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Schools Closed Thursday June 4th | Limited Camp Space Remains

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Schools Closed Thursday June 4th | Limited Camp Space Remains

Chess NYC's policy of "Chess Should be Fun" truly prevails for these cool days or weeks of Chess Camp! From Chess Leaders to Grand Master, this Camp is sure to captivate, motivate and generate chess players. Each child will receive as much chess time as they like while enjoying, mind clearing, fun, cooling (sometimes wet), break opportunities. Overflowing with supervision... Read more

Chess NYC Featured in NYCmedia - $9.99

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Chess NYC Featured in NYCmedia - $9.99

NYCmedia - $9.99: Village Chess. When it comes to chess in NYC, Greenwich Village is the heart of the game. With tables at Washington Square Park always full, there's a spot just a few blocks away, where you can play or learn chess 7 days a week on the cheap! Villlage Chess at Zinc 82, West 3rd St, NYC   Read more

Chess NYC Teams Storm Nashville (Elementary Nationals)

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Chess NYC Teams Storm Nashville (Elementary Nationals)

The 2015 Elementary Nationals were a huge success "across the board" for Chess NYC Programs. Chess NYC Team training methods over the past year, along with strong individual development, proved effective landing 4 schools placement in the top 10 Nationally for their respective sections! I.S. 318 set the pace once again, claiming the K - 6 Co-Championship. Right behind them, the... Read more

Chess NYC Partners w/ Children's Museum East End (CMEE)

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Chess NYC Partners w/ Children's Museum East End (CMEE)

Press Release: New York City based "Chess Kings" Chess NYC announced a full 8 week, schedule, with daily, weekly and early evening options hosted by the Children's Museum East End, in Bridgehampton for Summer 2015.  "This is the perfect partnership and facility for us" beamed Co-Director Russ Makofsky. "We'll have an opportunity to reach and introduce Chess... Read more

Chess NYC Teams Shine @ The Mayors Cup

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Chess NYC Teams Shine @ The Mayors Cup

The 2015 Mayors Cup was a huge success for our Chess NYC Programs! With 7 teams competing across 4 different Sections, Players and Teams thrived! Congratulations I.S. 318 on winning the Junior High/High School Section and Chelsea Prep, for claiming Co-Championship for Elementary Schools!!! Way to go Chelsea Prep, Lower Lab, PS 11, Harlem Hebrew, PS 59, I.S. 318... Read more

I.S. 318 Wins The Jr. High National Championship

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I.S. 318 Wins The Jr. High National Championship

Once again the amazing kids from Brooklyn prove anything is possible! With a rich tradition of excellence, the legendary I.S. 318 does it again and wins the K - 9 Jr. High National Championship! We are proud to have you as members of the Chess NYC community and thank you for the great example you set!!! Read more

Huge Success @ All The Girls Nationals in Chicago

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Huge Success @ All The Girls Nationals in Chicago

Several of our Superstar girls teams headed to Chicago for the annual All Girls Nationals! Not only did they compete against the countries best girls, they thrived! Way to go I.S. 318 U 14 on Winning the 2015 National Championship! Now lets get back to beating the boys :) Read more

Huge Summer Camp Deals | Expires 4/30/15

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Huge Summer Camp Deals | Expires 4/30/15

"From Chess Leaders to Grand Masters, these Camps are sure to captivate, motivate and generate SOCIAL , well adjusted Chess players. Each child will receive as much chess time as they like while enjoying mind clearing, fun and cooling break opportunities. Overflowing with supervision, special attention to those with greater commitment levels to Chess, as well as those who... Read more

Master Majur's Journey Featured in the Washington Post

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Master Majur's Journey Featured in the Washington Post

"They lost sense of time and distance, crossing into Ethiopia and measuring their journey by watching the moon expand and become full; four full moons came and went, Juac says, before they stopped after walking hundreds of miles. Then, when Ethiopia’s government was overthrown in 1991, they were forced, under the threat of being shot, to turn and walk... Read more

Chess NYC Camps Head Into Brooklyn

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Chess NYC Camps Head Into Brooklyn

Long servicing the Manhattan Community, here's an idea whose time has come, Chess NYC Fun & Training Camps ...In Brooklyn! All Levels. Ages 4 and older! Chess NYC, St. John's Lutheran Church & Town Square Bring You Greenpoint Chess Camp! From Chess Leaders to Grand Masters, this Camp is sure to captivate, motivate and generate chess players. Each child will receive as... Read more

Professional Development @ Chess NYC

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Professional Development @ Chess NYC

Chess NYC  coaches participated in an afternoon of professional development. D.O.E certified teachers helped introduce new classroom management techniques, ensuring more productive learning environments for our Chess NYC students. We look forward to continuing to learn and improve as educators, each and every day!  Read more

Big Wins @ The New York State Chess Championships

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Big Wins @ The New York State Chess Championships

As Chess NYC Programs continue to mature, the advances increase and their steady progress is indisputably measurable. Chess NYC Schools throughout New York City continue to impact Championships. In preparation for National competition, Chess NYC Schools marched through the 2015 New York State Chess Championships. Congratulations IS 318, Chelsea Prep, PS 11, Lower Lab and PS 34!    Read more

Schools Closed | Spring Break Chess Camps

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Schools Closed | Spring Break Chess Camps

"Our child did a one week camp session and he went from having only a basic knowledge of the pieces to playing competitively with family members. I see his self confidence growing in his own intelligence with his increased mastery of chess. He loved every day at camp and is asking to go back. The most dramatic result is... Read more

