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

….is a group of  teachers, parents, and interested community leaders who recognize the importance of developing critical and creative thinking skills in every student by using chess as the vehicle to teach these skills.  Remember that Chess is best played in the mind, not by the mouth. In other words act, don’t just talk!”, Founders of Playing ACES CHESS.   To help us expand the program please consider a donation.  Please go to our program funding page to learn more.  The website is designed to be easy to use and logical to understand.  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 honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. 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.”  


Our site continues to be a work in progress.  Please share your program ideas!  Also remember to be kind!

Charlottesville OPEN – Around the Corner

July 19 – 20, 2014        24th Annual Charlottesville Open 5 round Swiss System   Game/90 5″ delay      2 Sections:  Open and Under 1700 A Virginia Chess Federation Event     VCF membership is required only for VA residents.   Win year end prizes     A VCF Tour Cup Event    $2000 in prizes …

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Chess Sets Donation Requested

In May 2014 the Virginia Scholastic Chess Association (VSCA) eld a K-12 scholastic chess event at Monticello HS.  After the event the Founder of Playing ACES CHESS, Nate Szejniuk, met with the Director of the Virginia Scholastic Chess Association to inquire about the donation of tournament quality chess sets to support the growth of area …

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Unified Chess Team to Meet of the Summer

The initial members of the Playing ACES CHESS Unified Chess Team who have been working with  Bill Su, President UVA Chess Club/Members Chess Team as their Team Coach will be meeting over the summer with Mr. Nate, Founder Playing ACES CHESS to continue to develop their skills as individuals and as a team.   Please …

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Summer 2014 Chess Events – Charlottesville

Charlottsville Parks & Recreation (Summer Camp Chess Club – 2014) In the first ever collaboration to provide chess as part of the Charlottesville Parks and Recrreation is allowing Playing ACES CHESS to provide a chess club for both 4th – 6th and 7th – 9th graders as part of their 5=five (5) week summer camp program.  Playing …

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