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Actively engages higher-order thinking through a series of puzzles and move-by-move analysis that develop knowledge building, comprehension and evaluation skills.


Online Video

National Master and four-time Colorado State Chess Champion Lior Lapid offers high-quality, affordable, and fun live chess lessons via Zoom. The first lesson is always free.

Group Lessons

Starting at $15 per student, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly one-hour lessons are available for homeschoolers and groups.

Chess Club

Our scholastic chess clubs in the Greater Denver Area typically last for one hour before or after-school.  We equally divide time between group lessons and supervised playing.

Summer Camps

Our most fun and most popular chess learning experience of the year, a PALS Summer Chess Camp is sure to be one of the highlights of your child’s entire summer!

Chess Tournaments

PALS Chess Academy runs monthly K-8 chess tournaments in three divisions:  K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.  Your children won’t want to miss this fun, friendly and motivating experience!