KCF announces summer youth camp in Europe

by Kasparov Chess Foundation
5/23/2018 – PRESS RELEASE - The Kasparov Chess Foundation, European Chess Union and the European Chess Academy are launching a summer camp in Slovenia this July. Find out who's eligible and how to register. The deadline is June 30th.

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Cultivating chess talent

The Kasparov Chess Foundation is pleased to announce the joint chess camp between the KCF, European Chess Union and the European Chess Academy.

Attendees will have the opportunity train alongside some of the top youth from around the World, being taught by elite coaches. The camp is currently open for everybody, with different groups being created after the registration deadline for level coaching.

This camp will be held in Maribor, Slovenia from July 23rd to July 28th.

Maribor is the second largest city in Slovenia and was the European Capital of Culture in 2012 

Special invitations will go out to the European Youth Champions of 2017, the best players from the KCF, and the Slovenian National Champions.

Candidates who applied to the Young Stars program from all over the world will have the opportunity to study alongside the best European youngsters. Some of them will receive an invitation to participate in the norm tournaments which will start immediately following the camp's conclusion.

Stellar coaching

Campers will receive instruction from:

  • Arshak Petrosian: Coach of Peter Leko and the 3-time Olympic Gold Medal Armenian National Team
  • Alexandr Beliavsky: Coach of Garry Kasparov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Morozevich, Muzychuk sisters, among others
  • Adrian Mikhalchishin: Coach of Anatoly Karpov, Polgar sisters, Maya Chiburdanidze, among others
  • Vladimir Grabinsky: Coach of top Ukrainian players, including Volokitin and Kryvoruchko
  • Olexandr Sulypa: Coach of Vasily Ivanchuk and the Ukrainian Team

The camp will be taught in English, Slovenian and Russian, as well as German and French (if necessary).

The fee is 150 Euros or 50 Euros for a single day. It includes all chess, fun and sports programs, t-shirt for every participant, finger food and drinks during breaks, and copies of the material taught.

For more information, visit european-chessacademy.com or download the camp flyer.

Registration deadline: June 30th

Tournament opportunities

Additionally, camp attendees will be welcome to participate in the 21st Pirc Memorial to be held after the camp (July 30th – August 5th)

ZSK Closed

ZSK Open

For additional questions and registration please e-mail:


Phone: 00386 40 834 432

Or download the flyer


The vision of the Kasparov Chess Foundation is primarily to use the many benefits of chess to help children worldwide. KCF does this through a variety of different programs, which you can find at KasparovChessFoundation.org


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