Summer Chess Camp week 3

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by coach Evelina

The third week of our Summer Chess Camp demonstrated great improvement in the participant’s skills. Most children started the camp as beginners or with basic knowledge of chess and left as good players and excellent puzzle solvers.

Edison, who took home the bronze medal the first week of our chess camp, mused this time: “The trophy is quite heavy!”

Michael evolved from an intuitive player who settles for the first seemingly good move to a tactics master. As we revised before the award ceremony all that we had learned this week, Michael was the one who confidently and accurately fired away answers to coach Domenico’s questions.

by coach Domenico

The average age at this camp was very young, but the kids were the hardest working of all three weeks. They solved many puzzles on their own, behaved excellently, they showed great sportsmanship when losing a game and were very humble with one another the entire time. They all congratulated the winner and the sportsmanship was top notch. Very mature for their age.

Michael had a basic knowledge of the game when he started attending our camp two weeks ago and now he is already able to play for top positions. He picked up everything quickly and he tried his hardest to win. He is a very hard worker.

Edison is an amazingly talented player. Only 6 years of age he won almost every single game this week and his logical skills are outstanding.

Most improved player of the week: Michael

Michael evolved from an intuitive player who settles for the first seemingly good move to a tactics master.

He picked up everything quickly and he tried his hardest to win. He is a very hard worker.


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