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Digital Classroom - Chess Training Camp

Our Digital Chess Training Camp is available to all students K-12. Daily lectures and lessons will continue every weekday through the 2020-2021 school year. Instruction offers a solid basic foundation, emphasizing the fundamental skills needed to begin a lifetime of learning in chess. Students can register and join at any time!


Guest Grandmaster Instructors (Fridays)


Scholarship Info

Alejandro Ramirez became a chess grandmaster at the age of 15 and gained international recognition playing in multiple Olympiads and World Championships before returning to his studies at the University of Texas in Dallas. He holds an M.A. in arts and technology, focusing on video game design.

Scholarship Info

Cristian Chirila is the coach and manager of the MU’s Chess team. Originally from Bucharest, Romania, Coach Chirila started playing chess as early as 5 years old. Chirila traveled the world to compete in chess tournaments and won his first national championship when he was 8 years old. He completed his Grandmaster title just before his 18th birthday. Soon after, he received an invitation to attend the University of Texas at Dallas on a chess scholarship. Here, he completed his BA in International Political Economy.
Grandmaster In Residence (Monday - Thursday)
Robert Hungaski (born 8 December 1987) is an American chess player and coach. He was awarded the title of grandmaster in 2013. He won a gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Chess Championship in Ecuador in 2007, won the New York International in 2011, the Amsterdam International in 2012, the Argentina Cup in Buenos Aires in 2015 and the Montevideo Blitz Open in 2018. He qualified to play in the Chess World Cup 2021, where he will face Velimir Ivić in the first round.


Time Focus Description
2:00 pm Grandmaster lesson Premium programming
3:00 pm Chess For Beginners Learn how to play
Opening Principles Grow your repertoire
4:00 pm History of Chess Learn how the game began
The Amateur's Mind Learn how to analyze moves
5:00 pm King Me Learn to attack/defend the king
Strategic Elements Improve game sense and intuition

Premium Student package allows access to daily premium programming provided by Grandmaster instructors covering more advanced ideas including:

  • Historic Games
  • Advanced Checkmate Patterns
  • Deep Opening Theory and Preparation
  • Positional Play and Sacrifices


  1 Month 3 Months
Premium Subscription $45 $90
Regular Subscription $30 $60




For any inquiries, please contact the Scholastics Department at: or (314) 669-5010