Active Chess Experience for all Students via                               Communities Helping Educate Successful Scholars

Helping young minds discover possibilities via chess!

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.…is a group of  teachers, parents, and interested community leaders who recognize the importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills in every student using chess as the vehicle to teach these skills.  Remember that Chess is best played in the mind, not by the mouth.”    Local PTO leaders, parents or School Administrators can contact us to set up a face to face meeting in order to learn more.   


Consider this quote from T.H. White:
“The best thing for being sad, … is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. … That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.”  

FIDE, the world governing chess, states – Gens Una Sumus (We are One Family).  Because “We are One Family” take a moment to learn more about the vision of peace through sports Peace and Sport.   Our site continues to be a work in progress.  Please share your program ideas!  Also remember to be kind!  Thank you!

Playing ACES CHESS Unified Team – Reorganizing with a Vision

In a few weeks, current members of the Playing ACES CHESS K-12 Unified Chess Team made up of students from public, private and home school venues will be playing and studying chess virtually via ICC (Internet Chess Club).  Sometime later this fall Playing ACES CHESS will be having a series of tryout events for its K-12 …

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Think Like a King – Quotes of Inspiration

Leslie Lipshultz and her husband, developers of the Think Like a King system, over 15 years ago were the 1st to help schools for that matter communities begin the journey toward creating sustainable chess programs using  technology as both a skills training and club management system.   I began using using the Think Like a …

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Chess at Virginia Discovery Museum

From 1030 to 11:30 on Saturday 03 May the Virginia Discovery Museum was a buzz with chess activity for its young visitors and their parents.  Playing ACES CHESS in partnership with the Virginia Discovery Museum brought boards and clocks to introduce kids to chess.  Each child left with a Certificates (FINISHED) VaDiscoverMus2015-DRAFT and a copy …

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World Chess Championship to be held in the USA 2016

According to resources the current World Chess Champion, Magnus Carlsen from Norway, will defend is Chess Crown here in the United States.  The challenger will be the winner of a Candidates Tournament {to be held 1st Qtr 2016 (estimated 09 – 28 March)} with eight players ving for the chance: The runner-up of the 2014 World …

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