Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids

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Chess Classes for 2021-2022 school year!
Congratulations to our advanced student (online group chess) Kent Slate for winning the Under 2000 Cherry Blossom Chess Classic. Kent scored a very impressive 6.5/7 points. Kent`s newest rating is about 1955 USCF.

Chess Link: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202105313122.3-15180666
2021 Virginia State K-5 Chess Co-Champion: Matthew Diao
2021 Virginia State Chess Championship: May 22-23:
K-5 Section:
Matthew: State Co-Champion
Ameya: 3rd Place
Owen: 4th Place

K-8 Section:
Chance: 4th Place and State Top Girl
Arjun: 7th Place

I want to thank the Lord for all the blessings that he has given me and to my chess school. For the last 6 years, I was able to produce state champions and top girls. Some of these students have represented Team USA in various international competitions. I’m so blessed to have this opportunity to study with these brilliant kids. I would like to thank the parents for all the trust they have given me through the years.

After the pandemic affected all of us, we stopped seeing each other in person and went to online group lessons.

Last Friday, I told them that we have already worked hard for about a year and these two days are no longer about preparation, instead this is all about performance. These kids have shown their competitive fire. I’m so proud of these kids` hard work, discipline, dedication, and determination.

To God be all the glory!
Advanced Lessons: Rook Endgames
Level 2: Intermediate: Monday Class: Removal of the Defender
Level 3: Wednesday and Friday Online Chess Classes for Advanced Students: Coach Joseph will discuss the importance of pawn play in undermining opponent`s pawn structure!
Joseph teaching online chess class to kids.
HI
Hello is there a tournament in Reston or close by could someone please send the details? Thanks in advance..

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids is an after-school chess program in South Riding and Ashburn for K-12 students.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their business hours. 08/15/2022

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their business hours.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their business hours.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their information in their About section. 09/28/2021

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their information in their About section.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their information in their About section.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their address. 09/28/2021

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their address.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their address.

09/06/2021

Chess Classes for 2021-2022 school year!

07/03/2021

Congratulations to our advanced student (online group chess) Kent Slate for winning the Under 2000 Cherry Blossom Chess Classic. Kent scored a very impressive 6.5/7 points. Kent`s newest rating is about 1955 USCF.

Chess Link: http://www.uschess.org/msa/XtblMain.php?202105313122.3-15180666

Mobile uploads 05/25/2021

2021 Virginia State K-5 Chess Co-Champion: Matthew Diao

Joseph and Matthew: Matthew finished as the 2021 Virginia State K-5 Co-Champion.

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 05/24/2021

2021 Virginia State Chess Championship: May 22-23:
K-5 Section:
Matthew: State Co-Champion
Ameya: 3rd Place
Owen: 4th Place

K-8 Section:
Chance: 4th Place and State Top Girl
Arjun: 7th Place

I want to thank the Lord for all the blessings that he has given me and to my chess school. For the last 6 years, I was able to produce state champions and top girls. Some of these students have represented Team USA in various international competitions. I’m so blessed to have this opportunity to study with these brilliant kids. I would like to thank the parents for all the trust they have given me through the years.

After the pandemic affected all of us, we stopped seeing each other in person and went to online group lessons.

Last Friday, I told them that we have already worked hard for about a year and these two days are no longer about preparation, instead this is all about performance. These kids have shown their competitive fire. I’m so proud of these kids` hard work, discipline, dedication, and determination.

To God be all the glory!

02/20/2021

Advanced Lessons: Important Rook Endgames

Advanced Lessons: Rook Endgames

02/18/2021

Level 1: Tuesday Class for Beginners

02/16/2021

Intermediate: Tuesday Class: Removal of the Defender

Level 2: Intermediate: Monday Class: Removal of the Defender

02/13/2021

Chess Class for Advanced Students

Level 3: Wednesday and Friday Online Chess Classes for Advanced Students: Coach Joseph will discuss the importance of pawn play in undermining opponent`s pawn structure!

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their phone number. 12/30/2020

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their phone number.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their phone number.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their website address. 12/29/2020

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their website address.

Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids updated their website address.

03/25/2020

While your kids are stuck at home during the coronavirus social distancing period, VA Commonwealth Chess Kids offers free trial online group chess classes (2 sessions) for kids Grades K-12. This online group classes are for BEGINNERS and INTERMEDIATE levels.

