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This group has something for every current and future chess player, regardless of skill level. We welcome everyone of all ages, from beginner to master!

For those new to the game, wanting to return to it, or who want their children to learn the game, I offer group instruction at the rate of $5 per person per lesson. Through a series of three two-hour lessons, I take you through all the basics on an interactive wall demonstration board (you do not need to bring your own board and set) and provide accompanying handouts for each lesson. Lessons are offered at our once or twice monthly Saturday at 3 pm meetups at Fluid Coffee Bar (501 E. 19th Avenue). Please check the "Our calendar" link on the left side of the main page for the full event schedule, as these meetups are generally posted a few weeks in advance. Each lesson builds off of the previous one, so new members need to take the lessons in order from 1 to 3 to get the most out of my instruction. 

In addition to the beginners' lessons, we feature open play at these Saturday meetups, where more experienced players can play casual and friendly games against each other while I am teaching the newer players. Members play both blitz and slow games here, though we do not offer rated games.

We also have a biweekly meetup on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm at Coffee at The Point (710 E. 26th Avenue) for those who want more chances to play; lessons are not offered at these events but many players are willing to help and analyze during games. We have players ranging from beginner to USCF Master strength in the group, so there will always be people at a similar level to you. If you come for games, please try to bring a board and set (and clock if desired, though one is not necessary) so that we have enough for everyone.

Whether you are new to the game, played it long ago, or have been playing for years, chess can become a lifelong hobby. I have taught chess for over 20 years here in Colorado and I am willing to discuss individual lessons for you and/or your children. Come join us for a game - it's your move!

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We welcome all ages and skill levels, with lessons and friendly games at our events.

Recent Meetups

  • April 22 · 3:00 PM

    Late April chess - lesson 1

    6 Kings and Queens | 4.00

    Today we'll start the lesson cycle over again with the first of the three lessons, so if you're new to chess or want to start fresh, this is the time to come and begin... Learn more

  • April 19 · 7:00 PM

    Third Wednesday chess

    3 Kings and Queens | 3.00

    Welcome to Wednesday night chess!  We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at a great coffee shop located right on the eastern edge of downtown where it... Learn more

  • April 1 · 3:00 PM

    Early April chess, lesson 3

    8 Kings and Queens | 4.00

    We'll try to have two meetups in April, and this will be the first one.  It is time for lesson 3, all about the middlegame and endgame.  This time you'll learn how to... Learn more

  • March 18 · 3:00 PM

    March chess part 2, lesson 2

    6 Kings and Queens | 4.00

    Join us for our second meetup this month!  We'll do lesson 2 today, all about the opening part of the game.  Come and learn how to get off to a good start in order to... Learn more

  • March 15 · 7:00 PM

    Third Wednesday chess

    3 Kings and Queens | 4.00

    Welcome to Wednesday night chess!  We meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at a great coffee shop located right on the eastern edge of downtown where it... Learn more

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  • David Costantino founded Learn to Play Chess!

    on January 19

Founded Jan 19, 2011

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