ZugZwang Spring Academy



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ZugZwang®Academy is coming to Kuwait for 2017 spring break with an exciting Wiz-Kid camp introducing a fun way to learn life skills through Chess, Robotics and Problem Solving games. Get SMART while having tons of FUN during the school break! It's an opportunity you don't want to miss!

Chess 101 & 102

The Chess 101 program is for those learning how to play Chess for the very first time. Chess 102 is for those who have obtained previous experience with chess and looking to get more skilled at the game. The topics that we will cover are:


● Basics and Rules
● Opening Goals & Principles
● Understanding Value system
● Attack v/s Defense
● Basics of Tactics
● Positional Understanding
● Checkmate Patterns
● Simplification
● Endgame Tactics

In-class coaching by FIDE rated coaches from India will be reinforced with active mentorship via a Gold Membership on chesskid.com, world’s leading portal on Chess for Kids with animated walkthroughs and guidance to advance. A FREE CHESS KIT to encourage the child to share the game with their friends and family offline is guaranteed to add tons of productive fun time.

Robotics Training

Robotics program will introduce the fundamental concepts and technology of robotics. In addition to the mechanical and technical learning, We will be using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 module for the course. The learning outcomes are designed to cover the following aspects:


● Problem Identification
● Decision Making
● Flexible Thinking
● Exploration
● Flow of New Ideas
● Creating New Things
● Concentration
● Team Building
● Interaction with team members

The child will learn about basics principles of robotics including the building blocks, sensors and how they interact with the command and controls through hands on building, programming & missions on the Lego Mindstorms Robotics kit. The design of a given robotic system will often incorporate principles of mechanical engineering, electronic engineering and computer science.

Rubik's Cube Solving:

A right of passage for every intellectually inclined student. Conquering the spatial complexity created by one of the simplest designs by Erno Rubik has had generations fascinated. 


● Introduction to various algorithms (PLL, OLL. F2L)
● Habits of performance measurement
● Tips & Tricks to increase speed
● Practise regimen for tournaments
● Tournament rule & etiquette
● Visualizing through blindfold solves
● Variant - 3x3

At ZugZwang Academy, we want to help children learn how to break down the complexity and conquer the problem solving process through Rubik's Cube and continue to do it under timed conditions. We’d like to help them learn the lesson that perfection takes effort, focus & above all patience.

Duration:  19 – 29 March | After Noon: Flexibile timing from 02:00 – 06:00pm
Venue: Indian Community School - Junior Branch, Salmiya
Registration Fee: KD 35 for 10 hours PER Course (Chess OR Robotics OR Rubik's Cube)



+965 600 522 80  |  Email: contact@zugzwang.in