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London Chess Academy

We offer a distinctive approach to learning chess

Our online chess sessions are tailored for kids. Whether you're seeking fun, engaging challenges or a results-oriented approach that drives mastery,  guide them in learning the game, discovering strategies, and reaching their potential.

  • Unlimited phone & text consultations for chess practice 5 days a week to our members!
  • Select a learning approach that suits you: fun and engaging or results-oriented.
  • Purchase a package and get private lessons for just £40 each.
  • Under the Gold Membership program, group lessons start at £12 per lesson.
  • Free online and in person tournaments for our members.
  • Certification program available.
  • Our roster of coaches includes Fide Masters and Grandmasters.

Master the art of chess with our online coaching

Unlock your potential with our tailored one-to-one coaching and elevate your game! Whether you prefer private sessions or our dynamic group classes, everything is designed especially for you!

What Our Clients Say

See why our clients love us

Sara Klenoff's avatar
"Our 11-year-old son is in virtual group lessons and one-to-one sessions with Shir and other coaches at the academy. In two years, he has made significant progress and thoroughly enjoys learning and playing chess. Shir brings out the fun and enjoyment of playing chess, while learning life skills like winning and losing in a respectful way, along with concentration and thinking. I thoroughly recommend the London Chess Academy."

Sara Klenoff

Attorney at Barbri

Samantha Hailey's avatar
"My 11 year old son Ethan has been attending chess sessions with Shir for a couple of years. His chess has come on in leaps and bounds, and Shir has continued to stretch and challenge him throughout. He still looks forward to the classes every week and clearly has a lot of fun! I would highly recommend the club."

Samantha Hailey


Yoram Ashery's avatar
"Aside from her captivating smile, Shir exudes determination, brilliance, and resourcefulness with every lesson. Shir has significantly nurtured my love for chess and fuelled my passion and excellence in science and technology. By constantly challenging my curiosity, intellect, preparation, and self-belief, Shir deserves considerable credit for my achievements. She is so much more than a chess teacher - Shir is an exceptional life coach."

Yoram Ashery

CEO at Nostromo Energy

Behnoosh Farzam, DDS's avatar
"I have three children, 5, 7 and 10, who have benefited from Shir’s expertise in teaching chess, along with her passion for the game. They sit for hours with chess puzzles and their only complaint is that no lesson with Shir is long enough. What sets Shir apart is her patience and ability to bond with the students. I highly recommend her."

Behnoosh Farzam, DDS

UCLA School of Dentistry

Nurit Reder's avatar
"Shir is super professional and extremely pleasant to work with. She has a rare combination of kindness, intelligence and endless motivation. For more than a decade she has taught my son and I chess, combining theoretical knowledge with tactics, puzzles and studies. Through her professionalism and a significant tutoring presence, she delivers wonderful courses for students at all levels of their chess journey."

Nurit Reder

CEO at Mat-Pals

Idan Lavi's avatar
"Shir created strategic ways to teach children to improve their creativity, patience and tactical thinking. She also excels in pedagogical and professional methods of teaching, and she has a strong track record in organising and managing tournaments."

Idan Lavi

Manager of Herzliya Chess Club

Nirit ben Meir's avatar
"My son has been enjoying Shir’s chess club for two years and going. He calls it "training my brains". He became the best player in the family, gained new skills, learned to implement strategies, analyse the chess board and solve puzzles. Shir gives each student a personal attention and challenges them to achieve their highest potential."

Nirit ben Meir

Designer and Artist

Sarit Dupler's avatar
"I am delighted to recommend Shir and her team at the London Chess Academy. My oldest boy started three years ago and fell in love with chess, even persuading his friends to join the academy. Her passion and motivation for chess influence the children. My youngest child also joined the club. I can’t recommend Shir enough!"

Sarit Dupler

Eastern Medicine Senior Practitioner

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