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This group offers something for every current and future chess player. We are an open, friendly, safe and welcoming group. We encourage everyone of all ages and skill levels from beginner to grandmaster to join us!
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 3 three-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, but you are welcome to if it helps you learn better) and provide accompanying handouts for each lesson. Lessons are offered at our Saturday afternoon meetups, which happen once or twice per month. Please check the "Upcoming events" section on our main page for the schedule, as these meetups are posted a few weeks in advance. Each lesson builds off of the previous one, so new members need to take the three lessons in sequence to get the most out of my instruction. Please arrive promptly so we can get started on time. In addition to beginners' lessons, we feature open play at these Saturday meetups, where more experienced players can play friendly games while I am teaching the newer players. Members play both blitz and untimed games here, though we do not offer USCF-rated games.
We also have an online home (, as well as lots of other recurring in-person meetups on our calendar in all different parts of the Denver metro area and on various days of the week, so there should be always be a meetup that works for you. Lessons are not offered at any of these other events, but many players are willing to help and analyze during games. We have players ranging from beginner to USCF Master in the group, so there will always be people at a similar level to you. If possible, please bring a board and set (and clock if desired, though one is not necessary) so that we have enough for everyone.
IMPORTANT: you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend any of our events. Information about mask policies at each individual venue can be found on the event listings.
Whether you are new to the game, played it long ago, or have been playing for years, chess can be a lifelong hobby. I have taught chess for over 25 years here in Colorado and I am willing to discuss individual lessons as well. Come join us for a game - it's your move!

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