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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 four 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.


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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 four locations for your chess needs. We have a chess center located in Scottsdale at 70th St and Shea Blvd, one located in Tempe at Elliot Rd and McClintock Dr, and one located in Phoenix at Carefree and 27th Dr.