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Welcome to Chess Max Academy!


Learn Chess From the Best!

Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy – the Founder of Chess Max Academy is a former World Junior Champion and one of the most successful Presidents of the U.S. Chess Federation.Maxim was also the highest rated player in the world for a number of years and tied for first in the World Rapid Championships when he was a professional chess player.

Besides winning many international events, and being the highest rated junior player in the world from ages 15 to 20, he has represented the U.S. chess teams in international team competitions, including the Chess Olympiad and has written articles and chess books on many different chess themes, including his own autobiographical book – ‘Grandmaster Insides’.

Recently he has proven that his practical strength is still formidable by winning two back to back Grandmaster Charity Blitz Championships in May of 2017 and 2018, ahead of more than a dozen grandmasters.


Chess Max Academy’s students have won World, Continental and National Championships and more than half of our students are in the top of 50 lists in the United States and their countries.

Chess Max Academy offers group and private chess lessons for kids and adults structured using our unique chess curriculum. Our after-school chess classes are divided into 5 different levels, according to students age and chess rating.

Adult group chess classes as well as private chess classes are regularly available.

During the school year, students are assigned homework and are challenged by competing with each other by solving chess puzzles in group classes, helping them to improve rapidly.

Chess Max Academy holds regularly scheduled chess tournaments for all levels and ages. All tournaments are rated by the U.S. Chess Federation.

During the Summer and school holidays, Chess Max Academy offers chess camps, where grandmaster instruction is provided daily. Chess Max Academy also organizes the most famous summer chess camp in the U.S.A. – World Champion’s Anatoly Karpov chess camp.

Besides chess, we offer Mandarin Chinese, Russian Language, and Art Classes program for pre-school and after-school students.

If you want to enroll in one of our Chess Max Academy programs, please contact us at 1-917-930 – 8840, or contact us on our Website: https:/


Different chess classes offered by Chess Max Academy



Private instructors available for all levels



US Chess Federation rated Tournaments with cash prizes open to all



Small group classes teaching the Russian language for all kids ages



Summer camps and Workshop as well as school holiday camps



Mandarin Chinese taught by some of the best instructors in New York City






Drop-in chess

1470 1st Avenue ( Storefront), New York NY 10075


Fun and Rated Play Weekends at Chess Max Academy!!!
Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Ages: 6-99 y.o


Summer Camp at Chess Max Academy

Grandmaster-created program for fast and effective chess improvement combined with activities that improve critical thinking skills, will be complemented by a daily outdoor program where kids can choose to play sports or chess outside in a playground area. Chess tournaments, grandmaster lectures, team puzzle competitions and bughouse will be among some of the fun activities at the camp.


Summer Chess Work Shop 2019

Chess Max Academy’s workshop is an intensive chess program designed to quickly improve your child’s game through a series of exercises, practice games and Grandmaster lectures. Students of all levels will be engaged in an effective course of study to bring their chess playing ability to a new level!


World Champion Karpov summer camp

Chess Max Academy at 1470 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10075


July 29th – Aug 2nd, 2019

This camp featuring three of the top coaches in the world will be open to 1800+ students who are serious about continuing their chess education. Students will be invited and accepted based on their interest in the game and chess accomplishments.






Liam Putnam

Congratulations to Liam Putnam for
winning the National 4th Grade
Championships in Orlando, Florida,
as well as coming 2nd in the K-6
Blitz National Championships.
Liam’s current USCF rating is 2007.
Age 9.Currently number 4 in his age
group in the country.

Sasha Konovalenko

Rated # 3 girl 16 and
under in the USA.
Sasha has achieved the title
of a Woman Fide Master.
We are looking forward
to her successes in the
coming years.
Current rating 2043. Age 16

Vishwa Vasnawala

Congratulations to Vishwa Vasnawala for becoming the number one rated girl age 12 and Under in all of India.Vishwa is in number 5 in rating in asia and 23 in world.She also a Woman Candidate Master.Vishwa’s current FIDE rating is 1758. Age 12.

Winston Ni

Congratulations to Chess Max Academy’s student Winston Ni
and his family for winning the K-8 National Championships and
leading his school team Princeton Day School to the 1st Team
Place as well! Winston’s current USCF rating is 2165. Age 13.

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