My name is Chris Torres and I am so excited to welcome you to Daily Chess Musings free online Summer Chess camp! Together we are going to have an incredible time and I can hardly wait to share my favorite chess lessons, analyze your games, play chess, award prizes, and learn with you all week on DailyChessMusings.com, YouTube.com, and chess.com. Meeting new friends, greeting old friends, and having fun while improving at chess is the plan for the week. As we explore the game of chess, we will discover that no matter who we are or where we are from, we all share a common love for the Royal game.
Whether you are a returning student or this is your first adventure with me, I know you will learn new skills and greater appreciate the beauty of chess. Before you start your chess adventure, here are a few helpful hints about what to expect for this amazing week, and of course there will be a few chess related surprises to enjoy as well.
First, go to the Daily Chess Musings YouTube Page at 12:30 pm each day to watch our daily meeting. Upon arrival you should make sure you are subscribed to the channel and that your notifications are turned so you do not miss any important updates, new material or live broadcasts.
Next, you will go to DailyChessMusings.com to view your daily assignments in your assigned group (A-N). All groups will start each day with a quick lesson and a quiz followed by some game time on chess.com. For each correct answer on the quiz you will receive 1 point.
When you login to chess.com, make sure you are a member of the Daily Chess Musings Club. Be sure you go to enter the daily group tournament. The round starts at 1:00, so make sure you click the link that is included in your daily assignment before then or you will not be paired for that round. If you win your tournament game you will receive 15 points, a draw will count for 10 and a loss will still earn you 5 points. Any games you play outside of the tournament rounds that have a time increment of 15 or more minutes with a zero second delay will get you 1 bonus point until the end of July. Just fill out the Google Form before Monday and let us know how many games you played.
If you played a game that you are proud of, had a question about, or would like me to analyze then you can share your game with me by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not know how to email your game see the blog post with a video here.
As soon as you finish your tournament game, return to DailyChessmusings.com and view your group do your next scheduled assignment, to find a chess problem set to work on, or finish any previous assignments. You will earn one additional point per chess problem answered correctly. While you are working on your assignments, I will be available for questions. I will also be analyzing your chess games in search of interesting student games to feature during and after our camp. If your game is featured on our YouTube channel or DailyChessMusings blog you will be rewarded with 25 additional points!
At the end of the week we will total all the points you earned at camp to determine the winners for each group. So concentrate hard during your lessons, games and problem sets so you can get ahead in the point race. We will go Live on Wednesday 8/1 to announce all the winners.
REMEMBER: Each day at 12:30 pm PDT, I will go live on YouTube, where I will make daily announcements. During the day I may go live as well to make important announcement about any changes to the itinerary so it is very important that everyone is subscribed to our YouTube channel with the notification bell turned on.
Finally, if you have concerns, questions or curiosities during the camp please feel free to email me at DailyChessMusings@gmail.com
And now… Go to DailyChessMusings.com, find your group itinerary and get started!