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Chess Masters Club

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Chess Masters Club

At Chess Masters Club, your child becomes a king or queen of strategy. Your young chess master and a group of 6-9 peers practice together and learn from expert instructors during live and engaging online sessions. Our clubs meet weekly and themes change monthly.

$70/month • Weekly 1‑hr sessions • Grades K‑12


Special Offer: Upgrade to Unlimited Clubs

For only $100/month ($50 your first month), you'll get:

  • Enrollment in Chess Masters Club.
  • Unlimited access to ALL of our after-school clubs covering over 16 subjects from drawing to coding and more.
  • Thousands of after-school timeslots available.
  • Membership includes access for the whole family.  

Included in Chess Masters Club

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Weekly Club Meetings

Each month, lessons and drills will emphasize a different set of strategies while students practice playing the entire game. Lesson material is tailored to the age group and inspired by our featured guest star. Throughout the year, they'll cover strategies like opening moves, zugzwang, pins and skewers, and sacrifices and exchanges.

View Monthly Themes

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Bonus Clubhouse Activities

Your chess whiz will be saying, “Checkmate!” in no time. As a club member, your child will have access to fun online and offline activities through our online After School Clubhouse. The Clubhouse has videos, quizzes, fun downloadable experiences—everything they need to become chessmasters!

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Chess Masters StarCourses

Your young player will be invited to our upcoming live Chess Masters StarCourses. They’ll get a chance to hear from featured experts and learn why the game has captured the interest of so many for so long.

Monthly Themes

January: Pins & Skewers

What’s better than attacking one piece? Attacking two, and this month players will develop strategies for controlling the board through the dual attacks of pins and skewers, then put those skills to use via challenges and gameplay.

February: Middlegame & Pawn Structure

Chess matches are often won and lost via seemingly-mundane moves involving lesser pieces. This month players will focus on winning those little battles, and then see how that practice leads to big wins.

March: Sacrifices & Exchanges

The goal of chess isn’t to keep all 16 of your pieces, but rather to checkmate exactly one of your opponent’s. This month players will develop a keen sense of when to sacrifice and exchange pieces for a larger gain.

April: Checkmates

Most chess matches end in a draw, so this month players will focus on turning their advantages into victories by practicing checkmates.

May: Tournament of Champions

The best part of chess is playing it, so this month players will apply their new skills to challenges and matches with their peers, aiming for checkmates with their classmates.


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Step 1: Choose your age group
Step 2: Confirm upgrade to Unlimited
Step 3: Choose your timeslot
Step 4: Join and complete your registration

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