2022 Summer Chess Camp

AUGUST 8TH - 12TH:

SESSION 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF CHESS

FROM 2 TO 3 PM EST [FULL]

SESSION 2: FUNDAMENTALS OF CHESS FROM 3:30 TO 4:30 PM EST [FULL]

Continuing since 2020...

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My Goal

Hello my name is Anish Pallod. I am an 8th grade graduate who aims to help creative minds explore the realm of chess, and support people in need. After a grueling pandemic, organizations need support to continue their pursuit of helping society. The goal of this camp is to teach kids chess for one week and donate the proceeds to the Allentown Rescue Mission and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps. The Allentown Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization that helps people who are facing financial difficulty. 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. We will start off by covering the basics that some students may be a little familiar with. From that starting point, we will learn about the stalemate, cover important forced checkmates, and learn about tactics.

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Learn the rules & how the pieces move

Master check, checkmate, and stalemate

Learn the king and queen checkmate as well as the rook roller

Learn about tactics such as hanging pieces and advantageous trades.

 

Important Questions

Who can apply?

Students should be between 2nd to 8th grade. And also should have a desire to learn chess :)

When does the camp take place

  • The students have the opportunity to register for two camps in the registration portal below.

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

    • Session 2 - Beginner Level: Fundamentals of Chess from 3:30 to 4:30 PM EST 

  • The classes start on Monday, August 8th and will conclude on Friday, August 12th.

  • There are 6 students per class. Be sure to register quick as the classes fill up fast!

What materials will the students need?

  • It will take place virtually via zoom so make sure that your student is all setup and familiar with the environment.

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

  • Before the camp starts, I will provide all students with login details along with a membership and sign on instructions. Test the login and learn to navigate the website. We will be using it a lot!

Fees?

  • My mission is to fund raise and support two organizations that have been helping our community.

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

How to contact?

  • If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at pallodanish@gmail.com!

  • We can also talk through phone: (484)-375-5910.

My Qualifications?

I am an avid chess player and have been a PA 3 time state chess champion. I have ran 2 successful chess camps both teaching 12-13 students each (years 2020 & 2021). And I was also one of the teachers of an after school chess club with over 40+ members. I enjoy teaching, and the reward of seeing my students grow!

Ending remarks

I encourage all students have fun and enjoy chess. Even after this camp is done, I will provide resources to help them continue their journey! I can't wait to teach your student!

 
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Schedule

CLASS FORMAT

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. 

  • Subsequently, the first ten minutes will be a recap of the homework, the announcement of students who went above and beyond in doing extra credit work, and then I will answer student questions.

Main Body of the Class

50 MINUTES

  • Each student will learn the important skills to excel at chess.

  • I will show positions, tactics, and make sure the main teaching portion is interactive. I like when students can pitch in and find better moves!

  • I recommend that each student has a snack with them. Chess is very mind-stimulating and glucose energy is helpful :)

Post Class

10 MINUTES

  • This is an optional segment for the students.

  • If they have any questions regarding homework, extra credit, etc. I will answer them. 

 

Register Now

In order to sign up and be a part of the camp, you have to fill out the form for the session you would like to be a part of. The proceeds of session 1 will go to the ambulance corps and the proceeds of session 2 will go to the Allentown Rescue Mission. By clicking the link, you will be redirected to the organization's chess camp donation portals. The portal will ask you to enter your email. This will be used so that I can relay important information such as the zoom link, chesskid login details, and homework assignments! Can't wait to see everyone in the classes! If you have any questions feel free to email me at pallodanish@gmail.com.

 
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Testimonials

 

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

BENNETT COOK

“I loved how Anish taught the chess and hope you can do more chess classes!”

HRIDHAAN KSHIRSAGAR

“I enjoyed learning about chess”

SHIV ALLE

 

Accomplishments

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THREE-TIME PA STATE SCHOLASTIC CHESS CHAMPION

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WON SEVERAL AWARDS AT VARIOUS TOURNAMENTS

USCF 1800+ RATING

TAUGHT 65+ STUDENTS IN THE PAST

 

About Me

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Anish Pallod

8TH GRADER

Hi! My name is Anish Pallod. I am an incoming 9th grader Parkland Highschool in Pennsylvania and I love chess! I have been playing chess for 7 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. I have had experiences in teaching by running two prior chess camps along with teaching 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 programming, you can find me playing tennis at my neighborhood court.