Chess Cubs is an online chess tuition platform for kids. It has a paid membership format and it includes weekly classes with world-class coaches.

To join, you only have to register and select how you'd like to pay for the membership. The costs are £159/month, £394/quarter, or £1486/year. Your membership includes weekly one-hour lessons and access to the Chess Cubs community.

Once you are a member, you will be able to choose your preferred time and date for the lessons. Chess Cubs will later match you with a coach that is available in that specific schedule. The global team of coaches in Chess Cubs are professionals with years of experience and many awards in chess competitions. 

Additionally, and if you live in the United Kingdom, you can opt for in-person lessons instead of online. Every week on the same day and time, your kid will meet with their coach for an hour to learn and practice chess.

Furthermore, over time kids will develop their own network of peers. Chess Cubs match them with other similar kids to have real-world playing experiences and friendly competitions.


  • Membership: Paid Community
  • Year Founded: 2015
  • Founders:

    Rich Dampare Smartt

  • Online Group: No
  • Job board: No
  • Language: English
  • Method: In Person, Virtual


Lessons from world-class coaches:
The global community of coaches in Chess Cubs is good both with kids and in chess. They deliver weekly chess classes for kids, teaching them how to play and having fun with it.

Flexible schedule:
When you register, you will be able to select your preferred time and date for the lessons. Chess Cubs will later match you with a coach that is available at that specific time.

Participate in a community of chess enthusiasts:
Besides the weekly lesson, as a member of Chess Cubs, your kid will naturally develop a network of fellow peers. They will join friendly competitions and accumulate real-world playing experience.

Included in Free Version

Before you commit to the classes, you can participate in a 7-day free trial to see if the community is a good fit for you.


No requirements.



Lessons happen every week. At the time of registration, you can choose your preferred time and date and Chess Cubs will match you with an available coach. You can also choose if you want to take the lessons virtually or in person. For in-person lessons, you have to be based in England.

Learning Events

Chess Cubs has a wide range of coaches that are good both with kids and in chess. The global team of coaches is professional FIDE-rated players, certified FIDE trainers, and master-level competitors, and they come from different places around the world. Every weekly lesson will take usually an hour. However, if your kid is new to chess, is recommended for the first lesson to be around 45 minutes.

Networking Events

Chess Cubs allows kids to develop their own network of chess enthusiast peers. They will have real-world learning experiences against other students of the community. Chess Cubs match kids in these competitions accordingly to ensure a friendly competition.


"My six-year-old started as a complete beginner and instantly loved it. Richard is a wonderful teacher: welcoming, patient, and kind with the children. He observes each child’s progress closely and adjusts the weekly lessons accordingly, always giving feedback to parents at the end of the session. My son thoroughly enjoys both the game (he now regularly plays with a neighbor) and the classes.” —Nina

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