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Learn Chess and Have Fun with Magnus Academy!


Winter is a great season for chess, and you can have two months for the price of one with Magnus Academy’s Cyber Monday chess promotion!  It’s a great gift for either beginner players or advanced students. Magnus Academy has classes for all levels with great coaches and they’ve taught more than 100,000+ kids chess in the DMV.

*Between now and Cyber Monday, November 27: Use the coupon code “cyber” when you buy one month, and get the second month free!*

Curious about what a class looks like? Try one out for $5 first!
If you’re not sure if online classes are a good fit for your child, we have an easy $5 trial class! This is a perfect way to see how it works, and how an online class can be fun. You can sign up for a trial class here!

The classes are in the fun and highly participatory Chessable Classroom, which looks like this:

How does the online academy work?

1. New students start with a quick assessment to figure out what level classes they should take, from Pawns (how do you play chess?) up through multiple state champions!

2. Schedule your weekly semi-private classes. There are classes Mondays through Saturdays for each level, so that you’ll definitely be able to find good (and flexible) times that work for your family. Take a look at the 90 weekly class times here. Experienced coaches (read about them here!) keep the classes engaging, approachable, and fun for the students.

3. Join as many big group events as you want — like online tournaments (Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays) and bonus lessons (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays).

4. Visits from famous chess players like five time World Champion Magnus Carlsen (see video below from previous visit) to Judit Polgar (best female chess player ever, 5 visits this year including one next month) and more.

5. We also give out free ChessKid Gold accounts for kids that want extra practice!



This Cyber Monday sale is a great way to start chess! A few more things to know:
* Cost is $89/month.
* The academy is month-to-month with no long term commitment.
* Start anytime and stop any time.
* If you join the academy, and for whatever reason it’s not the right fit, cancel in your first two weeks for a full refund.
* Sign up here — and remember to use the coupon code “cyber” for your second month free!

Questions? Email online@chessacademy.com or schedule a chat!


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This post is sponsored by Magnus Chess Academy, however, I only promote programs, places, and businesses that I genuinely believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Join a Chess Lesson with Five-Time World Champion Magnus Carlsen!


Is your child interested in taking a chess lesson with five time world chess champion Magnus Carlsen? Now’s your chance! He’s going to do an event with Magnus Chess Academy on July 30th. He’ll solve puzzles and answer student questions. Magnus has been the highest rated player in the world for 12 years and was the youngest player ever to be ranked first in the world. Here’s a favorite question and answer from a prior event:

The event is open to:

In person camps are a great way for excited students of all skill levels to play and learn chess. They’re a mix of lessons, practice games, and breaks to go outside and run around. There are locations all over the metro area all summer long, and everyone who does a camp in June or July can join the online lesson with Magnus at the end of July.

They also run tournaments (suitable for kids who’ve never played in a tournament before) all year round!

Questions? Feel free to reach out at info@chessacademy.com!


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This post is sponsored by Magnus Chess Academy, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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