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Baltimore, Maryland & Virtual

Teaching Value

One Pawn at a Time

The Board Room Chess

Teaching Value

One Pawn at a Time

About Us

About Us

Our Programs


Our Programs

Become A Member

Become A Member

WHO WE ARE

Strengthening Communities & Educating Our Youth

The Board Room – Chess, is based out of Baltimore, MD and proudly serves school-based programs, after-school programs, virtual programs, and summer camps. Please like us on Facebook, join our mailing list, and contact us with any questions or comments.

Our Mission

The Board Room – Chess, defining purpose and strengthening values, self esteem and integrity one pawn at a time. We are committed to creating safe spaces where Baltimore City youth can meet to learn, excel and interact with others playing the thinking sport of chess. All children regardless of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender or religion has a right to  access to learning opportunities that will enable them to succeed.  We use the game of chess as a tool to promote and develop critical thinking skills and better decision making. Chess and life skills are combined to help youth plan, strategize and make better life choices. It's win, draw or learn. If you see a good move, look for a better one. Working together with community partners we equip and empower youth in underserved communities   through co-curricular educational initiatives and programs that are youth focused. We envision youth with high self esteem, and good sportsmanship, capable of making positive decisions and showing respect and responsibility to all. 

The Board Room Chess

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Treating Depression

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The game of chess has been said to be very similar to life. Each day we are faced with challenges, setbacks and choices. It is very important that when the time arrives, the best decisions are made.  The game of chess requires patience and is won when players make good decisions. Life's successes also comes when we make good decisions. At the Board Room we place a great emphasis on making good decisions, teamwork, good sportsmanship, respect of authority and maintaining a level of self esteem.

“Every chess master was once a beginner.” – Irving Chernev


30+

Years of Experience

12

Chess Coaches

45+

Youth Learning Chess

1510

Changed Lives

The Board Room Chess

Chess Lessons

The Board Room - Chess offers lessons at all levels.

Beginners start at age 6. Beginners learn the names and movements of each piece. They also learn how to set and arrange the playing board.

Intermediate players have been playing for 2-5 years. They may not have a FIDE rating but they are well on their way to being rated. Our intermediate players are able to spot game situations sooner than beginners and are able to defend and attack with more thought. Mistakes commonly made by beginners are no longer made at this level.

***These lessons are for a fee that will be discussed during our consultation***

The Board Room Chess

Chess Lessons

The Board Room - Chess offers lessons at all levels.

Beginners start at age 6. Beginners learn the names and movements of each piece. They also learn how to set and arrange the playing board.

Intermediate players have been playing for 2-5 years. They may not have a FIDE rating but they are well on their way to being rated. Our intermediate players are able to spot game situations sooner than beginners and are able to defend and attack with more thought. Mistakes commonly made by beginners are no longer made at this level.

***These lessons are for a fee that will be discussed during our consultation***

The Board Room Chess

Summer Programs

During the summer months The Board Room Chess club partners with several neighborhood organizations to provide Summer Enrichment activities for the youth. Some of the topics discussed and activities provided are Identify and managing stress, cultural experiences, exposure to new ideas and activities, art, emotional, social, physical wellness, and learning a developing chess skills. To find out more about what we have planned for this upcoming summer, please click the button below.

The Board Room Chess

Summer Programs

During the summer months The Board Room Chess club partners with several neighborhood organizations to provide Summer Enrichment activities for the youth. Some of the topics discussed and activities provided are Identify and managing stress, cultural experiences, exposure to new ideas and activities, art, emotional, social, physical wellness, and learning a developing chess skills. To find out more about what we have planned for this upcoming summer, please click the button below.

The Board Room Chess

Virtual Lessons

The Board Room - Chess offers lessons at all levels. The pandemic took us all into seclusion. However, it did not stop us.

Our Saturday lessons are Virtual and International!

All skill levels are welcomed to join us on Saturdays from 11 am to 12 pm EST. Click the button below to register.

The Board Room Chess

Virtual Lessons

The Board Room - Chess offers lessons at all levels. The pandemic took us all into seclusion. However, it did not stop us.

Our Saturday lessons are Virtual and International!

All skill levels are welcomed to join us on Saturdays from 11 am to 12 pm EST. Click the button below to register.

The Board Room Chess

Become A Member

We have an amazing range of club activities. From weekly game play time to planned programming. We are committed to ensure a fun and safe experience for all. Each member receives a t-shirt and chess journal. Members also receive priority registration at our live events.

The Board Room Chess

Become A Member

We have an amazing range of club activities. From weekly game play time to planned programming. We are committed to ensure a fun and safe experience for all. Each member receives a t-shirt and chess journal. Members also receive priority registration at our live events.

WE HAVE BEST TEAM

Meet Our Chess Coaches

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We think it’s really important that clinicians have a mixture of clinical skill and human qualities that mean you can place your trust in them. We interview every potential partner in person before we agree to work with them, as well as carrying out rigorous background checks.


Director

WE HAVE BEST TEAM

Meet Our Chess Coaches

Founder & Director

TESTIMONIALS

What Our Parents Say

“I found the staff professional and kind, explaining the process to me every step of the way. I understand myself more clearly now and have begun to make positive changes in my life. There was such a high level of customer service.”

Kate Moriss

Clinical Neurology

“I found the staff professional and kind, explaining the process to me every step of the way. I understand myself more clearly now and have begun to make positive changes in my life. There was such a high level of customer service.”

John Nickelson

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CONTACTS

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Baltimore, Maryland

410-962-8540

CONTACTS

Drop Us A Line

We think it’s really important that clinicians have a mixture of clinical skill and human qualities that mean you can place your trust in them. We interview every potential partner in person before we agree to work with them, as well as carrying out rigorous background checks.

Baltimore, Maryland

410-962-8540

Teaching Value One Pawn at a Time.

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410-962-8540

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