November 15, 2018

President's Week Chess Camp,

February 19-22, 2019


A different chess camp, combining a 4-day Power-packed Immersive Chess Pogram and Water Park Resort Vacation in the heart of Orlando, Fl tourist area.


Open to K-12 participants. Groups will be formed by rating


Chief instructors are GM Lars Bo Hansen and WIM Jen Hansen.


Levels 2000+ (or participants with recent Expert level performance) are very welcome!


Registration is open ...

World Cadets Championship 2018 U10


Bach drew his last game at the U10 World Cadet today and finished with a respectable result of 7.5/11 in his first World Championship!  


He shared 15-24th place in the final standings among 201 participants. The competition in the top was fierce, impossible to even imagine for a by-stander.


Most participants at such an event work with coaches either on site or online. Now that the Championship is over we can safely disclose that we (Jen and Lars) worked with Bach from afar to help him with his preparations for each game.


This was not always easy (read full article ...)

Andrew Xing wins Autumn Open U1700 - Amy Xing is 2nd


Andrew Xing got his long-expected breakthrough at Autumn Open in Orlando, winning the U1700 section with almost perfect score.


Andrew started with 4/4 wins, defeating his opponents with great confidence. In the last round he faced his sister Amy Xing who also had an amazing tournament and finished on a clear 2nd place. Congratulations guys!

Final standings ...

Bach with 2350 performance at Florida State Ch.

Bach played his best tournament so far, reaching a decent 2350 performance at Florida State Championship!

Playing in the top section, Bach started out by defeating a 2249 opponent, and then continued the solid play throughout the tournament. The crown of Bach's performance was his draw against GM Finegold (2567) in the final round.

Ten year old Bach is no upstart in chess. He is already a serious player, and he showed some vast potential already in July, winning the U2100 Southern Open.

Congratulations Bach! Final standings ...

Master Chess Workshops in photos

Master Chess Classes and Camps


By request from parents, we are planning a few small-number / high level chess classes and camps in Orlando, FL. Levels 1800-2000 and 2000-2200.


General topics within Strategy, Dynamics, Calculation techniques will be adjusted to the needs and levels of participating campers.


All participants will have one-to-one time with a coach to for individual assessment of strengths, weaknesses, and most immediate goals for improvement.


One-day and two-days day camps will be available. Details will be updated soon.

Central Florida Chess Summit

Lars and I (Jen) had the honor to host the First Central Florida Chess Summit with representatives from all major chess organizations and clubs in the area.

The idea behind the Summit was simply to work as a team, collecting the expertise of all participants with the purpose of promoting chess and its enormous benefits to all age groups in Orlando area.

The Summit was just the first step. Details about our work

will be published soon on Central Florida Chess site. Keep updated on https://www.centralflchess.org/