Competitive Edge Camp

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Competitive Edge Camp 700 + USCF 
Led by GMs Mark Paragua & Oliver Barbosa

 

A more competitive and sporting environment for Chess players promises to be life changing for those committed to play. While still Chess NYC FUN, this is a serious one, only those committed to successfully competing in the game of Chess should enroll in this more rigorous opportunity. Day to day coaching will be provided by GM's Mark Paragua and Oliver Barbosa with support from a host of other Masters, Candidate Masters and Super Expert Coaches! Exciting special guests stop by too!  A day or week of rigorous coaching, Chess play and social time will prepare everyone to be their very (Chess) best and provide a decided edge on the competition...Beyond any measure of doubt!

 

About GM Mark Paragua:

Mark is a tremendous addition to the Chess NYC Strong Coaching Staff! At the age of 20 Mark became the youngest Filipino Grandmaster of all time! Currently USCF 2622, this achievement makes him a top active player in the United States! Mark also represents the Philippines in International competitions and has established himself as a  team leader for many years!

Mark's humble demeanor and unique approach to competitive chess makes him the perfect GM to join the Chess NYC Community!

2017 boasts one of our strongest Competitive Edge Lineups ever!

 

About GM Oliver Barbosa:

Mark's Colleague joined Chess NYC last year and immediately established himself as a Leader, teaching a brutal game along with a talent for teaching our youngest Players too! Oliver sports a USCF of 2593...and he's underrated!

He too represents the Philippines in International competitions and has established himself as a team leader for many years! Oliver's humble demeanor and unique approach to competitive chess and similar style to Marc, makes him the newest, perfect GM to join the Chess NYC Community! We'll say it again, 2017 boasts one of our strongest Competitive Edge Lineups ever!

 

Location:

 Upper East Side | PS 183, E 67th, York/1st

 Schedule:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 - Settle in, Open Play
  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Lecture and Analysis 
  • 11:30 - 12:30 - Lunch, Station Play, Open Playground, GM Blitz & Analysis 
  • 12:30 - 2:30 - Game Analysis and Lecture
  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Play w/ the Coaches
  • 3:00 - 4:30 - USCF Rated Play (G30, D5) | Ice Cream Trip
  • 4:30 - Free Play, Station Play, Open Playground, Blitz & Analysis 
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