Fall Chess Club


*This club is open to 1st through 6th grade students at The Fulton School*


Your child can learn the secrets of one of the world's oldest games. Chess increases strategic thinking skills, stimulates intellectual creativity, improves the ability to solve problems, and teaches patience and sportsmanship. In countries where chess is offered widely in schools, students exhibit excellence in the ability to recognize complex patterns and consequently excel in math, science and other subjects. And beyond all these proven benefits, playing chess is just plain fun.


About the instructor, Aleksey Kazakevich (USCF Rating: 1889)

Aleksey has 15 years of chess teaching experience. He has taught at Chesterfield Day School, Meramec, Ladue Fifth Grade Center, Captain Elementary, Old Bonhomme Elementary, Forsyth School, Saul Mirowitz, Academy of Sacred Heart and many others. He has also given thousands of private lessons and run a large number of camps. His students have had numerous top finishes in the tournaments on the national and local level. Aleksey also holds an M.A. in American History from Saint Louis University and has 12 years of university teaching experience.


About the Program

This is a chess program for all levels. During the program, the students will receive instruction in all aspects of the game: openings, middlegame, and endgame; tactics, and strategy. During the course of the program, the students will be able to test their newly acquired skills against each other. Finally, at the conclusion of the program, the students will participate in the tournament (where they will compete against players of similar level), with the award ceremony taking place during the last class.


When: Friday, September 30; October 7, 14; November 11, 18; December 2, 9, 16

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $130 per student


Questions? contact Aleksey Kazakevich at [email protected]


1. Email Aleksey Kazakevich at [email protected] to let him know you will be registering.

2. Next, print out the form below, complete, and return with a check (made payable to Aleksey Kazakevich) on the first day of club -- Friday, September 30).