How to Choose Classes

We’ve been teaching chess for several years in the Seattle area, and offer many programs tailored to a wide variety of students. Our menu of classes can be confusing, so here are some tips to help narrow your focus.

By Rating

Use your student’s chess rating and these general guidelines to choose an appropriate class.

Rating Suggested Class Length
Unrated to 700 Beginner Classes (see schedule) 45 min
700 – 1100 Booster Classes (see schedule) 50 min
1100 – 1400 Intermediate Classes (see schedule) 60 min
1400 and up Advanced and High Performance (see schedule)

By Location

We have two teaching locations. Use these links to see the current calendar of events for each office.

State Training

Click here for our State Training calendar

Rating Suggested State Training
up to 1300 Seattle with NM Sinanan
1250 and up Redmond with IM Orlov


“Quads” are small, fun, rated tournaments of 4-6 players grouped together by similar ability. They provide an excellent chance to have fun, hone your skills and advance your rating.