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Summary: University's Online Youth and Novice Chess Camp offers a world-class chess event you or your child can experience right from home! Our two-day online camp features a simul with FM Dalton Perrine and 10 hours of interactive lectures and game analysis sessions with University's world-class instructors. Camp students will be assigned homework on Saturday which instructors will go over on Sunday. Additionally, our camp includes a live Q&A session for chess parents seeking information about scholastic chess and advice on how to take their kids to the international level in chess.


Camp Schedule:

- This two-day camp runs from September 27th-28th, 2014.

- Camp activity begins at 9:30 AM PDT (Pacific Time, USA) each day and ends at 4:30 PM PDT.

- There's a lunch break from 12:30 PM PDT to 1:30 PM PDT each day.


Target Audience:

- This camp is aimed at all chess players rated below 1200 USCF/FIDE or below 1450 in correspondence chess.

- Camp is designed for youth players (ages 7-14) but there is no age restriction. Lower rated adults will find the camp highly beneficial too!

- There is no lower rating requirement for participating in this camp but students must know the rules and basic principles. Students should also be familiar with algebraic chess notation (e.g. 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 ...) and have experience playing at least 25-50 chess games. Students should be familiar with basic tactics such as forks and pins.


Camp Activities and Lectures:

- 10 hours of live instruction

- One simul open to all students.

- Each student may submit one game for analysis.

- Homework assigned on Saturday; instructors review it on Sunday.

- Q&A session for chess parents regarding youth chess with Kairav Joshi.

- Prizes! :-)


Why University's Online Chess Camps Are Awesome:

We answer your questions, teach you what we feel is best for your chess improvement and give you priceless guidance and insight into how to continue progressing through the chess ranks.

We record all the lectures and game analysis sessions and send you the .mp4 or .flv video recording files so you can revisit the material forever!

We simply bring world-class chess instruction to your doorstep for a low price!

For those who don't take the camp live, the .mp4 and .flv video files will be available for purchase for $50.The live camp students receive the video recordings for free, of course.


Meet the Team:

Camp Organizer and Instructor: Kairav Joshi, President of University.

Special Guest Instructor: GM Mac Molner, 2014 U.S. National Championship Contender.

Instructor: FM Dalton Perrine, Assistant Instructor in University's Gelfand Camp.

Instructor: NM Dane Mattson, Assistant Instructor in University's Gelfand Camp.


Tuition and Registration:

We have extended the pre-registration deadline till September 20th, 2014. Tuition is $75/person if paid by the September 20th, 2014 priority deadline. Tuition for payments made after this deadline is $85.

Payment methods include:

- Money Order or Check

- Credit or Debit Card.

- PayPal.

- Bitcoin.


Sending Payment:

Message GeniusKJ on or send an email to if you would like to pay using a check, money order, or Bitcoin. Checks and money orders should be paid to the order of Kairav Joshi. Message GeniusKJ to get the mailing address for sending the check or money order.

If you want to use your credit/debit card or PayPal balance to pay for the camp, use this link:

If you pay online, please message GeniusKJ on immediately after you send payment and confirm your PayPal email address. Also include your real name and the email address you would like us to use when contacting you during the camp.


Family discounts are available! Contact Kairav Joshi to learn more.


If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our camp, please message camp organizer Kairav Joshi, send an email to, or comment on this post.

Kairav Joshi

I am the Founder and CEO of Chess University LLC, the world's leading online chess academy with its primary website located at

My journey in the chess education world began when I became a #1-selling coach on I later became President of University and started offering "super-premium" services, that went beyond's core offerings.


In summer of 2014, I organized the world's first online chess camp featuring 2012 Vice Wold Chess Champion GM Boris Gelfand.


Towards the end of 2014, I created the Prodigy Program which today is Chess University's flagship offering as well as the world's undisputed #1 chess course. Five-time World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand started teaching in the Prodigy Program in 2016 and has been helping Chess University / revolutionize online chess learning since then. In 2017, 13th World Champion Anatoly Karpov taught a live lesson in the Prodigy Program.


Instructors formally or presently associated with Chess University include: Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 13th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Alexei Shirov, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Erwin l'Ami, IM Mark Dvoretsky, IM Nazi Paikidze, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM Daniel Rensch, IM David Pruess, FM Dalton Perrine, FM Elliott Liu, FM Arne Jochens, Kairav Joshi, and many others. 

Join the Chess University group if you are interested in learning chess from the best!


Visit to learn about our courses and other services.


Outside the chess world, I am also an educational entrepreneur with interests in bringing top STEM education to schools around the world.


Outside of my present career, the subject that interests me most is astrophysics. I've studied the orbital dynamics of our solar system in the past and enjoy reading about the latest research done to find exoplanets.


I love working and partnering with great people and great businesses. Contact me if you'd like to improve at chess or work together on something else!



Kairav Joshi

President and CEO

Chess University LLC

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