We offer highly-structured chess curriculum designed for students with zero chess knowledge all the way to the advanced level.

Our chess school has successfully produced state, national, and international champions. Some of our students have represented Team USA in world chess competitions.

Our successful online classes have served students across the United States and other Asian countries.

Join our winning tradition!

Schedules:
Beginners: Every Thursdays and Tuesdays at 5:30-7:45 pm
Intermediate: Every Mondays at 5:30-7:45 pm

***This offer is valid for new students only who have never been to any of our trial or formal classes before.

For reservation, please send an e-mail to: [email protected] or [email protected]
Call: 703-577-2320
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Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 03/25/2020

2020 Va State Chess Championship (March 7-8):
Stellar performances from our students:

K-3 Championship: Xander finished 3rd
K-3 Under 600: Sahaj finished 5th
K-5 Championship: Owen finished 2nd
K-5 Championship: Shaurya finished 3rd
K-5 Under 1400: Aaditya finished 1st
K-8 Championship: Kent finished 7th
K-8 Championship: Chance won the Va Top Girl
K-8 Under 1200: Kingston finished 4th

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 01/18/2020

Coding for Kids

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 01/17/2020

Coding Class

01/17/2020

Monday Group (Level 2 - Intermediate)

Photos from Dhruva Patil's post 09/21/2019

Congratulations Dhruva for finishing 12th Place in the World Cadet Championship in Beijing, China! Despite suffering from flu, Dhruva went on to finish the tournament and could have finished inside TOP 5 had he won the last round. We are proud of your effort!

08/12/2019

Congratulations Dhruva Patil for ranking 1st in the World! This is really a special achievement!

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 08/04/2019

Washington International: VC Chess Kids Results

Under 2200 Section:
Dhruva Patil (1975 USCF) scores 5/9 points in the Under 2200 Section winning $250. Dhruva beat WFM Anuprita (2160 USCF) in round 2 with the black pieces. Dhruva lost to players rated, 2140, 2200, 2100, 1900. He went on to win his last 3 remaining rounds beating Aadithya Pillai (1850), Kevin Su (1880), and Yogeshwar Sridhar (1900).

Anish Mariappan finished with 6/9 points and Ananya Ananth scores 5/9 points in the Under 1800 Section.

Congratulations to all our kids.
Fight Like Fischer!

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 08/01/2019

### Panamericano de Ajedrez de la Juventud 2019 - Guayaquil, Ecuador (2019 Pan American Youth Chess Championships)

There were 621 players across 11 sections or divisions by age groups (for male and female) from 25 countries and dependent territories represented. This was Brian's first time competing at Pan-Am. Competing in the age category of Under 12 (U12-A), he qualified as the Official Representative (OR) for the United States, earning this honor from his achievements. That said, there were also pressures and stress that came with that distinction as well.

With a starting rank of #18 out of 76 players in the U-12A section, Brian competed against players from the following countries during the course of the tournament: Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil, Colombia, and USA.

Highlights from the tournament: Brian drew against the #1 ranked U-12 player from Panama, won against the #3 ranked U-12 player from Colombia for the final round, and also won against the #3 ranked (and top seed in the section) U-12 player from Canada in the blitz tournament.

Brian played a good tournament overall but missed the chance to place for a medal; he did finished strong with 6/9 pts placing in the top 10 (#10) in the section, improving his standard FIDE rating.

He also participated in the Pan-Am FIDE Blitz tournament as a side event and improved his FIDE blitz rating as well.

This has been a good experience, honor, a learning opportunity, bonding time and further augments Brian's chess goals as he builds up his international experience and exposure.

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 07/22/2019

Another successful Summer Chess Camp: Endgame Strategy

Photos from Virginia Commonwealth Chess Kids's post 07/22/2019

Brian Tay will be competing and representing the United States in the ### Panamericano de Ajedrez de la Juventud: Guayaquil 2019 (2019 Pan American Youth Chess Championships) which runs from July 20 – 27 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Go Brian! Go USA!

07/18/2019

Congratulations to my student Dhruva Patil for being the highest ranked player in his age group in U.S. I’m so happy and proud studying with this kid since he was 4 years old.

06/17/2019

Congratulations to our Wednesday Group Student Barzin for winning 5/5 in the Under 2000 Continental Chess Tournament. Barzin was my student since he was a complete beginner and now inching closer to 2000 USCF rating. He won over $1000 over the weekend.

