Summer Chess Academy for Talented Youth

Cheshire Academy, 10 Main St, Cheshire, CT 06410

Advanced Training Program with Star – studded coaching staff


Sessions I & II:  July 5 – 9  &  July 10 – 14

Open to Students rated 1900+

Exceptional Coaching Line-up

Overview: Chess instruction with distinguished Coaches Chess intensive schedule Small groups  Instructional Tennis / Recreational Soccer & Kickball   Medical Service Low student to faculty ratio Residential: ages 10 – 17; Commuter: ages 8+

Location: Located in Central New England, Cheshire Academy is within driving distance to both New York City and Boston, and is close to multiple international airports


GM Lev Psakhis coached the Polgar sisters and helped Zsuzsa Polgar to become the Women World Champion and Judit Polgar to win matches against the former world champions Spassky and Karpov in ‘93 and ‘98.
– Other notable students trained by Coach Psakhis in their junior years and beyond include GM Daniel Naroditsky, GM Maxim Rodshtein (2700), GM Emil Sutovsky (2700), GM Negi
– In recent years GM Psakhis coached some of the strongest Indian chess players – including Sashikiran, Harikrishna, Harika, Aravind, and Pragnanandhaa, while also serving as the Head Coach for the Indian National Team.
– GM Lev Psakhis took part in seven Chess Olympiads and is a two-time USSR National co-champion (A. Belyavsky –‘80, and Garry Kasparov – ‘81); First prize winner of dozens of international tournaments;


GM Yury Shulman 
– The Head Coach for the Men’s National Team USA 2012-2013 and Women’s National Team USA ’06 & ’14
– GM Shulman also seconded the world renowned players like Boris Gelfand and Zsuzsa Polgar
– Among a number of top juniors coached by Coach Shulman, Kesav Viswanadha earned his IM title at the age of 15 and won the NA Youth Championship in 2014 and NA Junior Championship in 2015
– GM Shulman is a National US Champion ’08 and Co-Champion ’10-11; as a member of the National Team USA he won a bronze medal at the Chess Olympiad ’08 and silver at the World Team Championship 2010


GM Gennady Sagalchik – Head Coach

High Profile Master Classes:
GM Boris Gelfand, 6-time world championship candidate and former vice world champion, the winner of the 2009 World Cup and 2011 Candidates tournament
GM Ilya Smirin the author of the highly acclaimed “King’s Indian Warfare”
Once, the highest USCF rated player and 2700+ ELO at his pick, GM Smirin has claimed the top honors in most of the US Major including World Open, New York Open, National Open, Chicago Open and others
Other high profile Master Class instructors TBA

Sample Daily Schedule:

7:45 – 8:25   Breakfast                  8:30 – 10:30   Lesson
10:35 – 11:35 Tennis                    11:45 – 12:15   Blitz
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch                        1:15 – 2:45 Lesson
3:00-4:00 Endgame Training        4:00 – 4:45 Soccer
5:00 – 5:45 Calculation Training    5:45 – 6:30 Dinner
6:45 – 8:15    Lesson                      8:30 – 9:30 Free Time
9:30 – 10:00 Showers                    10:00 – Lights out

Tuition* per Session 
Residential ages 10&up (room & board on campus) $1,325 - by 3/31, $1,425 - by 5/15, $1,525 - thereafter

Commuter ages 8&up (lunch is included) $940 - by 3/31; $1,040 - by 5/15; $1,240 – thereafter
    * Additional 10% Sibling Discount Available
  * Prior Day Arrival / Next Day AM Departure: $75
    Linens: Bring Your Own / Weekly rental available at $35 per set

Additional Resources:
Cheshire Academy
Set in historic Cheshire, Connecticut, this 104-acre campus provides the ideal setting
Dining Hall:

By Car: New Haven train station – 25min;
Bradley International Airport, Hartford CT – 45min;
JFK/LaGuardia/Newark: 1hr 45min – 2hrs; Boston – 2hrs;
To assist with travel arrangements, Cheshire Academy have coordinated with Limousines Plus located in Wolcott: 203-272-7712 or
Other local companies: Metropolitan Livery – 203-444-4444,
Exclusive Car Service, Inc. – 877-695-4665,
-Please Note: arranging a round trip fare could offer a significant discount

Nearby Hotels
The Courtyard Marriott in Wallingford – 7mi

Americas Best Value Inn Cheshire/Meriden – 2mi

For more information:; (516) 225-0600