Chess Opportunities at the Pavilion

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For kids 5-16

Twin Cities Chess Club and the Chess Club of Minnesota offer Chess Schools every season at the Hopkins Pavilion. 


  • Igor Rybakov, the USCF- rated tournament chess player who was named the Best Chess Coach of Minnesota in 2010
  • Chess Master Tim Lee, the chess coach of many US champions and finalists
  • Master Tatyana Zitselman, former member of the US Women’s Team


Winter Chess School (for kids 5-16) | Registration Form

January 7, 14, 21 and 28, February 11, 18 and 25, March 4, 11 and 18


  • Beginner, noon–1 p.m.; $120
  • Intermediate, 1:10–2:30 p.m.; $130
  • Advanced, 2:40–4 p.m.; $130
  • Training Tournaments, 4:15–6:45 p.m.; $140 or $16 each

No Spring/Summer Chess

Chess classes will not be held at the Pavilion for spring or summer due to facility constructions. Please check back in the fall.  For a current list of classes, visit the Twin Cities Chess Club website.


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