UES Chess Club (NYC)

The World’s First Story Based Chess Club. Ages 3-103.

Our Chess Club is the best place to learn chess in NYC! Located on the tranquil UES our ‘distraction-free’ club is the ideal setting for a child to be introduced to chess. Our club even has a ‘life-sized’ chess board!

Open Monday-Saturday

1309 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10128

Morning Chess Camp

On Off-School Days

Morning Chess Camp is the perfect activity for children during spring break, snow days, or any other day when school is off! We tell stories, and play fun mini-games.

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Group Chess Classes

Whether beginner or advanced after school chess is a great place to meet a new group of chess playing friends, and improve your game in a fun setting.

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Lessons for Ages 8+

Chess at Three STARS Program

Chess at Three STARS is a groundbreaking program that facilitates the advancement of chess knowledge for students ages 8 and up or any student that wishes to compete scholastically.

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Chess tournaments are a fun opportunity for students to put the skills they learn in their lessons into practice! Our Quad Tournaments transform students into better chess players, helping them to feel more flexible about losing and improving their confidence! The tournament will be run by our fantastic Quad Captain who keeps the focus on fun, sportsmanship, and the exciting social aspect of the game! 
*Quads are best suited for students 4 and up who know how all the pieces move and can play a full game. We will pair them in groups based on age and skill level, so no need to be a master at Checkmate!
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