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In Honor of our Dear Friend and Teacher, Richard Gentner
On the morning of October 15, we were saddened to hear that our beloved instructor Richard Gentner passed away on October 14. We were devastated to lose our longest-tenured instructor who was with us from our beginning in 2007. Richard taught hundreds of students at sister schools Yulupa and Strawberry. When students graduated from Yulupa […]
David E. Hill
David E. Hill, Chess Instructor, Par Excellence 1/16/68 – 10/18/18 My memories of David were that he was a gentle soul with a kind heart. David was well liked by all the chess instructors and especially the students he taught to play chess. I worked with David in several classes and witnessed first hand his […]
Thank you, Richard, for over “10 years of Chess for Kids” Service!
Richard Gentner has been with Chess For Kids for over 10 years! Two of his students, Haley and Jake, gave this “Trophy” to Richard at their most recent class:
The Queen of Katwe visits Chess For Kids
From THE PRESS DEMOCRAT: Phiona Mutesi, whose aptitude for the game of chess took her from an impoverished African slum and transformed her into the Queen of Katwe, the subject of a Hollywood movie, shared the inspiring story of her life Saturday with a group of young students in Rohnert Park. “Chess has given me […]
SOLD OUT: Meet the real Queen Of Katwe!
The real “Queen Of Katwe”, Phiona Mutesi, is coming to Santa Rosa to visit interested Chess Club For Kids members and family. We are also very fortunate to have Robert Katende , and Benjamin Mukumbya as well. Attending this event will be a life inspiring moment your family will remember forever, as Phiona’s real life story […]
We’re Hiring for the next School Year
We’re always growing and always looking for people who are good with kids and love chess. Join us!
Grandmasters Akobian & Petrosian play Sonoma County Chess For Kids Students
On Monday, June 6th 2016, Sonoma County’s Chess Club for Kids play two of the best chess players in the world! Sonoma County’s Chess For Kids gives a big THANK YOU to Tigran Petrosian, Varuzhan Akobian and to orgnaizer Thomas Southerland who donated all proceeds to our Chess for Kids’ scholarship program. Petrosian, who is […]
$3 Pocket Chess Books
Instant Download Designed for kids. Adults love them too Each pocket book is a highly optimized set of lessons that fits elegantly in your pocket. Anyone can learn from the picture based lessons while supporting text builds your chess vocabulary and deeper understanding. Download -> Print -> Fold Read -> Learn -> Share!
CHESS FOR KIDS, Inc is a United States Chess Federation Affiliate, carries liability insurance, was featured in the Press Democrat in December 2007. We are dedicated to bringing the benefits of chess to as many young people as possible in Sonoma County. Over 2,000 children have participated in CHESS FOR KIDS instructional chess classes in […]