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Mindful Masters
Chess Academy

Think Ahead,
Stay Ahead.

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

This is what over 100+ parents and enthusiast have said about us:

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Book a 1-hour trial lesson

A 1-hour-long private lesson with one of our coaches for just $10.

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Meet the Masters


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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Hong Kong International Open Champion with 8.5/9. Psychologist specialized in early childhood

Luis Medarde

FIDE Master


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5-times National Champion. Ranked 8th best player of his country.

Fabian Vivas

FIDE Master 

Olympic player


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

Zahar Efimenko


World champion


What we stand for:

The mind is our most valuable tool, and excersicing it nowadays tends to be harder and harder... and expensive.

Chess should be accessible to everybody! As the premier brain-weightlifting sport, chess it's a superb tool for the development of memory, concentration, strategical thinking and sportmanship.

Find a plan that works for you

Plans & pricing
Monthly Knight


A month's worth of lessons taken once a week. Great for beginners and younger kids.

Monthly Rook


A month's worth of lessons (8) taken bi-weekly. Great for rapid-pace learners.

Kings & Queens


As a gift or lessons credit. Use whenever you'd like.


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  • Free access to our tournaments.

  • Class credits that never expire.

  • Flexible scheduling.

With any package you get:
Price comparison

Stop overpaying for online lessons.

Flexible schedule

Certified Masters only

Free monthly tournaments

eBooks and training material

Starting at:

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How it works

You sign up

Sign up for any of our packages or a trial lesson by submitting a simple form.

Welcome to MM!

You're going to receive our Newsletter, tournament invitations and invoices every month. No annoying emails ;)

We contact you

Either via email, phone or Whatsapp we connect you to a coach and send you details about the lesson.

Teaching program 

The trial will let us asses your skills and strengths. After it, your coach will determine the best way to go.

You have the trial

Enjoy learning from a Master. You can choose any time you'd like to have regular lessons and trial.

About MM Chess

How it all started

"Back in 2020, when the world went online, I had the idea to look for top-notch players from around the world who had coaching experience and what we call "winner attitude", train them and create a company that could work as a concierge for them, thus, MM Chess was born."

MM Chess as a company

We are a US-established company based in Chicago. Although we do offer collaborations with schools for in-person classes, our main focus is online, were we've taught over 600 students so far.

We are happy to meet you and talk. Contact our Director at

Next move, it's your turn

Claim a 1-hour trial

With just $10 you're going to unlock the doors to mastery! You can schedule your trial for any time and day of the week, no contracts, no recurrent payments and free access to our tournaments.

  • 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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