Little House of Chess is all about:
Having great fun while training your brain
2024 CGPS Friday Chess Tournament
by Little House of Chess and Columbia Grammar & Prep School
March 1st, 2024 at 4pm
Open to Students in Grades K-12 in 5 sections. US Chess Federation rated for all sections.
Online registration will close at 11 pm the day before the tournament. No entries on site!
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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.
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.
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.