Apr 2014
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2014 Metropolitan & ACA Summer Chess Camp

The 2014 Metropolitan Chess & American Chess Academy summer camp will be hosted from July 9th-13th at the Glendale Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles County, USA. This event will see witness World no. 2 GM Levon Aronian.

The brilliant GM will headline as the lead instructor at the event. Aronian will be assisted by a number of many influential coaches, including GM Melikset Khachiyan, GM Dejan Bojkov, IM Andranik Matikozyan, IM Armen Ambartsoumian, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, FM Aviv Friedman and Jay Stallings.

The camp is open to players of all ages and levels. USCF ratings and FIDE ratings if applicable will determine group placement. Attendees are scheduled to  up a section in group 2000+, 1700+, 1400+, 1000+, U1000, can be  adjusted at organizer discretion.


Instructors are scheduled to instruct on specialties, and impart middle-game, opening, endgame, and strategic knowledge.


Organizers have prepared the Hilton Glendale for lodging, the hotel is located in  100 W Glenoaks Blvd, Glendale, CA 91202; $129 per night, single/double, facilities include daily breakfast buffet for two, free wi-fi, and additionally there shall be  free shuttle from/to Burbank Airport.

Simultaneously to the Metropolitan Chess & American Chess Academy summer camp, there will be several exhibitions, Blitz/Quick/Bughouse Tournaments, Evening Activities, and Evaluation with Instructor with Progress Indication.


While Levon is scheduled to spend a majority of his time preparing the top two groups, he will also hold instruction with the bottom groups as well.


The following are selected to be the other instructors:


GM Melikset Khachiyan                                             United States’ Olympiad Coach

GM Dejan Bojkov                                                      Senior FIDE Trainer

IM Armen Ambartsoumian                             United States’ World Youth Coach

IM Andranik Matikozyan                                           United States’ World Youth Coach

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan                              Top 5 US Female Player

FM Aviv Friedman                                         Senior FIDE Trainer

Jay Stallings                                                                Founder and Director of CYCL

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