A wonderful place for kids to learn and play chess! In addition to weekly classes and tournaments, Vancouver Chess School does a great job of organizing and running the Regional qualifiers and the Grade Provincials. In 2019, the Chess'n Math Association, in collaboration with Vancouver Chess School, organized the Grade Nationals (Canadian Chess Challenge) which was hosted in Vancouver for the first time. My kids participated in the past couple Nationals (the 2021 version was held online due to the pandemic), and they really enjoyed it! Each time, VCS organized training sessions for Team BC, provided the kids with uniforms (which they loved), and went above and beyond to make sure the team was cohesive and ready to checkmate! Maxim and Gyan, the main organizers, are both extremely dedicated and supportive, and VCS programs/events are always well-organized and professional.

C Wu

Jul 9, 2021

This is an exceptional chess school that helped my child develop an incredible passion in the field of chess. The instructors are all engaging and helpful. There are many camps, tournaments, and other chess related activities for the kids to do. Also, the online website is very well developed in providing many exercises for the kids to practice at home. Overall, I'm glad that I decided to enroll my kid and will highly recommend this chess school.

Paul Du

Jul 8, 2021

Veronica learned a ton from all the teachers who were there teaching during the training sessions of the Canadian Chess Challenge. It was all incredibly useful and they provided many resources to help the students.

Veronica Guo

Jul 6, 2021

I represented team BC at the 2021 Canadian Chess Challenge, tying for first place in my section. Gyan and Jeremy at VCS were incredibly professional, organizing countless training sessions for Team BC, with excellent material and helpful advice. Gyan's organization was amazing - he always stayed on top of everything. I never had to worry about any logistics, allowing me to focus 100% of my effort on playing my best.

Patrick Huang

Jul 6, 2021

A great chess school. Our kid Leon attended his very first chess tournament in this school three years ago and now won his provincial champion and represent BC to win his first national champion. For the Canadian Chess Challenge 2021, the school offered special trainings for the BC team including chess tactics and practices as well as team spirits, my kid learned not only chess but also team work. Thanks a lot for the school and thanks a lot for the coach/organizer.

Leon Gong

Jul 5, 2021

My son started chess class at VCS 2 years ago and had loads of fun. The chess school arranges class systematically and strategically which ensures the kids build up solid foundation for the next level. I recommend the school for kids who enjoy brainy activities and challenges.

Xuejing Liu

Jun 8, 2021