Welcome to the Chess Emporium


We are the best place for scholastic chess in Arizona. With clubs in hundreds of schools and two learning centers, we offer a one-stop environment for everything chess. Our programs offer students from kindergarten through adult a chance to learn about chess. We teach all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players.

Registration for our fall school chess clubs has started. Please register early. All of our school clubs have a student cap. Registration for school clubs is always first-come, first-serve.

Teaching our youth the valuable skill of Chess

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Youth Chess Classes in Phoenix


The Chess4Life program is divided into six levels from beginner to advanced. Prospective students are given an assessment to determine which level is best for them. Students graduate to higher levels as they demonstrate mastery of core concepts.

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About Us

The Chess Emporium was founded in 1993 in Phoenix, Arizona. Since that time, we have grown to become one of the nation's premier providers of scholastic chess tournaments and instruction. The Chess Emporium actively encourages the youth of the Phoenix area to play chess.

Our Locations

The Chess Emporium is pleased to offer two locations for your chess needs. We have a chess center located in North Phoenix at 32nd St and Shea Blvd and a chess center located in Tempe at Elliot Rd and McClintock Dr.