Chess – is philosophy of life     
Vasyl Ivanchuk   

Services and schedule

Groups are formed by age indicators, the level of play and psychological characteristics of each child.

At the first lesson the child is tested and determined in the group that is most suitable for her, then - with the improvement - can be moved to a more strong group.

Each group contains no more than 10 people. Classes are held 2 times a week.

In training 4- digit groups and above children are additionally involved in computer class.

During summer and winter vacations tournaments are held.

1. For the smallest

The optimal age to start learning chess is 4-6 years. During this period, children easily acquire new things. The most famous grandmasters started playing at this age.

Schedule: Monday, Wednesday:

17.30 to 18:30 - Teacher Derega R. J.

Preparation for «Young chess player»

For children from 7 to 13 years.

Transition from the preparatory group "Young chess player" to teaching and training group of chess school and further improvement is necessary to pass tests according to the program of the first year.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday:

16:00 to 17:00 - Teacher Buturyn V. S.

16:00 to 17:00 - Teacher Derega R. J.

17:00 to 18:00 - Teacher Nester І.І.

Educational and Training group for 2-3 years of learning № 1

It involved children who completed first year program, passed tests in researched topics of first year and have category of chess above the fourth.

Schedule: Tuesday, Thursday:

17:30 to 18:30 - Teacher Buturyn V. S.

Educational and Training group for 4-5 years of learning № 2

It involved children who have category of chess above the second.

For kids who want to improve faster, we can offer individual lessons.

For Candidates for the masters of sports and masters

At the beginning of the school year coaches will conduct lectures and individual sessions in order to find out the level of training. After that a system will be selected according to which the school session will be held (Botvinnik’s, Petrosian’s or Halifman’s training methods), from 2 to 4 times a year.


  • Derega R. J. - first level chess.
  • Nester І.І. – a chess master, master of Sports of Ukraine.
  • Buturyn V. S.- a chess master, master of Sports of Ukraine.


Coaches working on: how to improve the level of student? What is the best way to play white? Which strategy to choose in black? These questions will never get unambiguously answers. Literacy coach not only explains the students the basics, but also helps them to develop their own style of play, increase general understanding of chess, the development of combinational vision.


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