Free Online Summer Camps 2022

Note: All points for the three camps will be tabulated in August after the final camp. Prozes will be distributed at that time.

“Children are one third of our population and all of our future.” – Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health 1981

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For over 20 years, my summer chess camps have paved the way for the success of thousands of children regardless of their entry skill level. In one week of training with me your child will gain:

  • The Valuable tools and skills needed to excel as a chess player.
  • An extraordinary chess camp experience with a top-tier chess instructor.
  • The confidence and motivation necessary to surpass their chess goals and fast track improvement.

The three Daily Chess Musings Free Online Summer Chess Camps will be held during the weeks of June 13-17, July 11-15, and August 8-12. During each camp, we will spend SIX HOURS on chess activities per day from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time. Children who participate will receive instruction from:

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FM James Eade

is the Chairman & CEO of the Eade Foundation, chess master, chess administrator, chess tournament organizer, and chess book publisher. He holds the title of FIDE Master. He is best known for the books Chess for Dummies (1996) and The Chess Player’s Bible (2004), both of which have been through several editions and been translated into 8 languages.11 This information was found on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Eade For more information go to: The Eade Foundation

FM Kevin Pan

International Chess Federation (FIDE) Master Kevin Pan is a top 10 ranked 16-year-old in the US. 2018 National Elementary Champion and top 10 finish in 2019/2021 National Scholastic Championships. Captain of school team to represent US in World School Team Tournament as part of Dubai World Expo 2020. 10-time California state champion. Member of US Chess All American Team in 2015 and qualified to represent USA in World Youth Championship many times. Captain and led his school chess team to national team champion in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018! Outside of chess, Kevin is a varsity tennis player and enjoys cooking, writing, programming and playing video games.22 This information was found on: https://www.mission360foru.org/about-us For more information go to: Mission 360 Foundation

FM Eric Li

International Chess Federation (FIDE) Master Eric Yuhan Li has been on the US Chess Federation All-America Chess Team, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022. Led the team and won 3rd place of 2019 US Amateur Team Championship-West. North American Youth Chess Championship, Silver Medalist, 2018. Pan American Youth Chess Championships, Gold Medalist, 2017. Pan American Youth Chess Blitz Championships, Silver Medalist, 2017. California and NJ Grade Champion, 2017, 2015. First place in the 51st Greater NY Scholastic Primary Championship sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation, 2017. Qualified to represent USA in World Youth Championship many times. Achieved NM title at 10 and FM title at 12. FIDE peak rating over 2400 with one IM norm. Chess coach and volunteer for after-school program since 2021. Outside of chess, Eric enjoys boy scout activities, cooking, playing piano, soccer and basketball.3 3 This information was found on: https://www.mission360foru.org/about-us For more information go to: Mission 360 Foundation

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GM Mackenzie Molner

is an American chess grandmaster and chess instructor. Chess coach Michael Khodarkovsky helped Molner develop his competitive chess play. Molner won the Denker Tournament of High School Champions as a sophomore in 2004. He completed his final grandmaster norm in 2013, tying for first in the U.S. Open Chess Championship, held near Madison, Wisconsin that year.4 4 This information was found on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackenzie_Molner For more information go to: GrandMasterMac

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Francisco Anchondo
Attacking Maestro

Francisco regularly competes in chess tournaments in several western states as well as in Mexico. Francisco Anchondo is feared for his tactical bravado at the chess board while loved for his generosity in providing chess lessons to economically disadvantaged children and schools. Outside of chess, Francisco is an advocate for veterans of war and a role model for other Gulf War Vets.5 5 This information was found on: https://dailychessmusings.com/2013/05/30/fremont-summer-chess-camp-2013-preview-3/ For more information go to: Francisco Anchondo

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Lauren Goodkind
Top Chess Author

I’m a well-established chess teacher and chess book author based in the San Francisco bay area. I offer chess services for beginner and intermediate players. I also offer chess books and products too. My puzzles and books are endorsed by top chess professionals, including the 2019 US Women’s Chess Champion! I have been featured on: ChessbaseUS Chess FederationLadies Knight podcastIn Menlo newspaperSparkChessAlmanac newspaper. In August 2021, I won the Meritorious Services Award from the United States Chess Federation.6 6 This information was found on: https://www.chessbylauren.com/ For more information go to: Chess By Lauren

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and me,
CCM Chris Torres

Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as lead multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists. 7 7 This information was found on: https://dailychessmusings.com/about/ For more information: Click a link at the top of the page or see my channels on YouTube or Twitch.

All those who complete the camp will receive a certificate of achievement and lots of special prizes will also be awarded for top performers in different categories.

So what’s the catch? There isn’t one. I just want to give every child the same opportunity to benefit from chess that I had as a child. First go to Chess.com and register a free account. Next register for our free online summer chess camp below. 

If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ post.

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Registration list will be updated starting on 5/15/2022

Please register in advance so I can better serve your children.


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