06/02/2019

Dhruva Patil

Great job Dhruva!

Amazing performance by Dhruva in International Chesskid chess tournament...Dhruva won individual Gold and Silver in Team. Below is Live commentary video.

06/01/2019

Good luck to our two students who will play today in the 1st Ever ChessKid Games!

Link to watch on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/chess on Saturday (June 1st) at 11:00 AM Eastern.

Article Link:
https://www.chess.com/news/view/1st-ever-chesskid-games-this-saturday
Go Brian and Dhruva!

Have fun in this special event!

chess.com 05/31/2019

1st Ever 'ChessKid Games' This Saturday

We are proud to announce that two of our students were invited to play in the 1st Ever ChessKids Games!

Let`s cheer for both Dhruva Patil and Brian Tay!

Link to watch on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/chess on Saturday (June 1st) at 11:00 AM Eastern.

Article Link:
https://www.chess.com/news/view/1st-ever-chesskid-games-this-saturday

chess.com Ten of the most talented American juniors and ten more child prodigies will partner up and face off in the inaugural "ChessKid Games" on June 1. The competition is the marquee event for ChessKid.com, the scholastic extension of Chess.com. The 20 players will form 10 teams of two players and will com...

05/28/2019

2019 Cherry Blossom Chess Festival: Under 2100 Section

Congratulations to our Prodigy Chess Program student Dhruva Patil (8 Yrs old) for finishing strong 3rd-4th with 5.5/7 points.

He entered the section as the youngest participant, but led for the most part of the tournament. At some point, Dhruva was 5/5 points, but lost the 6th round and drew the last round to the eventual champions.

Dhruva is currently rated 1965 USCF.

We are very proud of you!

Round 1: WON vs. Abhinav Mundayat (K6. National Champion) 2088 USCF
Round 2: WON vs. Anatoly Bishkek - 1946 USCF
Round 3: WON vs. CM Robert Forney - 2018 USCF
Round 4: WON vs. Roman Goldovsky - 2060 USCF
Round 5: WON vs. Eric Sheng Wu - 2019 USCF (2018 Spain World Cadet Championship Representative)
Round 6: Loss vs. Jonathan Xu
Round 7: DRAW vs. Eric Kurtz - 2070 USCF

05/20/2019

DMV FIDE Team Event: Round 1

Our team which is named THE PRODIGIES won their match against the TABIYA TECHNOLOGY 2.5-1.5 behind the wins provided by Ian Barruel and Dhruva Dinesh Patil. NM Jason Liang played the top board and drew with NM Collier. Ronen Wilson dropped his game against Victor Guzman.

Ian Barruel out calculated his veteran opponent in a highly tactical attack and counter attacking game.

8 year old Dhruva Patil won a textbook attack against Philip Newcomb.

05/08/2019

Annual MD Open:

Congratulations to our students!

Under 1500 Section:
1. Arad Badiee finished solo 1st with 4.5/5 points

Under 1900 Section:
1. Barzin Badiee finished strong 2nd with 4/5 points. Barzin is now over 1900 USCF.

2. Alan Jegan finished with 3.5/5 improving his rating to 1760 USCF.

Under 1700 Section:
1. Kent Slate finished with 3.5/5 points and has improved to 1530 USCF.

05/02/2019

Prodigy Chess Program: Advanced Wednesday Class. Friends and rivals meet up! Plenty of interesting match ups and quality games! Compete and learn with each other.

Welcome back Dhruva Patil in Virginia!

We are proud to share the accomplishments of these kids:
5 Individual State Championship Titles
2 Individual National Championship Titles
4 Top Girl Titles
1 Official Representative in the 2019 World Cadet Championship in China

04/23/2019

1st Colonial Open: Under 2100 Section:

Congratulations to our Wednesday Advanced student Barzin Badiee for finishing 2nd with 4/5 points. Barzin is few points away from crossing the 1900 USCF rating.

Videos (show all)

Advanced Lessons: Important Rook Endgames
Level 1: Tuesday Class for Beginners
Intermediate: Tuesday Class: Removal of the Defender
Chess Class for Advanced Students
Florida K-12: Congratulations to our little master Dhruva Patil (6 years old) for winning the tournament with a perfect ...
Dhruva Wins!

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42350 Tall Cedars Parkway
Ashburn, VA
20152

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