Frequenly Asked Questions

Have any questions? Ideas how we can improve?

Email us at

Parents get the same high-quality mentorship for their children as traditional private tutoring….without the drawbacks!  No more driving to tutoring centers, or tutors physically entering your home.  Being online allows ChessGuides to keep costs low, savings we pass on to parents.

Chess is a FUN medium for children to play and learn. Chess by nature requires the skills that help us succeed at life: critical thinking, time management, decision making and more.  In addition, chess clubs build social skills and provide new friends for children.

Once you sign up as a member, you will have a unique login to our chess portal, provided by ChessCoders.

Absolutely!  Our variable membership structure allows you to take as many courses with different Guides as you wish.

You do not have to use all your class credits each week. Class attendance is not required. Our membership structure allows us to offer quality private tutoring at a discount price. If you miss a class due to a scheduling conflict we are happy to reschedule you to a better time. We are here for the community.

Our classes and events are hosted on our private chess platform.  All classes enjoy ChessGuides customized themed lessons plans:

  • Puzzles and Historical Game Review

  • Classical and Modern Theory Discussion

  • Practical Advice

  • Live chess – basis for personalized coaching

Small group classes have a maximum of 24 students. Your classes are kept small by design to allow a personalized experience for each student. Most classes have under 10 students. Club-wide events are naturally not capped at 24 students.

Game with Guides is an exclusive ChessGuides benefit. Our Guides of all skill levels, from beginner to International FIDE Masters, will play chess games with club members, providing LIVE personal analysis and student-focused feedback. Students wishing to play the Guides during a session sign-up in advance. To give equal opportunity, sign-up to play in a 90-minute+ Games with Guides session counts as a weekly class credit; audience to a session is an exclusive free benefit to club members, and does not count as a class credit.

ChessGuides was founded to promote youth chess. If you cannot afford our most basic memberships we are happy to provide links to free coaching resources readily available on the internet. In addition, we also provide pro bono coaching lessons with our Guides when possible. Tournament entry requires membership due to prize structure. Contact us for more information.

We love to see chess bringing families together. If you have multiple children, or want a family membership, email us at and we will cater to your needs.

Sometimes our high-demand sessions, especially with Master players, fill up fast! If you are a Full or Premier Club Member, you receive guaranteed attendance to any ChessGuides event.