Syosset ChessMates

Virtual Classes

Syosset ChessMates is open to children of all abilities in grades K-12.
New sessions start in September, December, and March.
Our head coach is Grandmaster (GM) Gennady Sagalchik

  • Emphasis will be on instruction, skill development, strategies and fun!
  • The club will be offering our program VIRTUALLY/ONLINE on Tuesdays

The winter session will begin December 12, 2023 for 10 classes


If your child does not know how to play chess, then s/he is a…
Trainee (beginner): 4:00-5:15 PM – entry level, learn the basics of chess

If your child knows how the pieces move, how to castle, checkmate and stalemate, then s/he is an…
Apprentice (advanced beginner): 4:00-5:30 PM – learn piece development, basic tactics and strategies

If your child is an intermediate player, then s/he is an…
Apprentice II (intermediate): 5:30-7:00 PM – be introduced to positional play and intermediate-level tactics

If your child is an advanced intermediate player, then s/he is an…
Apprentice III (advanced intermediate): 6:30-8:00 PM – learn how to attack the king and be introduced to more advanced positional play

For more information, please contact us at or 516-225-0600

The next move is yours…

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Please send an email to which includes: child’s name, age, grade and chess level as per groups above


$355 – 10 classes; 10% sibling discount
The Early Bird tuition is $325 if received by December 8th

Payment options
  • QuickPay/Zelle to: (Please include student’s name(s) in the note.)
  • By mail: Please mail a check payable to Syosset ChessMates to: Marc Berger, 122 Hamlet Drive, Mt. Sinai, NY 11766 (please include student’s full name(s) on the check)