Group training and intellectual development
Online Chess Classes
Program for children from 5 years old to adults
More than
10 350
The training is conducted by the largest
chess school in Russia and Europe
More than
branches around the world
Operational since
Russian Chess School is recommended by the Russian Chess Federation
How to start training:
Based on the results of the trial lesson, the coach will determine the level of the student, analyze the strengths and weaknesses (even if the level of chess is elementary) and give recommendations for the most appropriate training program.
Choose the appropriate schedule with the administrator and enroll in the group.
The classes are held several times a week and give the first results in a month.
Homework is done on the school's online platform. Lessons are recorded so if you miss a meeting you can review it later.
Take a 20-minute trial lesson
Start the educational process
Make a schedule
Children have classes with the best chess trainers in Russia
for beginners
In the beginning, it is important to develop interest for chess in your child, fully involve them in the process, and build the right foundation for the future development of chess skill.
Coaches with great educational experience work with our beginner chess players. This is especially important for preschoolers and primary students.

We know that a child's first coach is a mentor whom they will trust and that's why we have carefully selected such individuals and prepared a special program for their first step into the world of chess.

We are very selective in our hiring process for our coaches, ensuring the best possible fit for our school and our students.

According to statistics, out of 40 responses to the vacancy of a trainer, we allow only 1 teacher to train children.
Candidate for Master of Sports
FIDE referee
Woman FIDE Master
Olga Chizha
Polina Pavlova
Alexandra Alieva
International Master of Sports
Candidate for Master of Sports
Shamil Arslanov
Maria Mahno
Candidate for Master of Sports
Anastasia Martinova
for advanced
The School has developed a comprehensive program for enthusiastic chess players. It includes training with top grandmasters, tournaments, online camps, and individual preparation with a coach and sports psychologists for competitions.
Learners will test themselves not only in familiar situations but also face new challenges and conditions, which increases the effectiveness of developing skills and does not let the child get bored or burned out.
International grandmaster
International grandmaster
Georgui Castaneda
Ilya Iliushenok
Nikolay Konovalov
Fide Master
Candidate for Master of Sports
Alexei Sorokin
Armin Namini
Candidate for Master of Sports
Andrey Zhileykin
We make certain that education is comfortable for children without distracting them with technical problems.
Technological and comfortable learning environment
Our coaches have also prepared technical tools for effective e-teaching:
Zoom for conducting a lesson (both in a group and individually)
Chess Base for the study of theory (examples of the games of great chess players, analysis of the games of students, learning of openings) for training parties (live game, simultaneous sessions with the coach, playing with each other) for homework and practice (task solving and tournaments)

Online payment
for chess training from 11,5$

Just one step to start play chess
If you want to know your level in playing chess and adapt education program for your kids
Register for a free trial lesson
How is chess useful for children?
'If you've been putting off something like learning chess with your family, use the time you'd normally be out and about.'
Hollywood actor, former Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
When playing chess, children calculate a large number of combinations and learn to choose the best option. During the class, the coach will discuss with your child what purpose each move may have.

This ability to analyze and plan nurtures in children the ability to understand how to achieve their goals in school, hobbies, or future profession.
A child learns to analyze
Fact No. 1
Together with a sports psychologist, children learn to treat defeats as an opportunity to gain valuable experience. They become able to analyze their own actions and their opponent's, as well as understand a playing style and psychological characteristics.

You will notice that it becomes easier for your child to communicate with peers and teachers. They will begin to better understand themselves and the world around them.
Chess develops emotional intelligence
Fact No. 2

During a game of chess, a child needs to memorize a large number of algorithms and the arrangement of pieces on the board, as well as previous moves. This develops visual and chronological, types of memory.

Chess forms the skill of memorization for life.
Chess improves memory
Fact No. 3
Your child will learn to make decisions quickly and use their time as efficiently as possible in a variety of conditions and formats (classes and tournaments).

It will be easier for your child to master their school's curriculum and they will be able to make time in their schedule for new hobbies.

