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Chess Summer Camp Program On Long Island

On Tuesday, May 26, Usdan shared our very difficult decision to cancel in-person camp this summer. We made this decision because we knew we couldn’t provide the Usdan summer our students know and love. For the full announcement, please visit our Covid-19 updates page.

Usdan’s chess summer camp program follows the principles of the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and is uniquely designed to meet the needs of each student, whether they are new to chess or are experienced competitors. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced tournament players. New players learn rules, notation, and the opening, middle, and end games. Advanced players develop a vast repertoire of complex strategies and the ability to apply them shrewdly in-game. All of our chess players benefit from improved problem solving, critical thinking, and concentration.  Students hone their skills through game-play and tutoring in competitive chess tournaments and exciting team competitions. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience.  A major highlight of our Long Island chess summer camp is that celebrated chess masters come to Usdan to serve as guest teachers and share their expertise with our young players.

For more detailed information, please visit our Classes page.

 

Classes

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Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Major and Minor and Recreational Activity classes.
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Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Chess

Chess

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 2 to 12
MINOR - Grades 2 to 12
REC - Grades 2 to 12

Usdan offers a unique, individualized program for young chess players to hone their experience through tutoring and game play. The Usdan Chess Ladder groups students in varying levels, from absolute novices to advanced players. Individual and group lessons are conducted by highly-ranked tournament players with decades of experience at many of New York’s best schools. 

“What I like most was that I got to play many different people with no pressure.” -Dylan

“I was able to play a lot of chess and learn from my mistakes” -Noah

Department Faculty

Seasonal Faculty

Anthony Renna

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

Brian Karen

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

Joe Beganskas

Chess, Assistant

Chess

Joel Salman

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

Robert Spahn

Chess, Assistant Teacher

Chess

Seasonal Faculty

Chess

Joel Salman

Seasonal Faculty

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

One of Long Island’s top 10 players, Joel Salman is a professional Chess Master who has been teaching chess to children in schools and libraries on a full time basis since 1994. The Long Island native joined the faculty of Usdan in 2003, where he co-chairs the Chess Department.

Chess

Robert Spahn

Seasonal Faculty

Chess, Assistant Teacher

Chess

Chess

Joe Beganskas

Seasonal Faculty

Chess, Assistant

Chess

Chess

Anthony Renna

Seasonal Faculty

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

Chess

Brian Karen

Seasonal Faculty

Chess, Lead Teacher

Chess

Brian Karen is a top-ranked tournament chess player for both the United States Chess Federation and Federation Internationale Des Échecs. As an instructor, Brian has served as co-director of Usdan’s chess program since 1997, coached three-time Long Island chess champions Friends Academy, and director of chess programs for the Roslyn School District, Long Island School for the Gifted, and St. Patrick’s. He additionally serves on the United States Chess Federation Scholastic Council.