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Empowering minds through chess mastery

Online and Chicago-area chess lessons from certified masters

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Trial class only 6$

Have it any time you'd like

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More than 200 of parents' trust 

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What we do:

Take talent and teach them individually

1-1 and small group classes (as well as small classes in Chicago) ensure student's needs are met.

with proven approaches to mastery

Coaches are selected based on a rigorous 3-step process, trained in the Chess Steps curriculum and NM Misha Vilenchuk's best practices.

thanks to talented coaches who believe

Our coaches range from national and state champions, Olympic team players, and more.

that chess does not have to be boring!

Apart from regular classes, you can join our tournaments and local events, meet with your chess partners and have fun in the process!.

Our Masters are:


Misha Vilenchuk


National Master, Founder of MM Chess

3-time Junior National Champion, rated 2500, 12 years of experience coaching

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Olya Penkrat


Women's FIDE Master

Multiple winner and medalist of the Republic of Belarus, 6th place at the European Women's Championships 

Bernadette Galas


Women's International Master

Player of the Phillippines National Team


Zahar Efimenko



World U14 Champion (1999), Champion of Ukraine (2006).

Why Chess?

You want your child to have self-improvement  habits in a fun and rewarding way.


You want to take a new step in your child's education.


Your chess aficionado at home wants to become a top 10% player and take his skills to the next level

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