2020 INSTRUCTORS

  • Earned the GM title at age 15 (second youngest GM in the world at that time)

  • Second place in the 2013 U.S. Championship

  • Trainer of GM Fabiano Caruana in the 2018 World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen

  • Head coach at Saint Louis University chess team

Grandmaster

  • Camp Instructor since 2018

  • Peak USCF rating 2652, peak FIDE 2586

  • 2020 Hastings Congress Champion, 2005 World Open Champion, 2012 Philadelphia Open Champion, 2015 New Jersey Open Champion

  • Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science from Univ. Texas at Dallas

JOEL BANAWA

  • Camp Instructor since 2016

  • Peak USCF rating 2521, peak FIDE 2404

  • Coach of several national and state champions

FIDE Master, FIDE Trainer, Camp Director

  • 1988 Denker Tournament of High School Champions Co-Winner

  • Peak USCF rating 2447, peak FIDE 2378

  • 3 International Master norms

  • Coach of Catalina Foothills High School team, who won 9 national championships

  • Former coach of GM Tal Shaked

  • Camp Instructor since 2010

  • Peak USCF rating 2665, Peak FIDE 2546

  • Coach of GM Levon Aronian, GM Steven Zierk, GM Kayden Troff, IM Annie Wang, IM Alex Costello, US Women's Olympiad Team, World Youth & National Champions

  • Studied under World Champion Tigran Petrosian

 

DANIEL NARODITSKY

Grandmaster

  • Camp Instructor since 2017

  • Current #12 in the US

  • Peak USCF rating 2733, Peak FIDE 2647

  • World Youth Under 12 Champion

  • Two time chess author and columnist for Chess Life Magazine

  • Graduate of Stanford University

  • Charlotte Chess Center Resident Grandmaster

ARUN PRASAD

Grandmaster

  • Camp Instructor since 2019

  • Peak USCF rating 2690, peak FIDE 2570

  • 2004 Asian U16 Champion, 2004 Asian Junior Champion, 2009 Scottish Champion

  • Coach of youngest International Master in the world, Abhimanyu Mishra

2019 INSTRUCTORS

JOHN BARTHOLOMEW

International Master

  • Camp Instructor since 2012

  • Peak USCF rating 2576, peak FIDE 2477

  • 2002 National High School Champion

  • One GM norm

  • Graduate of Univ. Texas at Dallas

  • Co-founder of Chessable

ROBBY ADAMSON

International Master

MAGESH PANCHANATHAN

ALEJANDRO RAMIREZ

Grandmaster

Grandmaster & FIDE Senior Trainer

MELIK KHACHIYAN

PAST INSTRUCTORS

GM Robert Hess
GM Larry Christiansen
GM Josh Friedel
GM Gregory Kaidanov
GM Mackenzie Molner
GM Alex Onischuk
GM Alejandro Ramirez
GM Yury Shulman
GM Julio Sadorra
GM Alex Yermolinsky
IM Danny Rensch
IM Mark Ginsburg
IM Levon Altounian
FM Ken Larsen
NM Leo Martinez

 

Camp Director: Robby Adamson

(520) 577-6799

6230 N Calle Del Halcon, Tucson, AZ 85718

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