Vellotti's Chess School

Vellotti's Chess School

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  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 6, 2013
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    Our Chess/Fuddruckers/Movie Days offer a great chance for students to improve their chess skills, enjoy a delicious lunch, and then go see a new kid's movie with their chess friends! (SMURFS 2)
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    Daniel VellottiJuly 13, 2013
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    CHESS CAMPERS take a break from their busy fun-filled day to gather together for a group photo. Thank you to all the campers for giving us an amazing week with each and every one of you!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 5, 2013
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    MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES: Students who play chess develop key life skills including increased problem-solving, improved memory, stronger concentration, & better organizational skills. Plus, it's fun!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiDecember 15, 2013
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    Congratulations to all the players in our 2013 "Happy Holidays" Chess Tournament! Players enjoyed pizza, holiday cookies, & a special treat bag to take home. Santa trophies, a raffle, & a lot of fun!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiMay 1, 2014
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    Girl Power! We had a record breaking number of girls playing in our tournament this past weekend. It's been great getting to know all of the terrific students & families through our chess program.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 6, 2012
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    FRIDAY FUN KNIGHT GIVEAWAY! "Like" this post (on Facebook) to be entered into a drawing for a FREE entry to our Friday Fun Knight event! Winner to be posted at 7pm on Nov 8th! It's go time...LIKE!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiJuly 24, 2013
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    It is super-fun for students to play on themed chess sets - the featured set here is "Lord of the Rings"! Can you guess which character is the white King?
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 8, 2014
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    Ellery C. knows that chess helps students with logic, reasoning, following rules, sportsmanship, critical thinking, and concentration. And most of all- IT"S FUN!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 29, 2013
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    "Hi Daniel! My Grandson will take part in your Oct-31st Chess/Lego Camp. He's excited! I really believe that his ability to focus has improved since going to your chess classes. Thanks." - Rosemary T
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiMay 25, 2013
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    Ketchum student, Trent is awesome! At our 5th annual Sun Valley Championship this past weekend, he brought a team from his school. Way to go, Trent, for inspiring your friends to play chess, too!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 5, 2012
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    CONGRATULATIONS, Luke! #1 in America after an incredible performance in LA: http://main.uschess.org/component/option,com_top_players/Itemid,371?op=list&month=1210&f=usa&l=Top+Age+13&h=Top+Age+13
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 30, 2013
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    Busy in Los Angeles! Photo shoots, interview for UCLA magazine (see article link), and Luke playing for the "LA Vibe" Chess Team. http://magazine.ucla.edu/ - http://uschessleague.com/losangeles.php
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 1, 2015
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    Fiona, Zain, and Bodhi- three of the best little chess masters from the UCLA Lab School (formerly Seeds UES), shown here with their coach, Carl Vellotti.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 28, 2012
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    Ivy League schools are VERY big on making sure that students are community service minded. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wcCtq30hZw&feature=plcp
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    Daniel VellottiMarch 13, 2013
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    Spuddy Buddy Fever! The entire Idaho Chess Team is bringing "buddys" to give to their opponents at the SuperNationals. "Like" to wish them good luck for the April, 2013 event! (www.IdahoChessTeam.com)
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 14, 2012
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    STUDENT OF THE MONTH! Annabel shows off her chess skills- proving that girls who love unicorns, and rainbows, and big flowers in their hair can love chess too!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiDecember 23, 2013
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    Our "Shining Star" Student of the Month is Aidan S.! This little boy is super-smart, always teachable, and a good friend to the other students in his weekly Honors Chess Class. Congrats to Aidan!!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 25, 2012
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    CANDY CUP GIVEAWAY! "Like" this post to be entered into a drawing for a FREE chess school mug filled with Halloween candy treats. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Chess-Masters/133399243764
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 7, 2013
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    It's time to enroll in your child's 2013/2014 "Young Chess Masters" Elementary School Program! Simply register here: www.SuccessInChess.com >> Click Elementary tab. New for this year: 25% savings!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiJuly 19, 2013
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    Justin S. - "The Sly Fox" - forked, pinned and skewered his way to the top, pouncing on two state champions to clench the title of "2013 Summer Sizzlin' Chess Champion"! Read more
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    Daniel VellottiApril 23, 2013
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    THANK YOU to the anonymous donor who left us a beautiful Ben's Bells wind chime on our doorstep! Read more about their "Celebration of Kindness" message here: http://bensbells.org/
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 21, 2012
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    New! Northwest Chess Magazine Article by Jeffrey Roland "13-yr-old Luke Harmon-Vellotti has been Idaho’s highest rated player since..." Read more: http://sponsorluke.com/nwchess.pdf
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    Daniel VellottiMay 25, 2014
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    Mikella T. (right) wins BIG at Girl's Championship, winning every match, showing great sportsmanship, and having fun with friends throughout! "LIKE" = Round-of-Applause!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 19, 2013
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    Congrats to our student, Olivia D., for her recent #1 listing as the leader in the national Grand Prix contest for Idaho chess players! Keep up the good work!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 23, 2012
