SUMMER CHESS

Our program helps kids learn and excel at chess through a structured, international chess curriculum that is designed to use chess as a teaching tool for problem-solving, creative thinking and abstract reasoning. 

Chess different Levels Assessment test

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Chess Level 0 2021 Summer Semester (Absolute Beginner)

Overview

 Level 0: Coach Gensay​ 

  1. Introduction to Chess: Rules, board, notation, names of the pieces and moving the bishop rook and queen

  2. Moving the pieces: King, Pawn and Knight

  3. Special moves, point system and Checks

  4. Checkmate Basics: How to do a checkmate

  5. Stalemate Basics: What is it, is it good or not do it

  6. Practice playing and Capturing Pieces

  7. 4 Principles and How to Start a Game

  8. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Principles

  9. Chess Tactics: Forks, Pins and Skewer

  10. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Tactics

  11. Exploiting Position, Winning Material

  12. Review and Applying the Course Knowledge

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Chess Level 1 Prep 2021 Summer Semester (Level 0 of Fall should continue with this level)

Overview

 Level 1 Prep: Coach Gensay​ 

  1. Endgame Tactics

  2. Game Analysis: Tactics Party

  3. Playing against the Coach: Applying Tactics Analysis

  4. Game Analysis: Mastering the Endgame

  5. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Endgame Principles

  6. Preventing Traps

  7. Game Analysis: The Opening Review

  8. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Opening Analysis

Ages 4 +
Bilgen Saczi

With a current rating of above 2150, National Master Bilgen Saczi has represented Turkey in countries such as Georgia, Greece and Bulgaria. He is a frequent competitor at U.S. Congress Championships and even earned the titles of U2000 National Champion in 2015 and U2200 National Champion in 2017.

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Gensay Saczi

Started learning chess at the age of 5 and entered his first regional tournament at 6. Living in Istanbul, Turkey, he gained regional recognition. In his high school years he became the chess champion in Istanbul International Schools Chess Championship for 3 consecutive years. In his time in Millburn High School, for the first time MHS won an award in chess, by becoming second as a team in the New Jersey Chess Varsity tournament. With Bilgen and other two players, they also won the Top High School team title in The U.S . Amateur Team East Chess Championship 46th Anniversary in 2016. 

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Chess Level 2 PREP 2021 Summer Semester (Level 1+ of Fall should continue with this level)

Overview

Level 2: Coach Gensay

  1. Game Analysis: The Evergreen

  2. Playing against the Coach: Applying The Evergreen

  3. Deadly Checkmate Tactics

  4. Game Analysis: Acing the Middle Game

  5. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Middle Game Plan

  6. Removing the Defender: Grand Slam

  7. Polgar’s Crushing Tactic

  8. Playing against the Coach and Applying the Course Knowledge

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Chess Level 3 PREP 2021 Summer Semester 

Overview

Level 3: Coach Gansey

  1. Fisher’s Famous Bishop

  2. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Deadly Bishops

  3. Game Analysis: Acing the Spanish Opening

  4. Running Away from Traps

  5. Playing against the Coach: Applying the Traps

  6. Game Analysis: The Pawn Dance

  7. Deadly Checkmates

  8. Playing against the Coach and Applying the Course Knowledge

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Chess Level 4 PREP 2021 Summer Semester 

Overview

Level 4: Coach Bilgen

  1. Korchnoi’s Trap Puzzle: How to avoid it

  2. Playing games against the coach: Setting the Korchnoi

  3. World Champion game analysis

  4. Kasparov’s Poisonous Pawn

  5. Playing games against the coach: Kasparov’s Plan

  6. Student Game Analysis: Going In-Dept into the Opponent

  7. Queen’s Gambit Game analysis: More Than a TV Show

  8. Applying what we learned into games

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Chess Level 5 PREP 2021 Summer Semester 

Overview

Level 5: Coach Bilgen

  1. Understanding Intermediate moves

  2. Playing games against the coach: Intermediate Move Sequence

  3. Analyzing the Classics

  4. Learning the 25 famous combinations

  5. Playing games against the coach: Finding the Combinations in Plain Sight

  6. Student Game Analysis: Going In-Dept into the Opponent

  7. Learning Fischer’s Game Style: The World Champion

  8. Applying what we learned into games

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Chess Level 6 PREP 2021 Summer Semester 

Overview

Level 6: Coach Bilgen

  1. Understanding Intermediate moves

  2. Playing games against the coach: Intermediate Move Sequence

  3. Analyzing the Classics

  4. Learning the 25 famous combinations

  5. Playing games against the coach: Finding the Combinations in Plain Sight

  6. Student Game Analysis: Going In-Dept into the Opponent

  7. Learning Fischer’s Game Style: The World Champion

  8. Applying what we learned into games

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