Welcome to Learn | Play | Chess. Our chess school is dedicated to teaching the timeless strategy game to players of all ages and skill levels. Our experienced instructors use a combination of hands-on training and interactive lessons to help students develop critical thinking skills, strategic planning, and a love for the game.
Whether you're a beginner looking to learn the basics or an advanced player looking to refine your skills, we have the resources and expertise to help you reach your goals.
We speak: English & Mandarin
Join us today and discover the magic of chess!
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Bryant Park Chess Tournaments
Location: Bryant Park, NYC
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Chess Max Academy Chess Tournaments
Location: Chess Max Academy, NYC
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The New Tri-State Learning Center Chess Tournaments
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
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RAMAZ Middle School Chess Tournaments
Location: RAMAZ Middle School
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Our chess instructors are top-notch, highly trained professionals who are passionate about the game and dedicated to helping students achieve their goals. With a wealth of knowledge and years of experience, they bring a unique combination of skill and enthusiasm to every lesson, inspiring students to reach their full potential and fall in love with the game of chess.
If you're interested in taking chess lessons, developing critical thinking skills, and challenging yourself mentally, then chess is a great option for you.
We offer 1, 4, 8, 12, 24 and 48 class lesson packages. Each lesson is 1 hour in length.
*Disclaimer - Upon purchasing any of our class packages, please give us a call to schedule each of your class lessons so we may place you into our calendar system.
*Disclaimer - PLEASE go to our SCHEDULE PAGE and look at the dates and times that you would like to attend a class and make sure that it corresponds to the AGE GROUP and TIME of the STUDENT. This is imperative because we strive to keep our students in similar age groups to help promote team work.
Our lessons are carefully constructed and our classrooms are small, consisting of only 10 students per course to ensure that every child receives the attention they require. Learning should be fun and that is what we try to achieve at Learn | Play | Chess.
Learn | Play | Chess is offering advanced classes with Grandmaster Tamaz Gelashvili is a Georgian national champion, a 6-time member of Georgia's Olympiad team, and co-winner of the 2013 and 2016 World Open. Winner of many international tournaments around the world. he has over 20 years of experience coaching junior players and is a World Chess Federation (FIDE) trainer.
GM Tamaz is also available for both in-person and online classes (depending on your chess understanding).
What makes us proud as teachers is watching how our students learn and grow. Below are images for our previous courses and we couldn't be more proud of each and every student.
Learn | Play | Chess
Chess is a two-player strategy game that is played on a square board divided into 64 squares of alternating colors. The objective of the game is to checkmate your opponent's king, which means putting the king in a position where it is under attack and cannot escape capture.
The pieces include the king, queen, rooks, bishops, knights, and pawns, each with its own unique movements.
Each our classes allows the student to progress which allows the student to master the basics which will allow them to develop problem-solving skills, improve memory and most importantly win games.
Learn | Play | Chess
After we have taught your child the basics of chess we then progress to understanding and learning multiple basic strategies and tactics of play. This will allow your child to learn to think ahead, anticipate opponents' moves, and come up with their own strategies and tactics.
Practice and Repetition: Practice and repetition are crucial to improving chess strategies and tactics. Engage in regular practice sessions where you can apply the concepts you have learned and develop your skills.
You can play against other players, participate in chess tournaments, and solve chess puzzles to challenge yourself and expand your understanding of the game.
Additionally, we regularly review and analyze your games with students to help track progress and identify areas for improvement.
Learn | Play | Chess
After years of experimenting with various classroom sizes, we have concluded that by having a smaller classroom we are able to provide every student the individual attention that they require.
We understand that every child learns at a different pace which is why having a small classroom allows us to provide each student the individual attention that they require in order to learn at their own pace.
Learning should be a positive and fun experience without the feeling of being rushed which is why our trained professionals implement this teaching style.