Your child will learn to properly manage time. At home, your child will be more active, alternating between rest and activities. You do not have to constantly monitor their actions.

Time management
Fact No. 4
The ability to set goals and achieve them is valuable in every area of life. Chess, like any other sport, requires determination and competition.

Your child receives life experience, and at the same time learns grace in defeat without unnecessary losses and with the support of trainers and psychologists. Unlike other sports, your child will not be embarrassed by a loss.
A child learns to compete in a sound environment
Fact No. 5
Advantages of online learning at the Russian Chess School
The current situation has forced many educational institutions to switch to an online format. However, in these new conditions the rules for new online classes are often not finalized. This causes discomfort for both children (often leading to inattention and the inability to learn) and parents (who have to be actively involved in the learning process and understand the technical settings).
9 years of an online learning experience
We have gathered our 10-years of experience studying online, combined modern technical tools with the traditional approach to chess education, gone through the path of trial and error, and today we are giving a proven solution for your children.
You do not need to waste time on commuting to a school. Any device with Internet access and a notebook is suitable for online classes. Your child is more involved in the process, and learning is more productive: they are not tired on the road, the coach does not spend time on organizational issues, late pupils do not distract the group, and placing chess pieces on the monitor screen does not take much time.
Save time and increase productivity
All of these factors influence the effectiveness of learning so children succeed in our online program much faster.
Groups are up to 10 people depending on the age and chess level of children
For preschoolers of 5-6 years old, we provide groups of no more than 4-5 people. In this age category, the coach also assumes the role of an educator. It is easier to keep the concentration of young children in smaller groups. Students of primary school age are engaged in 5-8 people groups and the occupancy of the online class depends on the level of training.
Small groups allow the coach to devote enough time to each child, find a suitable approach to them and see their strengths and weaknesses. Children will be able to ask questions and keep up with their peers. Parents will receive regular feedback from the school.
Russian Chess School is the only school with more than 30 trainers. This variety allows you to choose a convenient time for classes, create a regular weekly schedule, choose a group based on the level of chess talent, and preferences for teaching approach. All of your wishes are taken into account.
Over 30 coaches and groups according to the level of the game
Your child will be comfortable studying and will not have to be playing the role of "catch up" or be bored because they are far ahead of the group in terms of their skill level. If your child develops chess skills faster than their group, we help them choose a coach and a new group according to their level.
Convenient training schedule:
7 days a week; morning, afternoon, and evening classes available for every time zone.
The school's schedule is created so that children can easily combine learning chess with other activities.
Even if you would like an intensive program of 3 or more lessons per week, your child will not be overwhelmed. They can choose the lesson schedule to suit their needs as their perception and knowledge of the game improves.
Level for beginners. Duration of training is 16 lessons.
At the end of this course, the student confidently puts a checkmate in 1 move, knows and uses the game's unusual chess moves (e.g. castling, "capture on the pass").
40 lessons to master the program (5 months of training). At the end of this course, the student learns to checkmate in 2 moves, develops coordinated strategies with multiple pieces, and learns tactical techniques: fork, pin, and spear.
56 lessons (7 months, 2 lessons per week)
This course focuses on advanced tactics in the game. The student learns how to anticipate the actions of the opponent. Knows and uses the following tactics: X-ray, battery, lure, distraction, open attack, blocking.
96 lessons (12 months, 2 lessons per week) to master this program. The student is preparing for advanced competition on a professional level. We create individual tournament planning, organize additional training sessions and online grandmaster intensives.
The learning process is progress that can be measured. At our school, we use a rating system for students from 0 to 1300. To learn to play an exciting and stimulating game of chess, a child needs to study regularly for more than 1 year
The rating system in our school
Technical requirements for classes
Your child needs an electronic device with a web camera and microphone.
The interactive program is implemented under a single identification number on the ZOOM platform.
During the trial lesson, you will be helped to set up technical equipment for training. Once connected, parental involvement is no longer required. Children will be able to engage on their own!
Just one step to start play chess
If you want to know your level in playing chess and adapt education program for your kids
Register for a free trial lesson