improve their overall understanding of the beautiful game of chess.

Camp details by day:

Day 1: The importance of chess openings

First Hour:

· Rohan Introduction and review of what will be learned during the camp on each day and expectations (10 minutes)
· Review 3 common openings and one uncommon opening (20 minutes)
· Common mistakes in the opening (10 minutes)
· Provide puzzles for students to solve in the Zoom meeting and then explain the solution (15 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Second Hour:

· The importance of move order and deciding where to castle (30 minutes).
· Review games that relate to the openings learned (does not have to be high-rated games) (25 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Third hour:

· Explain some of the out-of-the-ordinary openings and how to handle unfamiliar openings (20 minutes)
· Guess the right move against the FM that relates to the openings (10 minutes)
· Play against two random players in the camp (5 + 5 time control) and then analyze the games (30 minutes)

Day 2: The exciting attacking game

First hour:

· Types of attacking like pawn storm, flank attack, central break etc. (30 minutes)
· Successful vs unsuccessful attacks (25 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Second hour:

· How to exploit openings and create a decisive attack (35 minutes).
· Provide puzzles for students to solve in the Zoom meeting and then explain the solution (20 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Third hour:

· Review a famous game that relates to attacking (Tal, Kasparov, etc.) (30 minutes)
· Play against two random players in the camp (5 + 5 time control) and then analyze the game (30 minutes)

Day 3: The endgame explained and how to reach a favorable position

First hour:

· Importance on the endgame and why it needs to be learned (10 minutes)
· Explanation on pawn endgames and king opposition (basics) (10 minutes)
· Review puzzles on pawn endings and king opposition and engage players to guess the best move and then review (15 minutes)

· Explanation on rook endgames (Lucena position and Philidor position) (10 minutes)
· Review puzzles on rook endings and engage players to guess the best move and then review (10 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Second hour:

· The importance of piece domination (30 minutes)
· Engage students by providing a position in your game and challenge them to find the move you made followed by explanation (25 minutes)
· Five-minute break

Third hour:

· Setup a challenging position and have students guess the correct moves followed by explanation (35 minutes)
· Play against two random players in the camp (5 + 5 time control) and then analyze the game (20 minutes)
· Conclusion and wrap up of the camp (5 minutes)

Date

Monday, December 28, 2020 11:00 AM - Wednesday, December 30, 2020 2:00 PM (Central Time)

Location

Online

Category

National, Target: All Ages

Online winter chess camp Section

Description: Online winter chess camp fees: $50 by Friday 12/18th; $60 by Wednesday 12/23rd; after that $70
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Fee: $70.00
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Schedule: Each lesson day would start at 11:00 AM and end at 2:00 PM (Central Time).
Time Control: N/A

Registration Close Date

Monday, December 28, 2020 10:00 AM (Central Time)

Contact Info

Contact Name: Adriel A., Contact Email: support@chessforallonline.com

Tournament Notes

Email will be sent with a Zoom meeting for each camp day. There is a 20% cancellation fee for refunds up to three days before the camp.