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| 2 | For Beginners University taught its online youth and novice chess camp from September 27th-28th, 2014. Chess enthusiasts from around the world gathered online to learn chess from popular University instructors.

Besides learning chess, camp students played in a simul with FM Dalton Perrine and even got the opportunity to compete for prizes such as a 3-month Diamond Membership, a hoodie, and a hat!

We know there are many University members who wanted to attend this camp live but could not due to work or other obligations. As a result, we have made the video recordings and other camp materials available for purchase. Detailed information regarding the instructors and lecture topics is provided below.

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.


Titles of Video Recorded Lectures and Analysis Sessions:

(1) Applying General Principles - Kairav

(2) Critical Squares - Dalton

(3) Maximizing the Power of Pieces - Dane

(4) Tactics and Analyzing Forcing Moves - Kairav

(5) Simul Game Analysis - Dalton

(6) Opening Structures - Dane

(7) Piece Activity in Endgames - Dalton

(8) Thinking Methods and Training Tips - Mac

(9) Student Game Analysis - Dane

(10) Using Facts to Develop Endgame Technique - Kairav


This material is highly suitable for players rated 800-1200 USCF/FIDE or 950-1350 online (correspondence) rating.

Total running time of all the video recordings is over 10 hours!
Camp materials also include a PDF containing homework problems assigned by Dalton and Dane.


Purchasing Video Recordings and Chess Camp Material:

All the camp materials can be purchased for $50. The recorded lectures are either in .mp4 or .flv format, which can be opened using the free VLC player. Students will be able to download these video recordings and store them locally.


Payment Options:

- Money Order or Check

- Credit or Debit Card.

- PayPal.

- Bitcoin.


Click HERE to purchase all the content from University's Online Youth and Novice Chess Camp using PayPal balance or a credit/debit card:

Message GeniusKJ on and indicate your real name and email address after you pay using the PayPal link. We will email you the material within one or two business days.

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If you have any questions, please message camp organizer Kairav Joshi, or comment on this news 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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