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    WHAT COULD BE BETTER than introducing students to chess? Our highly instructive & fun-packed approach to chess has helped students discover the joys of playing and mastering chess!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiJanuary 19, 2014
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    Conquering in Concord! Luke Harmon-Vellotti is pictured in northern CA with Carmen Pemsler, our long time Vellotti's Chess School student and girl's state champion. Wish them good luck! :)
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 25, 2014
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    Visiting my online chess student, Gabriel E., in person this week in gorgeous beachfront Santa Monica, California! Wish him luck as he looks forward to tough competition at his upcoming tournament.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 19, 2012
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    "Like" this post to be entered into a drawing for FREE entry to our Holiday Chess Tourney + Party! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vellottis-Chess-School/348337945189132?sk=wall
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiJanuary 4, 2013
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    Winter Classic Championship Raffle! "Like" this post & enter into a drawing for a FREE entry! Okay, it's go time...LIKE! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vellottis-Chess-School/348337945189132?sk=wall
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiDecember 12, 2012
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    IDAHO CHESS TEAM Member - Olivia! "Like" to wish her good luck for the SuperNationals in April, 2013! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vellottis-Chess-School/348337945189132?sk=wall
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiApril 4, 2014
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    We have students learning to play and improve their chess skills from all over the country. Here is a great pic of Ronin P. from Dover, Delaware who plays for Holy Cross Chess Team!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiMay 29, 2013
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    All Vellotti's Chess School students like to have FUN! So it's no wonder our motto is "We Make Chess Fun!"
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 2, 2013
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    Chess games in action are like a magnet attracting the smartest students around! Here is an impromptu chess game that drew a crowd on the UCLA campus today in the "bombshelter" (engineering plaza).
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiApril 28, 2013
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    "A teacher is never a giver of truth; he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself." - Bruce Lee
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiJuly 16, 2013
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    Darci D. - aka "The Boy Smasher" - contemplates her attack at the 2013 Summer Sizzlin' Chess Championship! Her terrific performance earned the 3rd place title in our exclusive "Grandmaster Section".
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 2, 2013
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    3 Reasons Why Girls like Vellotti's Chess School: It's Social. - Girls make new friends! It's Challenging. - Girls enjoy problem-solving! It's Fun. - Girls have TONS of fun!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 13, 2013
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    Thank you, Alan. I think you are pretty great, too! "Dear Mr. Vellotti: Thank you for teaching me about chess, and I loved playing with Legos. You are a fun teacher." - Alan G.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 6, 2012
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    "I'M A CHESS GEEK!" says pop super-star Carly Rae Jepsen. Full story here about the singer's chess quest: http://www.sfexaminer.com/entertainment/music/2012/10/call-carly-rae-chess-geek
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 22, 2014
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    A Blast from My Past! To my students: "Yes, I have ALWAYS loved playing and improving my chess just like you"--Coach Daniel Vellotti
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 30, 2014
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    "Griffin made a fine showing representing Adams Elementary - with one other student - he won 2nd place in his division. It was an honor to be invited by Vellotti's Chess School." - Lisa S.
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 12, 2012
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    Thank a Veteran! Our Vellotti's chess student, Tucker, showed his appreciation by building this cool military chess set. http://www.successinchess.com/
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 12, 2013
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    "DAZZLE" CHESS SHIRTS! The students in this program were so happy to get their new shiny, holographic class t-shirts!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiMarch 27, 2013
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    How does are Super-Star student Lillian start her Saturday mornings at 7am? Teaching her younger sister how to play Chess, of course!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 16, 2012
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    This evening, I ran into one of my Little Chess Masters students. He was SO ecstatic to see me: "It's Mr. Vellotti!" I told him that I'd post his picture on online. So, here's to you!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiSeptember 26, 2012
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    "Thanks a lot! You guys help me get better at chess, and have fun doing it. Thank you!" Well...thank YOU Christian - for brightening up my day! :)
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiAugust 17, 2013
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    "Ryder is signed up for the year and excited to continue chess next year! He loves it. Thanks for all you guys do!" - Kirstin B. Read more
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 23, 2012
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    Did You Know? Carmen Pemsler, age 14, is Idaho's #1 ranked female chess player! More at: http://www.successinchess.com/Vellottis_Chess_Champ_Wows_in_Reno.pdf
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiOctober 6, 2012
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    ARE YOU AS SMART AS A 5-YR OLD? Grace was able to quickly discern the checkmate move in this position during her "Young Chess Masters" class last week!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 8, 2012
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    LUKE CELEBRATES his new FIDE Chess Master title with some of the Vellotti's students that are training for the SuperNationals. Luke is the only internationally titled player in Idaho's history!
  • Daniel V.
    Daniel VellottiNovember 16, 2012
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    DID YOU KNOW? We Make Chess Fun for students as young as 3 years old! They're "Little Chess Masters"!
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