Chess Pieces

Chess During COVID-19

  • Session 1 - Beginner Level: Fundamentals of Chess - July 19th - 23rd from 2 to 3 PM EST

  •  Session 2 - Medium Level: Advanced Concepts of Chess - July 19th - 23rd from 3:30 to 4:30 PM EST


MY Goal

My goal is to help creative minds explore the realm of chess, and support people in need due to the current pandemic. The proceeds of the camp will be split equally with the Allentown Rescue Mission and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps. The Allentown Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that helps people who are less fortunate. And the Cetronia Ambulance Corps provides quick ambulance care to residents in the Lehigh Valley.


This course is designed to teach the fundamentals to intermediate chess skills. Each student will learn all of the skills shown above, and they will actively demonstrate the skills in their chess games. 

Black Chess Pieces

Explore the Pieces

Judge and Gavel

Learn the Rules

Image by Giorgio Trovato

Master Checkmate

Missing Piece

Find Patterns


Calculate Moves


How it Works

  • Choose one of the sessions of chess classes (held on Zoom) during registration 

    • Session 1 - Beginner Level: Fundamentals of Chess from 2 to 3 PM EST

    • Session 2 - Medium Level: Advanced Concepts of Chess from 3:30 to 4:30 PM EST 

  • The classes start on Monday, July 19th & will conclude on Friday, July 23rd 

  • The cost of the course is $60 per student. All of the profits will be donated to the Allentown Rescue Mission and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps.

  • The students should be from 2nd grade to 9th grade.

  • To register click on the registration section of the website and choose the session that best suits the chess player.

  • Homework and optional extra assignments will be given after each class.

  • We will be using a website called As a benefit to help the students learn chess, I will be funding a 1-month membership on

  • Registrations are limited to 6 students per session, so everyone can participate. Be sure to register quickly, as spots are limited!

  • I have already run 1 chess summer camp last year and I am going to continue more sessions in the future.


Class Schedule

Introduction/Review - 10 minutes
  • On the first day, we will introduce ourselves, and I will show the tools that we will use during this time. 
  •  The other days, the first ten minutes will be a recap of the homework.
Main body of class - 50 minutes
  • Each student will learn the important skills to excel at chess.
  • I recommend that each student has a snack with them. Chess is very mind-stimulating and glucose energy is helpful. 

Outside of Class

  • The homework that will be provided after class will help reinforce what is learned. As mentioned, we will go over the homework at the beginning of the next day as part of the following class.
  • It is also recommended to go above and beyond and do the extra assignments, if students have time. This will help them excel and understand concepts further. 

Register Now

To register, click on the session you would like to register for and go through the registration process. In the link, you will need to pay $60 which will be split to the Allentown Rescue Mission and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps. ​A week before the camp starts, I will email the zoom and class details to the email you provide in the registration process.

If you have any questions contact me:



In the 2019-2020 summer, I ran the same chess camp. I taught 12 bright students and was able to donate $600 to the Allentown Rescue Mission. See what the students and their parents have to say about this summer camp.

Video of Past Camp

Bennett Cook

“I loved all this. Anish was a good teacher and hope to do it again.” 




Three-time PA State Scholastic Chess Champion


Won several awards at various tournaments


US Chess rating of 1800+


Playing chess for 6+ years

Taught 40+ students at elementary school

About Me

State Champ
State Champ

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Playing at club
Playing at club

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Chess club trophy
Chess club trophy

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State Champ
State Champ

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Hi! My name is Anish Pallod. I am an incoming 8th grader at Springhouse Middle School in Pennsylvania and I love chess! I have been playing chess for 6 years and gone to many tournaments in the tri-state area. At PA State Scholastic Championship, I have been a state champion for three years in a row. Also, I taught students chess principles in an after-school-club at an elementary school in my school district. I really love playing and teaching chess. It is a great mind exercise and excellent hobby for life. I am excited to teach other students during this difficult time and see how much they grow and learn! When I'm not playing chess or reading books, I like to do other activities like solving Rubik's cubes and competitive bicycling.