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The opening phase of a chess game is both critically important, and vastly complex. As the game starts, the players define the battle lines, choose their initial strategies, and engage the enemy forces. They are also often overwhelmed by the sheer number of possible lines. (After only three or four moves, the possible combinations of White and Black moves is well into the millions!) How do you find your way through this maze of moves and counter-moves? How do you work effectively with opening books and online resources? Winter Camp 2017 goes "behind the scenes" to explore the principles and techniques masters use to make sense of this confusing, but critical initial phase of a game. These same principles and techniques can win games for you, too! Winter Camp 2017 is a workshop for improving your practical results through extensive "hands-on" training with puzzles, exercise positions to play out, and formal competition.
The Chess Odyssey camp program has developed over 20 years and 192 camps, Mornings are mostly devoted to group learning, small group coaching, skill building exercises, and individual interaction with our staff. Afternoons are spent practicing and refining skills and understanding in formal and recreational play. Campers are divided into study groups based on their age and experience. Some of our students are state champions (we’ve trained 95 of them); others are figuring out how the pieces move. We treasure each and every one of them. Happy, excited kids having fun learning a great game with their friends is what we are all about.
Please contact Chess Odyssey office if you have any questions.