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What's New?

Head coach Lior Lapid won the 2015 Colorado Closed, making him this year's Colorado State Chess Champion! This tournament was a five-round round-robin featuring six of the strongest chess masters in Colorado. Click below for the final results:

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Upcoming Events

We're closing out the 2014-2015 school year with a bang! Come join our End of the Year Chess Extravaganza on Saturday, May 9 at Platte River Academy! Lior Lapid will direct the tournament and give a free chess lecture after its over. In addition, we will have an optional Bughouse competition and Chess Maze contest!

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Our Head Instructor

National Master Lior Lapid is the founder of PALS Chess Academy. He is a former two-time National Champion in the K-9 and K-12 divisions, and a three-time New Mexico State Champion overall. Lior has over 15 years of experience teaching chess to children, and he recently developed his own 30-lesson curriculum for scholastic chess instruction.

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PALS Chess

 PALS Chess

Play, Achieve, Learn, Succeed

Great News! Head Coach Lior Lapid won the Colorado Closed, held from April 10-12, 2015, and is now the 2015 Colorado State Chess Champion!

"Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe" --Indian Proverb