Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)

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8 - 14 yrs


Wed, May 5, 2021 - May 26, 2021


6:30pm - 7:30pm CDT




15 students

Class Experience

This class starts at 7:30pm ET (6:30pm CT, 5:30pm MT, 4:30pm PT).

For students who have completed at least one week of Novice Intermediate Chess, this class is geared towards

learning & applying tactical and positional strategies to gain a winning advantage. Students will learn how to solve

checkmate puzzles, identify strengths and weaknesses on the chessboard and gain experience in opening theory,

middle game, and endgame play.

This is a high energy chess class that involves singing, chanting and movement. During his 20+ years of teaching chess, Carlos has found this technique to be the most effective method for children to learn chess.

Instructor's bio:
A message from Carlos: Welcome to all those who love playing chess and all those who want to learn. We will be

training with fun practice chess tournaments, interactive chess puzzles, and chess movies! I look forward to playing

with all of you! I have been teaching chess full time for the last 20 years. I have taught chess to more than 10,000 students.

Many of my students train and participate in state and national chess championships. Some of my students have finished

first place in their states and in the nation. My teaching methodology caters to all learning styles covering the full range of

neuro-diversity. My classes are super fun and high energy, and incorporate singing, dancing, and chanting. Along with

chess, I love making music.

Education: Baruch College, Philosophy

Hometown: North Bergen, New Jersey

Favorite things:
Philosophical discussions
One of my favorite books - Synchronicity: Science, myth, and the trickster Combs, A., & Holland, M. (1990)

What parents are saying about this instructor:
Carlos is great with the kids and makes it interesting for my daughter. She looked forward to the classes every day.

We are in our 4th week with him.

Number of students: 12 to 15

Part of the Testing Mom Online Learning program.

How To Participate

You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.


4.8 out of 5

Based on 10 activity ratings

Dee I.

Mar 18, 2021


We love Mr Sanchez! He’s sooo knowledgeable!

Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

Connie O.

Jan 31, 2021


Mr. Sandwich (as he calls himself) is high energy and makes chess fun and exciting for the kids. My daughter loves his classes and tournaments, and relishes using her new skills against her cousins after learning new strategies.

Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

Yulia P.

Jan 21, 2021


My daughter loved the class. Instructor is very encouraging and helpful

Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

Vidya A.

Jan 7, 2021


It would be better if the instructor gives equal attention to all the kids.

Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

Jonathan M.

Dec 15, 2020


Gambit play and an instructor with a passion for teaching young chess masters.


7 days a week???? This class is so great.

Wed: Chess Champ Training Advanced (Grades 3-8)
Location: ONLINE | Instructor: Carlos

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