Cheras Chess Academy 
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20th Kids for Chess Camp 
29 & 30 November 2016
Cheras Chess Academy
(Collin Madhavan FT)
(Kuala Lumpur)  

The 20th Kids for Chess Camp 2016 took place on 29 & 30 November 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 Instructor Olivia Madhavan, 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 are all very qualified, capable, children friendly, very responsive to the needs of the children 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. 

Memory exercises

Hahaha, this training is so funny. 

Coach Olivia teaching the finer points of endgame play

Coach Doris 

Having a lot of fun at the chess camp. 

Two happy and promising chess players. 

Coach Collin in session

Memory exercises for players

Making friends at the camp

Coach Karen explaining the moves

Hmmm, what am I to play? 

Coming girl. 

Little Wong

Looking out for mistakes and good moves by the players. 

Watching a tense game

Bob and Doris during a session. 

Genkes stressing a point.

Coaches taking a break after day 1. 

Coaches taking a break after day 1. 

Anyone knows the answer? 

Eddy and Genkes conducting a lesson. 

Coach Kumaressan assisted the Lower Intermediate category

Coach Collin explaining the concept King safety. Little Kim Cheung assisted

In deep concentration

Daren in deep thought.

Winners of the Higher Intermediate category

3 Lees in a row: from left, Yu Heng, Fueh Cheong and Jared

The Wong siblings 

Nazmi (right) and Zheng De beside him  

Coach Olivia on endgames. 

The Pheng siblings in the training tournament

The Pheng siblings (left and centre) 

3 smiles in a row: Kim Cheung, Yee Tong and Shun Loong: 

Winners of the Beginners categories B1 & B2 

Winners of the Lower Intermediate L1 category

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