Camps & Classes

2023 Summer Daze August Chess Camp

2024 Summer Daze Chess Camp

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Week 1: June 10th-14th | Week 2: June 17th-21st (no classes on June 19th)
Week 3: August 12th-16th |Week 4: August 19th-23rd | Week 5: August 26th-30th, 2024

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.

Choose full days or half days from 9 am to noon or noon to 3 pm Monday-Friday from June 10th through June 21 (no classes on June 19th), and from August 12th through August 30th.

Morning Session (9am-noon):

  • Arrival: Warm Up, Supervised games
  • Snack / Group Introductions
  • Instruction/ Training / 2+ Groups
  • Puzzles / Exercises / Training / Guided Play
  • Lunch / Chess Video / Play / Q&A

Afternoon Session (noon-3pm):

  • Lunch / Chess Video / Play / Q&A
  • Instruction/ Training / 2+ Groups
  • Quick Rated Training / Simultaneous Play
  • Pickup / Supervised Play

Packed snacks will be provided. We are Nut Free!
Trainers will be available for all levels, from beginners to advanced players, and we focus on developing deep chess knowledge while not forgetting the secret power of chess: Having great fun while training your brain!

The fee is $85 per student half a day, $160 for a full day, $650 for a full 5-day week, and $540 for a full 4-day week. Other discounts may be available by email request to littlehouseofchess@gmail.com or text to (646) 232-3155, for example for aid, siblings and multiple weeks sign ups.

Private Chess Lessons

Private Lessons

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Individualized schedule for in-person training

Trainers are available for all levels, from beginners to advanced players, and we focus on developing deep chess knowledge while not forgetting the secret power of chess: Having great fun while training your brain!

Instructional Staff

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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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