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2020 VIRTUAL GM Camp for Students Rated 2100+ 



GM Artur Jussupow will be teaching ICA's 2020 virtual GM Camps for elite students rated 2100+. Registration is Now Open.

GM Jussupow hardly needs an introduction, as he is very well known in the Chess world. Having appeared three times in the semi-finals of the World Championships, and awarded the title of FIDE senior trainer in 2005, Jussupow is unquestionably considered one of the best players and chess coaches that's come along in the last two decades.
With his fierce intellect and charming personality he has always been a favorite among ICA students. 

Not only has Jussupow been second and advisor to both Viswanathan Anand and Peter Leko during their world championship campaigns, he has also played a major role in the preparation of many of today's younger GM’s such as Alexei Alexandrov and Sergei Movsesian.  Artur's excellent understanding of the game can be seen in his collaboration with Mark Dvoretsky and in his books, including the quintessential ‘Petroff Defence’, for which he's acknowledged as a leading authority on the opening.


He's also a noted expert on Lasker Defence of the Queen's Gambit Declined, having contributed many new ideas to an opening that's over one hundred years old.

For the past few months, GM Jussupow has been leading virtual classes at ICA from his home in Germany. He is very excited to still be able to run the Elite Student Summer Camp Program and teach the students via internet from Germany, while sheltering in place.

GM Jussupow utilizes many resources and tools to enhance the students’ experience in his online classes. He includes video lectures, and socialize during his highly focused lessons. 

A computer with a mic and high-speed internet are a requirement for this program.


GM Artur Jussupow

by Sean Finn, ICA KidsOnline Coach

Chess players around the world know Artur Jussupow as a legendary player, and one of the most revered and respected coaches in chess history. If you have ever attended one of Jussupow's classes, you know that he's a funny and gracious teacher who uses his sharp mind and soft-spoken wit to guide students through decisions and thought processes in ways that are as enjoyable as informative.


It was my recent privilege to attend one of his virtual lectures via Zoom. I had first met Jussupow
about 20 years ago, while I was still a student at ICA rather than a coach, and I naturally jumped at the chance to attend his lecture and learn from this great teacher. The hype is real. Jussupow continues to live up to his reputation.  

Jussupow began by analyzing a match between Magnus Carlsen and Boris Gelfand from the 2013 Candidates tournament.  He examined critical moments, and the strategic underpinnings of different approaches, and how Carlsen used tactical ideas to press his positional advantage (as only a master of his class can).


Then Jussupow dove into the mind of Boris Spassky and examined the thought processes behind Spassky's game. He examined certain positions, such as when the pawn structure of one opening resembles another, and its implications.

His class was fully interactive, and students could both privately message Jussupow answers as well as unmute and discuss (and sometimes defend) ideas orally. Students who may have expected to sit quietly with their cameras off and their mics muted during the session realized that was not the case. Throughout the class, everyone was gently nudged and drawn into the conversation.

Gentle but demanding, Jussupow challenges incomplete answers and pushes students to 
evaluate and provide explanations for long, complicated lines.

Jussupow left a powerful impression on me as a camper in my teens, but his class impressed me more now that I am a coach.


To train with GM Jussupow is a unique experience and an incredible opportunity for our ICA students. We are very fortunate to have access to him through ICA!

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