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Watch a brief video from our Director Michael Propper that will explain what you should reserve and how to do it!


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Fall After School Programs: 2:45pm - 5:15pm (NYC Time)



*Please note 2:45-3:45 Supervised play will take place. Training begins @ 3:45 pm

* As always, Financial Assistance is available to all group programs.
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School-specific Fall After School Programs: 2:45pm - 5-15pm (NYC Time)
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Chess NYC News

  • Making Chess Fun Again


    An Interview with Michael Propper, the Director of Chess NYC – One of the Best Chess Schools in New York City. As a basketball coach, he led teams to play the best game they could. As the president of the New York City School Board, he worked to make sure that every child had access to a good education and a bright future. Now, as the director of Chess NYCMichael Propper is

  • Pretty Cool 100 Seconds, Huh?

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    This (pretty cool) Introduction to Chess is just the beginning! Chess NYC's New copyrighted Head Start Curriculum is a "long time coming". Capitalizing on Children's universal interests and thereby ability to focus... ...Coaches are able to accelerate learning in a, REALLY, fun and engaging way.

    In most cases 4-6 weeks and they are up to tactic training with Chess NYC Pro's, Experts, Masters and Grandmasters.

    Took us a while to perfect but..."We got this".

  • Play N Go Taking Over NYC


    Chess NYC’s Play N Go events impact on a kids’ tournament play is beginning to “document.” These weekly Chess Leagues (along with inspirational prizes) also allow the occasional attendee to “drop-in” and play when they can. They provide a “sparring environment” and matches that “count” towards USCF Ratings, in a Chess Tournament setting, and it’s proving to be a brilliant approach to Championship preparation.

    Director, Michael Propper and Team provide pre-game training and the

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