Chess

Course Overview

Available To: Ages 6-18

Available As: Online Lessons and Tournaments

Welcome to one of Extra Ed’s best-kept secrets…our Chess programs are run by Chess Pros with years of acclaimed player and teaching experience. Now our popular Chess Programs are online so Extra Ed players can play with players everywhere.

Chess Lessons

Lessons are offered for 6 skill levels starting with an introduction to the board, game, and pieces at Level 1 and advancing to Level 6 for competitive strategy where players learn about the chess mindset, opening theory, and endgame play.

The descriptions of each level on the Chess Lessons page will help you identify your level. If you aren’t sure where you fit, no need to Adjourn play, our Chess Pros are happy to speak with you and place you. We’ll also be sure you’re with people your age so new friends are made along the way.

Chess Tournaments

Extra Ed’s Chess Tournaments are offered every Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer at 10 AM and 2 PM. Here players at all levels test their skill through a series of games and receive a rating by the Chess Federation of Canada, Canada’s official rating agency.

Our Pros also offer a post-tournament game analysis of the top board, so learning keeps going for Extra Ed’s Kings and Queens of Chess.

An Extraordinary Education

  • Chess develops strategic and tactical thinking
  • Chess transcends language, age, race, religion, politics, gender, and income
  • Chess builds character, self-esteem, and a sense of self