Chess Classes

By Chess Max Academy

Chess Max Academy is a Chess School for kids operated by chess player and coach GM Maxim Dlugy. Our mission is to teach students the wonders of Chess through professional and engaging means. We encourage students to learn at their own pace and share their observations. Continuously giving feedback on each students progress, we advise parents and students about where more work is needed and how to go about it. Offering group & personal chess classes, weekly tournaments, and even art & language classes.

Classes Listed By Age Group & Skill Level

Chess for Tots – Preschool Chess

Summer / Fall / Winter Semester

2019 Summer June 17th - Sept. 1st

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Recommended age: 3.5 -5 years old
Start your little ones on a beautiful journey of learning the wonderfully exciting game of chess!!
This program developed and supervised by a former U.S and World Junior Champion Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy avoids all the mistakes and pitfalls of teaching young children chess in a fantasy-like way and brings the real chess rules to life in a playful and exciting dialogue between the kids and the instructors.

Children will learn to count from one to eight, while learning the movements of the pieces, and will be able to imagine how all the pieces move on the board by doing smart art projects that map out their movements , they will play games that teach them the meaning of alternating moves and will eventually learn all the basic rules of chess, enabling them to enroll into Chess Max Academy’s Jumpstarters program in a years time or sooner.

Jumpstarters Junior

Fall/ Winter Semester

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Recommended age: 5 - 6 years old

This is a class recommended for kids that are from 5-6 years old, have learned how the pieces move and are ready to take the next step in learning some basic strategies to prepare them for the Jumpstarters Class. Children will learn all rules of chess including castling, pawn promotion and understanding the ideas of checkmate and stalemate.

Jumpstarters (Unrated – USCF Rating 500)

Summer / Fall / Winter Semester

2019 Summer June 17th - Sept. 1st

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Recommended age: 6 - 9 years old

This is a class where future chess champions will be discovered!
Kids get to learn the basics of chess through special games and stories that will help them make learning fun. After graduating the students will know all the rules and basic chess strategies and tactics.
• Basic mates tactical tools
• pawn endings,
• board vision and many more topics will be taught.

Challengers (USCF Rating 500-1000)

Fall/ Winter Semester

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Recommended Age: 7 - 12 years old

This is a class where kids will be prepared for tournament practice enabling them to feel comfortable with different time controls as well as notation. Basic opening concepts, tactical themes including must-to-know mating patterns, important king and pawn endings and thinking methods will be explained.

Stars ( USCF Rating 1000-1400)

Fall / Winter Semester

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Recommended Age: 8 - 15 years old

This is a class for kids that regularly compete in tournaments and are interested in learning new tactical and strategic tools to improve their play. Endings, approach to learning new openings and important strategic ideas such as improving pawns structure, open lines, key squares as well as the basics of prophylactic thinking and maneuvering are studied.

Champions level 1 ( USCF Rating 1400-1700)

Fall/ Winter Semester

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Recommended Age: 9 - 15 years old

This is a class for players in the top 100 of their age group in the country.
The focus will be on improving the thought process by teaching students middlegame thinking strategies, such as prophylactics, maneuvering, elimination methodology, correct exchanges and defensive tools. Important endings will also be covered. The class is conducted as a challenge for players to try to solve related problems while competing with their peers. This method proved extremely effective in the Botvinnik Chess School in Russia.

 

Masters ( USCF Rating 2000+)

Fall/ Winter Semester

Friday -  5.35pm-7.05pm  |  $1800 per semester

 

Recommended Age: 10 - 16 years old

This is a class for players in the top 50 of their age group in the country.

The focus will be on tools for self-improvement, study dynamics, correct thought processes, opening preparation, understanding own mistakes and critical thinking. Students will be offered exercises to improve their strategic and tactical skills and will be competing against each other in various skill related activities for motivation. Blitz play, special games that improve defensive and attacking skills as well as special frequent practice against the Grandmaster instructor will be offered.

Difficult homework assignments are to be expected.

 

Adult Chess Class

Sessions from Sept. 9th - Jan 28th

Recommended Age: All Ages Welcome

If you want to learn or improve at chess -World Champion Grandmaster Max Dlugy has developed the Best program to quickly learn the basics of the game and build on the knowledge you already have. Our methodology has achieved amazing results.
All levels are welcome
Class duration: 60 min

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