Chess Lessons and Chess Club
Chess Levels and Curriculum
Students learn from the very beginning. This class teaches students how all the chess pieces move, castling, checks, checkmates, the value of pieces, and chess notation.
Students learn the basic principles of chess, basic checkmates, stalemates, mating with a few pieces, introduction to openings, attacking and defending pieces.
L3. Novice Plus
Students emphasizes the basic principles of chess, learn basic checkmate patterns, basic openings, introduction to chess tactics, solving mate in 1 puzzles.
This level continues to expand on basic principles, emphasizes the study of various chess tactics. We expand the students knowledge of the King's pawn (e4) openings and attacking chess.
Students learn the 3 phases of the game: opening, middlegame, and endgame. Emphasizes the study of middlegame strategies, and covers basic endgame theory. Students expand their knowledge of popular King's pawn (e4) openings and continue working through tactical exercises.
L6. Tournament Prep
This level is for students that consistently play in USCF rated tournaments. We further extend the knowledge of the openings, learning Queen's pawn (d4) openings, expand on middlegame strategies and endgame theory. Our coaches perform student's game analysis.
This level is for students with higher USCF ratings. We further dive into opening theory, developing each students' opening repertoire. Emphasis on middlegame strategies, and deeper dive into endgame theory. Our coaches perform student's game analysis.
Wizards of the Mind
is an affiliate of the US Chess Federation
Wizards of the Mind Chess Club was founded in 2001. Over the years, we have had thousands of children come through our chess school. Many of our children became highly rated USCF players and participated in various domestic and international competitions including Nationals, World Championships and Pan-Am Olympiads. Every year students from our chess club participate in the 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
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
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 Lincroft, 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.