Chess Camps

Make Your Move at Chess Camp

Improve your chess skills, learn chess from the very best players in the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) area.

UTRGV-Chess has a team of very experienced chess masters who were prepared by the best chess coaches in the world. Our grandmasters and international masters are highly recognized in the nation, and they are willing to share their knowledge with the RGV community. Our program offers chess instruction at all levels. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and make a “move” to boost your tournament performance.

Learn from national champions. Chess tournaments with prizes for all levels


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Drop-off and pick-up location:

Cortez Hall 118 

drop-off location at Cortez Hall 118  at Brownsville Campus 

Date and Time:

July 15-19, 2019

Every day from 1 to 5 pm 


UTRGV, Brownsville Campus 


  • GM Alex Mista - Chess Program Manager (USCF: 2688)
  • GM Vladimir Belous - Back to Back National Champion (USCF 2621) 
  • NM Oziel Juarez - UTRGV Chess Team member (USCF 2216) 


  • Chess Instruction with National Champions 
  • Simul with a Grandmaster 
  • Chess Problem Solving Contest 
  • Chess Tournaments with prizes for different levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced 


  • Vouchers for individual chess instruction with GM Alex Mista 
  • Chess boards with autographs of all UTRGV Chess Team members


  • Early Birds - $150 (registered by July 1st)
  • $180 - registered after July 1st
  • Siblings - $100 (registered by July 1st)
  • $120 - registered after July 1st

For more information or special accommodations contact: or call (956) 882-5761 

UTRGV Chess Program