Little House of Chess is all about:

Having great fun while training your brain

2024 Summer Daze Chess Camp

by Little House of Chess and Columbia Grammar & Prep School

CGPS Friday Chess Tournament
Week 3: August 12th-16th |Week 4: August 19th-23rd | Week 5: August 26th-30th, 2024

Choose full days or half days from 9 am to noon or noon to 3 pm Monday-Friday from August 12th through August 30th.
Our in person camp is open for ages between 5 and 18, from beginners to advanced players at CGPS, entry from 26 West 94th Street.

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Scholastic Chess Events


2024 National Elementary (K-6) Championship

April 26-28, 2024 · Columbus, Ohio (Bughouse & Blitz April 25)
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All Girls Nationals, Chicago IL April 12-14, 2024

April 12: 11 AM Bughouse, 2:30 PM Opening Ceremony, 3 PM Round 1, 7 PM Blitz April 13: 10 AM Round 2, 2:30 PM Round ...
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2024 National High School (K-12) Championship

April 5 - 7, 2024 · Baltimore MD (Bughouse & Blitz April 4)
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Do you regularly check the Little House of Chess Calendar? It is the most comprehensive source for information on scholastic chess events in New York City and beyond.

Our philosophy

Chess has the unique ability to promote thinking about thinking! We aim for the students to gain confidence in their abilities by focusing on developing deep chess knowledge while not forgetting the secret power of chess: Having great fun while training your brain.

LittleHouse of Chess -- programs for children of all ages

Parents Feedback

My eight year-old daughter started playing chess last year. The progress she's made so far is truly amazing. She has evolved from a beginner learning the basic chess moves to a thoughtful, emotionally and mentally resilient thinker. As a parent, I can't be more proud of Anna! I strongly believe that she owes her success in large part to the wonderful trainers at LHoC.

Yelena Lowenfeld

Instructional Staff


FIDE International Arbiter & Organizer. Elementary EU Chess/Math teacher in Curriculum & After-School.

National Master. Chess teacher and Head Coach at CGPS. Trained dozens of National Chess Champions.

Jonathan Tisdall, Grandmaster

GM since 1993. Norwegian Champion, Olympic Team player and coach. Chess Author and Editor. FIDE Senior Trainer.

GM since 1986. US Open, National Open, New York Open, and World Open Champion. World Chess Hall of Fame.

After-School instructor and team coach at CGPS. Member of the USCF Scholastic Council. NYSCA Scholastic Coordinator.

FIDE International Arbiter and National Instructor. USCF Candidate Master. 20+ years coaching chess in New York City.

Matteo Singer, Instructor

Early childhood specialist. Curriculum & afterschool teacher at CGPS, past coach at Success Academy Charter Schools. 

Retired coach of the Browning School chess program, 30+ years experience. Available for online lessons only.

Original Life Master, one International Master norm. Has taught at Hunter and Brearley among other schools.

Michael Rohde, Grandmaster

GM since 1988. US Open, World Open & National Open Champion. Former Chess Life columnist. Available for lessons.

Teacher at the Chapin School and Packer Intercollegiate. Tournament director at CGPS, Her Move First, and ICN events.

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