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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 children from kindergarten through 8th grade a chance to learn about chess. We teach all skill levels, from beginners to advanced players.

Fall tournaments are running! Join us for our scholastic tournaments.

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.


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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.


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