G & T Quads are a Smashing Success

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G & T Quads are a Smashing Success

The 1st Season of our Chess NYC G & T Saturday Quads was a SMASHING Success! We had over 115 players participate and many of the countries today scholastic players used this as their training ground! The competition was consistent and competitive throughout and most importantly great sportsmanship was shown and new friendships developed! We look forward to next season starting February... Read more

Chess NYC @ The CIS MLK Tournament

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Chess NYC @ The CIS MLK Tournament

A great way to celebrate MLK Day! Children of all races, ages, gender and social backgrounds playing TOGETHER. A Great Job Chelsea Prep, I.S 318, Lower Lab, PS 11 and PS 3! A special thanks to the great staff of Chess in the Schools for another wonderful event! (Click title for more information)   Read more

Winter Break Chess Camps | Feb 16th - 20th

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Winter Break Chess Camps | Feb 16th - 20th

"Our child did a one week camp session and he went from having only a basic knowledge of the pieces to playing competitively with family members. I see his self confidence growing in his own intelligence with his increased mastery of chess. He loved every day at camp and is asking to go back. The most dramatic result is that... Read more

Chess NYC Storms the 2015 City Championships

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Chess NYC Storms the 2015 City Championships

As Chess NYC Programs continue to mature, the advances increase and their steady progress is, indisputably, measurable. Chess NYC Schools throughout New York City continue to impact Championships. In preparation for National competition, Chess NYC Schools marched through the 2015 Greater New Scholastic Chess Championship. Congratulations IS 318, Chelsea Prep, PS 11, Lower Lab, PS 59, YCS, HLA...Congratulations Team Chess... Read more

Now Enrolling 2015 Programs

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Now Enrolling 2015 Programs

Chess NYC's philosophy in Chess Instruction is to emphasize sport and fun and provide as much chess instruction as a child can bear...but not more......In doing so and providing supervised, spirited play, each student associates Chess with fun, and therefore larger numbers of them ultimately excel or @ least become proficient in the great, significant, game of chess. In keeping... Read more

Chess NYC Excels at the National Level

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Chess NYC Excels at the National Level

From Heart Start Junior's...To weekly rated matches...Fun & Training Camps, to hard core $5,000 Saturdays, the results continue. This weekend @ The Nationals, beyond some incredible individual achievement Chess NYC Schools, Teams were able to place: 8th Grade- 1st Place Nationwide 7th Grade- 1st Place Nationwide 6th Grade - 2nd Place Nationwide 4th Grade - 2nd Place Nationwide 3rd Grade - 7th place Nationwide 5th Grade -... Read more

What's Happening in December

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What's Happening in December

Ephasizing sport and fun and providing as much chess instruction as a child can bear...but careful to overload...enjoying supervised, spirited play, each student associates Chess with fun, and therefore larger numbers of them ultimately excel or at least become proficient in the great, significant, game of chess. This December Chess NYC is offering, weekly tournaments, camps ever day schools are closed... Read more

Holiday Chess Camps | Dec 24, 26, 29 - 1/2

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Holiday Chess Camps | Dec 24, 26, 29 - 1/2

From Chess Leaders to Grand Masters, these Camps are sure to captivate, motivate and generate SOCIAL , well adjusted Chess players. Each child will receive as much chess time as they like while enjoying mind clearing, fun and cooling break opportunities. Overflowing with supervision, special attention to those with greater commitment levels to Chess, as well as those who need... Read more

An Important Note of Thanks

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An Important Note of Thanks

We are thankful for a great deal around here @ Chess NYC. As we, once again, prepare to "turn off the Chess" and spend a peaceful day with our families (though perhaps play a game or 2 there?), we take pause to reflect on what has been another remarkable year by every measure. On behalf of the entire Chess NYC... Read more

Majur Juac: Once a Lost Boy of Sudan, Now a Chess NYC Coach

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Majur Juac: Once a Lost Boy of Sudan, Now a Chess NYC Coach

“We ate one meal a day. When you go to school in the morning you have nothing to eat until 7 p.m. To wait without something to do was terrible. But when I’m on a chess board, I can play all day without thinking of eating.” - Majur Juac | Wall Street Journal   Read more

Chess NYC Preps for Nationals!!!

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Chess NYC Preps for Nationals!!!

Successfully competing on a local level, several Chess NYC schools have qualified to compete on a National level in December. Individuals and Teams from Chelsea Prep/PS 33, PS 11, IS 318 and Lower Lab will all be heading to Orlando to represent NYC and play for National Titles.   Read more

What's Happening @ Chess NYC in November

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What's Happening @ Chess NYC in November

Ephasizing sport and fun and providing as much chess instruction as a child can bear...but careful to overload...enjoying supervised, spirited play, each student associates Chess with fun, and therefore larger numbers of them ultimately excel or at least become proficient in the great, significant, game of chess. This November Chess NYC is offering, weekly tournaments, camps ever day schools are... Read more

Chess NYC Featured Coaches

Chess NYC Testimonials

"I really appreciate this extra help you are offering us, as it will allow both my kids to continue receiving all the benefits Chess NYC has been offering them.  I love the fact that so many of your staff know my kids by name, as well as being so passionate about chess!" - Current G & T Parent

IM Justin Sarkar



IM Sarkar has been one of New Yorks top players for many years! An active player on the tournament circuit, IM Sarkar is a true Master of the game! Read about Justins recent success in the USCF article "Justin Sarkar on a Golden Win"

IM Sarkar is currently participating on the coaching staff at Lab Middle school as they prepare for their push for national excellence!