Home

Fundamental Chess is a chess teaching academy based in Santa Ana, CA.

US Chess Federation National Master Derek Tan is the head instructor and founder of Fundamental Chess. He has been teaching chess for over 8 years and has coached numerous students into the USCF Top 100 for their respective age groups. As a player, he was the 2006 and 2008 CA High School State Champion and formerly served as the President and Captain of the UCLA Chess Team.

Please contact us for more information on rates, scheduling private chess lessons, or registering for our chess classes.