After-school Chess Training

Generally taught as a one hour per week class after school.  A YDS instructor leads the class teaching basic skills and strategies to grow students’ knowledge and appreciation of the game.  YDS instructors make a point to make correlations to real-world applications for deeper conceptual understanding.  Parents can register online or via the school for class availability.  Grades 2 – 12

 Chess for Intervention

Generally taught as a one hour per week class during the school day where students are selected by the principal or administration to participate as an intervention.  Led by a YDS instructor whose instruction and pace are designed to meet the needs of selected students.Grades 2 – 12. 

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Community Programing

Fun with Chess Training Academy

CSO Multiplex & Fun with Chess are proud to announce the establishment of the Fun with Chess Training Academy at the CSO Multiplex located at 1301 E. 47th Street in Chicago, IL.    

Fun with Chess Instructors teach the game of chess while relating skills and strategies with real-world applications.  All students will receive a one-year subscription to the Fun with Chess Learning System, an online portal for chess instruction, practice, and gameplay, as well as a travel chess set.  Classes are two hours on Saturdays for 10 weeks at a cost of $200 per student.  To register please go to

Fun with Chess Camp

Partnering with elected officials and community leaders, Fun with Chess holds chess camps at local park districts during Spring Break, Christmas Break, and Summer Break.  Our camps run for one week or two weeks depending on duration and availability.  All camps end with a tournament and presentation of the trophy for the first place winner. 

To contact a representative about our community programming please email