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Featured in American Chess Magazine!

Lior Lapid was recognized on the cover of the prestigious American Chess Magazine, with two pages devoted to his exciting win in the first round of the 2016 Colorado State Championship!

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Exciting News!!

Congrats to PALS Chess Academy's online student Calvin for winning the K-6 Colorado State Chess Championship for the second year in a row! Click below to read more about his victory!

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Head Coach Lior

National Master Lior Lapid has over 20 years of experience teaching chess to kids. He is a former two-time scholastic National Champion and the 2015 and 2016 Colorado State Champion.

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What students say:

“Coach Lior has been a big help preparing me for tournaments and becoming a better chess player...He has helped me select specific openings and strategy that fit my style of play. And his lessons are always fun!”
- Calvin DeJong, Colorado K-6 State Champion

"I can't say enough wonderful things about Lior. He is an amazing coach and fantastic influence for my son. Lior makes chess fun; his humor and friendliness help kids to feel at ease even when he teaches difficult concepts. His brilliance and caring personality provide an exciting and safe atmosphere for children to learn and grow. I deeply appreciate his creative lessons sharing his immense passion and knowledge of the game, history, and all things "chess." If there is a "Chess Coach of the Year" award, I'd certainly vote Coach Lior!!"
- Cheri Burrer