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19th Kids for Chess Camp 
1& 2 June 2016
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

The 19th Kids for Chess Camp 2016 took place on 1 & 2 June at the International Youth Centre in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Almost a hundred participants took part in the bi-annual Chess camp which was organised by the Cheras Chess Academy. 

  The Chess camp was headed by Fide Trainer & Candidate Master Collin Madhavan who was capably assisted by Fide Trainer Jimmy Liew, Fide Instructor Olivia Madhavan, Fide Instructor Jax Tham, Fide National Instructor Ms Doris Wong, Fide National Instructor Bob Yap, Fide National Instructor Genkeswaran, Fide National Instructor Kumaressan, veteran player/coach Eddy Kwan and a number of very capable chess instructors. The coaches were qualified, children friendly, very responsive to their needs and were very resourceful in finding new ways in teaching theory to the young minds.  

     All teaching material for the Chess Camp were carefully structured to increase the level of knowledge as well as interest in the game. The Camp had 5 levels of Chess (based on playing strength & theory). All participants received their chess notes and certificate of participation. Apart from theory in the opening, middle-game and endgame, the camp also had special sparring sessions for all levels along with 9 separate training tournaments for the different categories where medals were given out the respective winners. 

    Here are some of the photos that were taken at the Kids for Chess Camp. 


The team of coaches 

Participation: Children are encouraged to participate in the training.  

Fide Trainer & International Master Jimmy Liew 
speaking to participants in the Junior Masters section.

Collin (left) testing Mickie on one of her opening lines.

Doris Wong (next to the demo board) explaining how important the King is 
in the endgame. Standing on the right is instructor Mr Krshna. 

FIDE Trainer Collin Madhavan discussing with the Junior Masters 
some of the difficulties that they face in their game. 

Fide Instructor Olivia at the Chess Camp. 
Who is the boy with the mask? 

Theory: Always learning something new at the chess camps. 

Theory: And more theory 

Analysing: working out lines with FT Liew. 

Fun and friendship: Making new chess friends at the camp

Happy: Chee Pang has time to smile to the cameraman! 

Training tournament: For all levels

Cheeky: Sebastian (left) 

Bon Voyage: So long Sofia and Sebastian. 
Will miss you both when you return to Barcelona. 

Sister and brother

Involved: Waiting for the next position to be setup

Training tournament: It's tense

Fide National Instructor Kumaressan (right) explaining 
to the Beginners section. FT Liew looks on.

Making time: Michelle making time to explain to this newcomer. 

Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) category. 

Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L2) category. 

Winners of the Higher Intermediate section. 

Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) category. 

Winners of the Lower Intermediate (L1) category. 

Winners of the Beginners category. 

The Junior Masters category with FT Collin (left), 
Eddy Kwan (2nd from the left) and FT Jimmy Liew (right) 

Selfie: There's always time for a selfie! 

Lunch break

Winners of the Beginners category. 

Winners of the Beginners category. 

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