About Us


Our Vision
We are a chess club founded on chess principles. We serve with integrity and compassion for our community, our nation and our world. We have established a reputation for teaching students with the utmost level of dignity and respect. We are recognized for our dedication to academic and excellence and mentoring and support. Our environment inspires maximum participation and promotes personal satisfaction.
Our Commitments
  • Influencing generations by the power of our vision and by modeling the way. 
  • Being accountable for our every word and action. 
  • Treating each other with dignity and respect. 
  • Encouraging personal growth by developing and empowering our students. 
  • Improving the organization by improving ourselves. 
  • Capitalizing on our strength of ethnic diversity and teamwork.
Our Focus 
  • Be the industry leader in what we do. 
  • Operate the business professionally and efficiently. 
  • Have a competent, responsible people building a strong team. 
  • Support our partners and members to achieve their potential. 
  • Increase communication and information.
Our Mission

As an educational organization it is our mission to provide quality chess lessons to children and youth. Create an environment students can exercise their talents and develop into chess players of excellent caliber and character.

Our Service
We provide service by
  • Group Classes
  • Tournaments
  • Weekend Club
  • Camps
  • Workshops 
Our chess programs are designed for Beginner, Intermediate and Advance students. We provide chess training while making the process fun and exciting. Our instructors are well skilled and dedicated chess trainers. 

Our Method

Shoreview Chess believes; studying chess builds Critical Thinking Skills, Leadership, Sportsmanship and Self-Esteem. With these attributes in mind, we have developed a system to target three main concepts of chess success.
  • Knowledge: Learning how to play chess and how to win! 
  • Focus: Establishing Short-Term and Long-Term chess goals. 
  • Attitude: Maintaining focus and interest through the journey of achieving goals.
Why Shoreview Chess, Benefits?
Studies have shown children benefit tremendously from Chess. A study complied by Kasparov Chess Foundation of Europe shares some interesting insights. I would like to highlight Leopold Lacrimosa contribution of the Chess and the "five R’s" for Kids.
  1. Chess and Reading: because kids must study from many chess books in order to develop their game.
  2. Chess and Writing: because the rules of chess state that you must keep a score of your game.
  3. Chess and Math: because each piece on the chess board has value, some greater than others; if you loose stronger pieces for lesser ones, it may cost you the game.
  4. Chess and Responsibility: because you and you alone must direct your army of pieces to its best deployment, and bad decisions will allow your men to be captured with little or no compensation, which may also cost you the game.
  5. Chess and Respect: because you respect yourself as well as your opponent, each game begins with a handshake and ends with a handshake.

Chess Instructors :)



Igor Garbuz

Alex Langrog