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Conquer the game of chess, learning from Master-titled coaches, anytime, anywhere.

Think Ahead,
Stay Ahead.

Meet our chess tutors:

Any coach can teach chess, ours teach chess success.


Every coach has a track of positive reviews


All of them go through our Special Dev Program.

FIDE Masters

National, International, Women's and Grandmasters.

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

Misha Vilenchuk

National Master, Founder of MM Chess

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5-times National Champion. Ranked 12th best player of his country.

Fabian Vivas

FIDE Master 

Olympic player


Hong Kong International Open Champion with 8.5/9.

Luis Medarde

FIDE Master


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

Zahar Efimenko



Be guided in a private class by a top 0.1% coach and Master.

Find a great deal!

No other academy makes learning from master-titled coaches this easy and affordable

Flexible schedule

Certified Masters

Free monthly tournaments

eBooks and training material

Price of private classes:

MM Chess







No other academy makes learning from master-titled coaches this easy and affordable! 

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We adapt to your busy life!

Let us know your availability and we will find you a good time!

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How online chess classes work?


We connect you to a coach

You get an email with all the info and after agreeing on a schedule we make the connection.


Join the class

Use Zoom and Lichess to interact with the coach. You will receive details before the class starts.


Have fun!

Your coach is going to keep in touch with you and keep track of your improvement.

Find a plan that works for you

Plans & pricing

Let us know your availability and we will find you a good time!

Weekly Knight


A month's worth of weekly lessons (4). Great for beginners and first-timers.

Aspiring Rook


A month's worth of bi-weekly lessons (8) . Great for commited players.

Seasoned King


2½ month's worth of weekly lessons (10). Perfect as a gift and long-term improvers.


With any package you get:
  • Free access to our tournaments.

  • Class credits that never expire.

  • A personalized teaching program.

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  • What makes MM Academy qualified to teach?
    Head Coach Misha Vilenchuk developed a system to find the best chess masters to teach from around the world. As a result, we select instructors based on the following qualifications: A Master-level player as certified by FIDE or a national chess federation Strong communicative skills in English Emotional intelligence (& the ability to adapt lessons as needed) Experience teaching chess to children Trained by the MM Professional Development Program Find all of our coaches here
  • How are payments done?
    Our 200+ students use Stax for payments. You can see what they have to say here.
  • What process is used to teach at MM Chess Academy ?
    Our teachers believe in a systematic approach. We focus on building analytical skills by introducing one new concept at a time, and assigning homework throughout the week. The teaching is rooted in the Chess Steps curriculum.
  • How can I take the trial?
    If you would like to Book a trial lesson over the website click here. In this case, you’ll pay directly on the website. If you would like to schedule directly with us, let us know: The best time for you, and your time zone. Level of the student. Age of the student. Your email address and phone number. If you have a preferred coach (optional). You can check them out here. We’ll send a $10 invoice link over so you can pay in advance as a confirmation fee. We can accept Venmo or Zelle for the trial, but regular payments are done via invoice (Stax Payments) After the trial, the MM Coach will send the guidelines for enrolling in private lessons
  • Do you teach adults?
    Of course! They can take private lessons. Send an email to if you would like to join a group or private lesson
  • Why I should choose MM Chess Academy ?
    MM Chess Academy is unique. 1. We hyperfocus on each individual student. 2. We follow a systematic process, rooted in the Chess Steps curriculum. 3. We are certified Masters. 4. We have a simple payments system.
  • How Online Lessons Works ?
    Classes are taught using: - A video medium such as Zoom or Google Meets - An interactive chessboard, such as Both you and the coach can move the pieces and draw arrows. ​ The coach will teach you new ideas, analyze your games, and answer any questions you have. Our focus is on teaching, not just playing.
  • What is the range of price for these classes ?
    We offer affordable prices of $25-35/hour. There is:​ No auto-renewal Class credits never expire Classes are 100% cancelable with advanced notice
  • Do you also do this for autistic children?
    Yes! We have some kids on the spectrum and one teacher that specifically works with a few kids with autism/learning disabilities.
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