“Coach Lior is a big help preparing me for tournaments. His lessons include a lot of chess history and they are always fun!”
Calvin de Jong, two-time K-6 Colorado State Champion
FOUNDER AND HEAD COACH, NATIONAL MASTER
Lior Lapid is a four-time Colorado State Champion, two-time former National Champion (K-9 and K-12 divisions) and a three-time New Mexico State Champion. With 20 years of experience teaching chess in schools, Lior has trained state and national elementary school champions.
YEAR-ROUND CHESS CLASSES
PALS Chess Academy offers year-round chess instruction to children in the Greater Denver Area.
Our scholastic chess clubs typically last for one hour before or after-school. We equally divide time between group lessons and supervised playing
News & Updates
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!
On January 18-19, PALS Online Academy student Calvin DeJong won the K-6 Colorado State Championship with a perfect 6-0 score for the second year in a row! Congratulations to Calvin for yet another impressive performance!!
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...