Instructors


IM-Elect Robby Adamson

Camp Years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Residence: Tucson, Arizona

Chess Highlights:
Individual and Team Winner of 2 National Champs, and Denker Tournament of Champions

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IM Levon Altounian

Camp Years: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Residence: Tucson, Arizona

Chess Highlights:
2001 North American Open, 1993 Armenian Junior Championship

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IM-Elect Joel Banawa

Camp Years: 2016

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IM John Bartholomew

Camp Years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Residence: Eagan, Minnesota

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GM Larry Christiansen

Camp Years: 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005

Residence: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Chess Highlights:
2009 U.S. Senior Champion, 2002 U.S. Champion, 1983 U.S. Champion, 1980 U.S. Champion, 2001 Canadian Open Chess Championship

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GM Josh Friedel

Camp Years: 2013, 2012

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IM Mark Ginsburg

Camp Years: 2006, 2005, 2004

Residence: Tucson, Arizona

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GM Robert Hess

Camp Years: 2016

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GM Alexander Ipatov

Camp Years: 2016, 2015

Residence: Turkey

Chess Highlights:
2012 World Junior Champion

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GM Gregory Kaidanov

Camp Years: 2008, 2007

Residence: Lexington, Kentucky

Chess Highlights:
2002 U.S. Masters winner, 2002 Chicago Open Winner, 1992 World Open Winner, 1992 U.S. Open Winner

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GM Melik Khachiyan

Camp Years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010

Residence: Glendale, California

Chess Highlights:
Frank K. Berry 2007 U.S. Championship, tied for first in the 2006 American Open, 1997 World Team Championship: Bronze (Armenia)

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FM Ken Larsen

Camp Years: 2007

Residence: Tucson, Arizona

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NM Leo Martinez

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GM Mackenzie Molner

Camp Years: 2013

Residence: Tucson, AZ

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GM Alexander Onischuk

Camp Years: 2009

Residence: Baltimore, Maryland

Chess Highlights:
2009 World Team Championship: Silver (Individual Gold), 2006 U.S. Champion, second in the 2007 Grandmaster Tournament of International Chess Festival Biel

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GM Alejandro Ramirez

Camp Years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2006

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Chess Highlights:
GM at age 15 and IM at age 14

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IM Danny Rensch

Camp Years: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005

Residence: Mesa, Arizona

Chess Highlights:
2004 High School National Champion, 2000 Junior High National Champion, 1998 Elementary National Champion, 6-Time All-American Team

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GM Julio Sadorra

Camp Years: 2016, 2015, 2014

Residence: Dallas, TX

Chess Highlights:
Achieved 2600 FIDE in 2014.

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GM Yuri Shulman

Camp Years: 2008, 2007

Residence: Chicago, Illinois

Chess Highlights:
2009 World Team Championship: Silver, 2008 U.S. Champion, 2006 U.S. Open Championship, tied for first in the 2001 World Open

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GM Alexander Yermolinsky

Camp Years: 2014, 2010, 2009

Residence: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Chess Highlights:
2009 U.S. Open: T-1st, 1999 U.S. Open Champion, 1996 U.S. Champion, 1993 U.S. Champion

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