Chess Lessons and Chess Club

Chess Levels and Curriculum
  • Beginners

Students learn how the pieces move, castling, what is a check, check mate and stalemate, chess notation, value of pieces.​

  • Novice

Students learn basic principles of chess, basic check mates and openings.​

  • Challenger

This level continues to expand on basic principles with emphases on chess tactics. We expand students knowledge of the e4 openings and attacking chess.

  • Intermediate

Students learn the transition from the opening to the middle game, middle game strategies and basic endgame theory.​

  • Tournament Prep

This level is for students that constantly play in USCF rated tournaments. We further extend the knowledge of the openings, middle and endgame. Our instructors perform student's game analyses.

  • Advanced

This level is for students with higher USCF ratings. We further extend the knowledge of the openings, middle and endgame. Our instructors perform student's game analyses.

Our recent achievements


February 17th, 2018 - Ayan Dalmia won 1st place at Central Jersey Chess Tournament in Princeton winning 4 out of 4 games in U600 section

December  2016

Gregory Gentile won 1st Place Trophy at PS6 Chess Tournament in NYC

Aanav Shah got 1st Place at the tournament in Princeton, NJ  

Congrats to Wizards Students!

2016, Nov 20th - NJ State Chess K-12 Grade Championship in Lincorft, NJ.


WizKids Academy got

1st Place Team Championship trophy.

In individual placement Ryan and Florina Zhu, Denis and Lev Koganov, Ben, Davin and 
Ethan Murkis, Aanav Shah all got top trophies. We are proud of our players  - Great 
performance in this tough tournament. 

Wizards of the Mind is an affiliate of the US Chess Federation 

Wizards of the Mind chess school and club was founded in 2001. Over the years thousands of children went through our school. Many of our children became highly rated USCF players and participated in various domestic and international competitions including Nationals, World Championships and PanAm games. Every year students from our club participate in New Jersey State Championships achieving excellent results.  

Our Chess Classes are held on Saturdays. Please check our schedule for an exact time. 

Ayan Dalmia - 1st place in Central Jersey Chess Tournament. Feb 17th, 2018

Wizards of the Mind Tournaments

Our club runs very popular USCF rated chess tournaments that attract kids from all parts of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Please see the Wizards of the Mind tournament history on the US Chess Federation website. Please see our tournament page.