The 2018 Girls Breakthrough Chess Camp is hosted by Chess Girls DC. Chess Girls DC was launched in response to scientific evidence that self -confidence plays a tremendous role in a girl’s approach to course work that requires higher level thinking skills and challenging circumstances. Scientific studies show that, confidence in one’s abilities has a significant impact on learning and performance on many levels. Self-belief about one’s ability determines how well students motivate themselves and persevere in the face of difficulty.
Chess Girls DC is a nonprofit organization created to provide a space for all girls to play Chess and Thrive.
On the anniversary of our 5th year, Chess Girls DC is most proud of it’s relentless success to identify resources to assist girls with travel to compete in national tournaments and professional coaching to elevate their tournament performance.
All proceeds from the 2018 girls chess camp will support the 2019 Annual Girls Mid Atlantic Regional Chess Tournament in Washington, DC. Please register today !
Sabina Foisor is a Woman Grandmaster with two International Master norms (currently FIDE 2369, USCF 2421). She has represented the United States at four consecutive Chess Olympiads (2010-2016) and three World Team Chess Championships (2013, 2015, 2017). Sabina says her most prestigious achievement as a chess player is winning the 2017 US Women's Chess Championship. Sabina holds a Masters of Arts in Intercultural Communications from University of Maryland.
She is fluent in Romanian, French, English and Spanish, Intermediate in Russian and Italian. As a professional chess player, she instructs chess players of different levels. Her coaching philosophy is based on sharing her experiences from the beginning of her chess career with every high and low until today. She is very dedicated and passionate about sharing her chess experiences with others. That is mirrored in her teaching.
David Bennett is an actively competing National Master & International (FIDE) titled Candidate Master, currently ranked #3 in Washington, D.C. and top 1% in nation (USCF 2246, Oct. 2017). A Los Angeles, California native, David has played chess competitively for over 15 years. He studied History and Political Science at the University of Michigan and completed a dual master's degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning at the University of Southern California. He is a VIRTUS certified instructor, which requires one of the most rigorous background checks and a training to ensure a safe environment for youth.
David takes a holistic approach focused on the importance of deep strategic/positional understanding, and patience. Using a flexible, dynamic playing approach combined with a powerful thinking technique he instructs the student to effectively dissect and understand any position in order to consistently play strong moves. He is fluent in Spanish. David tailors his approach based on the student’s goals.
Sign up to hear from us about the Girls Mid Atlantic Regional tournament, October 20, 2018.
Chess Girls DC is a place where girls intellectually challenge the world.