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FEBRUARY 22ND MONTHLY CAMP

Join us on February 22nd for the upcoming Monthly Chess camp! Camps are a great way to learn what normal chess clubs and even private lessons cannot cover. The topic this time will be about the balance between ATTACK! and the...

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2013 AZ STATE GRADES RECAP:JAN 12, 2013

AT STATE GRADE CHAMPIONSHIP GILBERT, AZ, JANUARY 12, 2013. 5 ROUNDS Congratulations to all who played! Here is the link to the USCF website with the ratings and placement adjustment. Please note: The exact placement on the USCF...

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Ed Yetman

Ed is known for his charismatic personality and interest in chess on every level.¬† He was a Correspondence Chess Master with a rating of 2300 and is the publisher of the Yetman Brothers’¬†Descriptive Chess Magazine. He is...

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2011 AZ STATE CHAMPIONSHIP/3-WAY TIE

2011 ARIZONA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, November 12-14th, 2010 3-way tie for the State Championship title. This year Arizona Chess Federation experimented with with yet another system to determine the State Champion. Last year it was a...

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Thomas Mathine: 6th Grade AZ State Co-Champion!

Below is an exert from Thomas’s personal experience at the tournament. Great job! Check out the results at the USCF main website: uschess.org. When I woke up on Saturday morning, I was excited. It was January 9 and time...

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Ben Marmont (USCF 2150)

Ben is an Expert chess player attending the University of Arizona. He plays extremely balanced chess, which is very valuable when playing important chess tournaments as well as being a chess coach. Those looking for a coach that...

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Castlehill Country Day School

Instructor: Levon Altounian (2002-present) Assisting instructors: Masters Leo Martinez (2002-2003) and Nirosh Silva (2004-2005) Castlehill Country day School has been one of the most successful Arizona schools for the past...

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St. Gregory College Preparatory

Instructor: Levon Altounian Assistant Instructor: Expert Jonathan Shacter ( 2006-2007 ) Because of the great proximity to Castlehill grounds (practically next door neighbors),  St.Gregory was able to capture the graduating...

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Basis Elementary

Instructor: Levon Altounian Previous Instructors: Josh Leonard, Dallas Elkins Basis Elementary has long had the reputation of one of the best school in Arizona and recently I learned there are also considered to be one of the...

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Steve Ostapuk (USCF 1600)

Since 2000, Steve has mentored chess to over 3,100 students in Phoenix and Tucson. Some of Coach Steve’s students accomplishments have included winning a 2001 Kindergarten Arizona State Championship and over a hundred...

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