Fundamental Chess Academy serves and promotes chess in Santa Ana, Irvine, and the surrounding Orange County communities. We offer beginner through advanced level chess lessons and chess classes and USCF-rated tournaments for competitive and casual chess players. Students are thoroughly trained to compete in local, state, and national tournaments depending on their individually set goals. Students will also get a chance to compete together on our club team at various tournaments.

Whether you want to play casually to stimulate the mind or competitively to test your mental limits, Fundamental Chess Academy strives to create an experience that ultimately cultivate every student’s self-development and excitement for knowledge.


• Youth & Adult Chess Classes (Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced)
• Private Chess Lessons
• Friday Knights Tournaments (4:30pm-7:30pm; USCF Rated)
• Free Casual Play (Fridays 7:30pm-9:30pm)

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Congratulations to our Fundamental Chess Academy Team: Queen and Kings for winning the 2015 US Amateur Team West Scholastics! Kaitlyn, Marcus, Derrick, and Ram also won Top Board honors with three perfect scores! (US Chess Federation article:http://www.uschess.org/content/view/12969/798/)

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