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Thu, Oct 19


St. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room)

Fall Break Chess Camp!

A two-day, 9am-12pm, workshop focused on mastering three dozen basic checkmating patterns (with recreation time!)

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Fall Break Chess Camp!
Fall Break Chess Camp!

Time & Location

Oct 19, 2023, 9:00 AM – Oct 20, 2023, 12:00 PM

St. Thomas Aquinas School (Bethany Room), 4600 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA

About The Event

Time to learn your checkmating patterns!  Kids in 2nd-7th grade who know how the chess pieces move and want to begin to unveil the beauty of the game at the next level are welcome to sign up!

Coach Mike Chapuran (a USCF-certified chess coach and tournament director, and founder of Indy Chess) will provide a limit of 18 students all of the following:

  • Presentation of 36 of the most seen checkmating patterns in chess (e.g., Anastassia's mate, Smothered mate, Arabian mate, Morphy's mate, and more!);
  • Worksheets to practice the checkmates;
  • Flashcards for each student to do peer review (and take home!);
  • Recreation breaks in the gym or playground with Scatterball, Gaga, and more;
  • Casual chess play and organized games;
  • Mid-morning snacks.

Note: If your child already has a USCF rating, this camp is probably best designed for kids who are under 1200.

Before Care is available as early as 8:00am for additional fee of $10/day/child (to be billed at end of camp).  Coach Chap will play chess against all kids that sign up for before care, so it is extra practice!

Questions?  Email Mike at  We hope to provide a great experience for your child(ren)!

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