Chess Max Academy

Chess Club & Classes For Kids

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Welcome To Chess Max Academy

Grandmaster Maxim DlugyLEARN CHESS FROM THE BEST!

Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy – the Founder of Chess Max Academy is a former World Junior Champion and one of the most successful Presidents of the U.S. Chess Federation.Maxim was also the highest rated player in the world for a number of years and tied for first in the World Rapid Championships when he was a professional chess player.

Besides winning many international events, and being the highest rated junior player in the world from ages 15 to 20, he has represented the U.S. chess teams in international team competitions, including the Chess Olympiad and has written articles and chess books on many different chess themes, including his own autobiographical book – ‘Grandmaster Insides’.

Recently he has proven that his practical strength is still formidable by winning two back to back Grandmaster Charity Blitz Championships in May of 2017 and 2018, ahead of more than a dozen grandmasters.

Chess Classes

During the school year, students are assigned homework and are challenged by competing with each other by solving chess puzzles in group classes, helping them to improve rapidly.

One on One Classes

Private chess classes as well as Adult Group chess classes are regularly available. Private instructors available for all levels of students interested in learning chess.

Chess Tournaments

Chess Max Academy holds regularly scheduled chess tournaments for all levels and ages. All tournaments are rated by the U.S. Chess Federation.

Russian Classes

Russian Classes are taught by Inna Dlugy who is an experienced educator, having taught students from 1.5 years to college level. Inna combines her enthusiasm with excellent preparation & usage of the newest educational materials & toys to bring the subject to her students.

Summer Camps

During the Summer and school holidays, Chess Max Academy offers chess camps, where grandmaster instruction is provided daily. Chess Max Academy also organizes the most famous summer chess camp in the U.S.A. – World Champion’s Anatoly Karpov chess camp.

Mandarin Classes

Our Mommy and Me classes have been designed to get NYC kids and moms singing and dancing all in Mandarin.
Children will be greeted each class with our familiar welcome song and leave singing about cleaning up, brushing their teeth, waking up and more!

Chess Max Academy is a registered Affiliate of the U.S. Chess Federation

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Chess Max Academy’s workshop is an intensive chess program designed to quickly improve your child’s game through a series of exercises, practice games and Grandmaster lectures. Students will be engaged in an effective course of study to bring their chess playing to a new level!


Grandmaster-created program for fast & effective chess improvement combined with activities that improve critical thinking skills, will be complemented by a daily outdoor program.  Tournaments, grandmaster lectures, team puzzle competitions, bughouse & more fun activities at the camp.




AGES: 6 - 99 Y.O 

"Chess Max is an excellent program for children who are enthusiastic chess players. I have a kindergartener who is a beginner and second grader who is more advanced. Both are incredibly stimulated by the group classes. I am amazed that they are excited to work hard for 60-90 minutes after a full day of school but they are. The curriculum is well organized and the homework is challenging and inspiring. I would recommend Chess Max to any child who shows an interest in chess."

-Erica G.

"Great job Don! Super efficient and timely, no hassle at all! I Would highly recommend Chess Max services."

-Marion M.

"My son has been going to these summer sessions for two years and loves it. The instructors are nice, patient, and keep the experience fun and encouraging; most of them also happen to be extremely good at the game. My son also likes being with these other kids, who are all taught good manners and sportsmanship and how to win and lose gracefully."

-Douglas C.

"I have been at Max Dlugy chess club on numerous occasions and have nothing, but great things to say about the club and how much GM Dlugy cares about the children. Mr. Dlugy's love for chess is contagious and I would strongly recommend visiting his club whether you are a chess player yourself or if you want your children to learn how to play the game or improve their chess skills."

-Vadim P.

Liam P

Liam Putnam

Congratulations to Liam Putnam for winning the National 4th Grade Championships in Orlando, Florida, as well as coming 2nd in the K-6 Blitz National Championships. Liam’s current USCF rating is 2007. Age 9. Currently number 4 in his age group in the country.



Vishwa Vasnawala

Congratulations to Vishwa Vasnawala for becoming the number one rated girl age 12 and Under in all of India.Vishwa is in number 5 in rating in asia and 23 in world. She also a Woman Candidate Master. Vishwa’s current FIDE rating is 1758. Age 12.


Sasha K.

Sasha Konovalenko

Rated # 3 girl 16 and under in the USA. Sasha has achieved the title of a Woman Fide Master.
We are looking forward to her successes in the coming years. Current rating 2043. Age 16


Winston N.

Winston Ni

Congratulations to Chess Max Academy’s student Winston Ni and his family for winning the K-8 National Championships and leading his school team Princeton Day School to the 1st Team Place as well! Winston’s current USCF rating is 2165. Age 13.


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