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Online Chess Lessons With the U.S. Chess Center

8560 Second AveSilver Spring, MD 20910
Mail to: PO Box 9797
Washington, DC 20016

U.S. Chess Center

Online Chess Lessons

Learn chess with the most experienced chess teachers available online.

The U.S. Chess Center offers online group lessons for all levels of students from rising first graders through rising 12th graders.

Center students have won more than 50 state and national chess championships (individual and team) and several hundred of our long-time students have gone on to attend highly selective universities, many on scholarship.

Another of our long-time students, International Grandmaster Alex Sherzer, wrote, “Not only did the U.S. Chess Center’s methods help me achieve my goals in chess, but I also developed valuable intellectual skills that I use as a doctor.”

Our online lessons meet once or twice per week for 30 minutes, as we believe that more lessons or longer lessons will dull the students’ appetite for the game. We also offer daily sessions for online play.

Our lessons are fully interactive with the students, asking them to share their ideas and questions throughout. We do not use pre-recorded videos.

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Teaching Kids to Think. Learning a skill for life

U.S. Chess Center teachers have provided high-quality chess instruction to at-risk youth since 1992. In that time, nearly every child we have taught completed high school by the age of 18. Two long-time students became Rhodes Scholars. Many others earned academic scholarships with hundreds attending highly selective universities. We have had more than 35,000 students complete at least 15 weeks of our classes.

US Chess Center video

Published on May 14, 2014

The U.S. Chess Center works with at-risk children, using chess to help them with academic and social skills. This video highlights the value of chess for children from various backgrounds.

Last update: 6/26/2020