Hello Learners Chess Parents and Friends. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

We are sending a quick reminder today about next week's Spring Break Chess Camp. We have three spots left for morning and/or full day campers and six spots left for afternoon only campers. 

Also, for our current after school program students, it came to our attention that the link to register for the April 2nd team tournament was down for a little while and also was not pointed correctly in our last email about it.
Learners Lost and Found: Have you all lost anything at chess camp? Check our lost and found here before we donate these items to charity. Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4
If you do have items in this lost and found let me know and you can arrange to come by next week to pick it up.
Be a planner and plan your child's attendance in summer chess camp 2017 today!

Summer Chess Camp:

Next Early Bird Discount Deadline: Sign up by Monday, April 3rd at 11:59pm and get $40 off a week of half days and $50 off a week of full days for Summer Chess Camp! 
  • Click here to sign up for a week of more summer chess camp today!
  • Remember, this summer we have two weeks of camp in Rio Rancho, one week in Corrales, and one week in Santa Fe
  • We also have four different weeks of Girls Camp, when girls get a special discount for attending that week. We very much aim to get more girls involved in chess. 
  • Advanced Camp is July 17th-21st!
  • Need-based scholarships are available for summer camp! Sign up first then apply from the link in your confirmation email. 
  • Summer camp is one of the best places for kids to get the most benefits from chess, as the completely immerse themselves in a fun and rewarding week of chess learning.  
  • Studies show that the most benefits from learning chess are had by those kids who are less inclined to be good at it. Your young artistic/performer/athlete student may not ever be a chess champion and that is completely fine with us, especially because they are the students who have the most to gain from learning the chess basics before they go one to other more collaborative and creative pursuits in middle and high school. 

Fun Chess Puzzles! 
As we start to approach summer, we are going to borrow a series of chess puzzles composed by Coach Eddie for his book, Chess Puzzle Learning Levels Volume 1.

This is Coach Eddie's SUMMER series of puzzles. In all of these puzzles, the pieces make the shape of one of the letters in the word SUMMER. Here are the first two with coach Eddie's hints. 
SUMMER! Series #1 (level 3)
White to move and mate in 3.
Hint: all problems in this series are forced mates. 
Click here to see a GIF showing the solution to the S puzzle
SUMMER! Series #2 (Level 1)
White to move and mate in 2.
Hint: all problems in this series are forced mates. 
Click here to see a GIF showing the solution of the U puzzle
  Chess Practice Online!
Learn and Brush Up on The Basics
Here is a link to easy interactive chess exercises for your kids to learn or brush up on the basics .

Both these links come from the free and open sourced chess website, lichess.org. The site is free and has no ads. You can create an account for free and set it to "kid mode" for your kids to play on without you having to constantly monitor.
Support Learners Chess!
Get your Holiday Shopping Started and Support Learners Chess!
  • Shop on AmazonSmile! Use this link to make any purchase you would normally make on amazon and amazon smile will donate 1% of your purchase to Learners Chess Academy!

  • Order Chess Equipment! If you are shopping for chess equipment, you can use this link to purchase any chess equipment at a very reasonable price from Wholesale Chess (sponsors of Learners Without Borders!) and 10% of your purchase will be credited to our account!

  • Go Solar! If you are interested in going solar, you can use this link to schedule a free consultation and if you end up going solar, Learners Chess will receive a $200 donation!

  • Designate Vaya Verde dba Learners Chess Academy as a recipient in your work place giving campaign through United Way
  • Or make a donation to support our need-based scholarship fund and other charitable projects such as Learners Without Borders and the Central NM Team Chess League!
Thank you for reading and staying connected!

-Coach Victor Lopez and the enitre team at Learners Chess
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