Today Pine Forest campers learned from the best. Visiting world
renowned chess champion Danny Kopec arrived to teach beginning to advanced
players. (We have some campers who do play competitively).
A professor and former chess camp director, Danny is considered one
of the most talented home-bred players in the US. Dr. Kopec was New York
High School Champion at 14, National Master at 17, Scottish Champion in
1980, 2nd-equal in the Canadian Closed in 1984, and International Master
in 1985. When he was 15 he invented what has become an internationally
recognized anti-Sicilian weapon known as The Kopec System.
“These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.”