Fundamental Chess Academy teaches and promotes chess in Santa Ana, Irvine, and the surrounding Orange County communities. National Chess Master Derek Tan and Candidate Chess Master and Expert Jared Tan are the head instructors of the academy.
Whether you want to play casually to stimulate the mind or competitively to test your mental limits, Fundamental Chess Academy strives:
1) To improve students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills,
2) To challenge each student to reach their full potential,
3) To teach students valuable life skills to become successful in anything they set out to do.
• Youth & Adult Chess Classes (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced)
• Private Chess Lessons & Assessments
• Friday Knights Tournaments (Fridays 4:30pm-7:30pm; USCF Rated) (See Calendar for Dates)
• Free Casual Play (Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm) (See Calendar for Dates)