All Chess NYC Programs are online now. We will not convene until we are certain that the circumstances are 100% safe.

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The City is closed, but Chess NYC will "school ya"!

Sign up for a one-time $36 Personal Evaluation & Instruction for recommended placement!



Summer Online Sessions AS LOW AS $12 PER HOUR AND LESS!: Hourly, Daily, and Weekly options



These Special Camps are run by New York City's #1 Provider of excellence in lessons, classes, games, gamesmanship, and Chess Mentorship. From beginners to highly advanced play (and everything in between), you may enjoy the same support and fun that Chess NYC students do in Schools, Parks, and our own local "brick and mortar."

Check out our partners, Camp Williamsburg and Brain Bowls!


* As always, Financial Assistance is available to all group programs.
Now is the time to stick together



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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