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Pawn Chains and Endgames is our most advanced camp from a chess perspective. As chess master Stephan Gerzadowicz famously said “Openings teach you openings. Endgames teach you chess!” Your daughter's technical skill and confidence in the game will greatly improve during this week-long camp, soon she’ll be teaching you!
She’ll also have the chance to play in casual tournaments in GBC PLAYLAND! against other young chess enthusiasts, as well as take part in our empowerment and movement sessions.
Pawn Chains and Endgames, like all of our camps, takes a holistic approach to improve your daughter’s confidence and critical thinking through chess. We’re here to help facilitate her making smart moves on and off the board.
Morning camp - 9:00am - 12:30 pm EST
July 5 – 9
July 12 – 6
July 19 – 23
July 26 – 30
9:00 - 9:30 am Yoga
9:30 - 9:45 am Question of the Day
9:45 - 10:45 am (See description of classes below)
10:45 - 11:30 am GBC Empower Hour - activities around empowerment and self-esteem.
11:30 - 12:15 pm PLAYLAND! Girls play online games against one another
12:15 - 12:30 pm Debrief and Daily Puzzle
Description of Classes
Monday | "Pawn structure if the framework that shows the pieces where to go." During this lesson, you will get to know the 3 pawn structures that are weak: isolated, backward and doubled. We will review some tips and examples of what to do when you have these pawns and when you are playing against them
Tuesday | We will learn about two good kinds of pawns; connected and passed. we will review some positions and learn what to do depending on the strong pawn that we have.
Wednesday| In this class, we see how the kings can fight for themselves when only the pawns are left. We will learn the definition of opposition and outflanking and how to apply them in your endgames.
Thursday| In this class, we look at endings with king and pawn against a lone king. We will learn the best way to defend when you are behind and how to win if you are the one who is leading.
Friday| We learn the importance of the king in the endgame and see examples of how he becomes not only the most important but also the most powerful piece that can help you to win in the endgameVisit website to register
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