FOCUSED CHESS TRAINING WITH EXPERIENCED COACHES
NEW! CLASSES ARE NOW ONLINE!
Coach Steve Ryan
SUNDAYS 10a – 10:55a
AGES 6 -12
These lessons are focused on building your love of the game as well as greatly improving your skill. Class is suitable for students who are just starting at the basics – names of the pieces, how the move and how they capture.
Coach Steve Ryan
SUNDAYS 11a – 12:15p
AGES 6 -14
These lessons are focused on growing tactical skills. Class is suitable for students who know the basics up to competing students with under a 1250 NWSRS rating.
NM Coach Matt Fleury
WEDNESDAYS 5:30p – 7p
FOR KIDS & ADULTS
These lessons are focused on building on strong tournament skills and cover monthly rotating concepts in openings, middle, and end game as well as exercises and training games with analysis. Students should have a minimum rating of 1250.
ABOUT OUR CLASSES
Each month we will focus on a different facet of the game; openings, middlegame or endgame. In “Openings Month” we may discuss the Queen’s Gambit for example, popular lines, traps and defense. “Middlegame Month” is all about tactics, each week focusing on something new. “Endgame Month” we run drills and explain systematically how to checkmate in different endgame scenarios.
Play the OPENING like a book,
the MIDDLEGAME like a magician,
and the ENDGAME like a machine.
Classes are held at Seattle Chess School Eastlake Center (2226 Eastlake Ave E) in the Eastlake Seattle neighborhood just off of I-5. Free street parking is available on Eastlake Ave and surrounding streets.
How many students are in a class?
Our maximum class size is six students. Keeping classes small ensures that you’ll get plenty of attention from the coach while still having the opportunity to compete against classmates at your level.
Does Seattle Chess School offer classes for adults?
Yes, our advanced class is a mix of young and adult students.
Can I join a class at anytime?
Yes. Our classes are ongoing and have different lessons each week within the revolving topic of the month (openings, middlegame or endgame).
How is the class structured?
We like to start our classes with a free play warm up session where students can play regular chess games while the coach is there to provide feedback. Then we have a lesson followed by a related over-the-board activity to reinforce what was taught.
What if I don't have a chess rating?
If you aren’t sure what class is suitable, we can do an evaluation at our Eastlake Learning Center and help guide you in the right direction.
Private coaching is a great idea for students who are highly competetive and talented, and who want to maximize their chess improvements. We also offer coaching for beginners just starting out, who want to get the most solid start to their chess career. Click below to find the right coach for you.
2226 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102