Rephrasing Mark Twain, the difference between
a coach and a good coach is the same
as between a lightning-bug and lightning.


Chess is a natural way to teach critical thinking, planning, and decision making. Our program uses chess to unleash students’ hidden intellectual potential by developing logic and imagination, self-confidence and focus, strategic thinking and creativity, speed and clarity of mind. Our trainees hone these life skills while playing and enjoying one of the world’s oldest games.
Our Chess Program is for students who are looking for high quality and measurable results.

Dr. Aleksandr Kitsis draws on his many years of chess playing and teaching experience to offer an intellectually stimulating and logically progressing chess learning program.

  • National Chess Master
  • 2300+ rated player, rated among the top 1% of U.S. chess players
  • Professional Coach with over 25 years of experience in the USA and USSR
  • Author of chess books and articles
  • His students won over 650 awards in the local, state, regional, and national competitions, including the 1998 World Open (U2200 section) and the 2007 and 2008 SP World Open for Girls.

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