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Metropolitan Chess, Inc, is a chess corporation in California with the aim to promote chess through community outreach and global partnerships. We run tournaments, camps, and publish software, videos and books.

Scholastic Program

We run an award winning after school and scholastic program.

Private Lessons

We provide private online lessons to players of all strengths.

Movie / TV Consulting

We've consulted for major studios. Need a chess scene consulted for your movie or TV show? Contact us today.


We've published award winning books and DVDs



We've run swiss, round robin, blitz, invitationals, norm events - you name it.


We run regular camps - looking for a fun way to spend the summer while still learning chess. Look no further.

Understand Chess Platform

Our proprietary UNDERSTAND CHESS platform for learning through video and PGN synced courses can be found at www.understandchess.com

Whatever your chess needs, we have it

From software to book and DVD publishing to private lessons, whatever your chess needs we have it. Contact us today.

New Releases

Logical Decision Making

by GM Ramesh RB


World Champion Chess: Vol 1

by GM Vishy Anand

Critical Thinking in Chess

by GM Loek van Wely


Modernized: The Open Sicilian

by IM Kostya Kavutskiy

Modernized: The King's Indian Defense

by GM Dejan Bojkov

The Standard Chess Workbook - Beginner

by Dylan Quercia

The Standard Chess Workbook - Intermediate

by Dylan Quercia

The Standard Chess Workbook - Advanced

by Dylan Quercia

GM Dejan Bojkov

GM Bojkov is a notable author, having recently written the very well-received “Modernized: The King’s Indian Defense” under the Metropolitan Chess Publishing Imprint. He was the coach of former Women’s World Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova, and is the current trainer of many up-and-coming players, including recent U.S. Women’s Championship participant Ashrita Eswaran.

GM Ramesh RB

GM Ramachandran Ramesh (RB) is one of the leading chess trainers in the world and was one of the main commentators at the 2013 World Chess Championship. He has had numerous students achieve FIDE titles (FM, IM, & GM), and is currently coaching the rapidly improving 15-year-old IM Aravindh Chithambaram, who has already earned 2 GM norms.

Dylan Quercia

Dylan Quercia is a USCF Expert and has been coaching players of all levels for several years. Dylan specializes in Scholastic Coaching, and is the current director of Metro Chess School.


How do online lessons work?

Online lessons will be scheduled at least several days in advance at a time that is convenient for both you and your coach. During an online lesson the coach and student will share a virtual chess board on a site such as Chess.com or the Internet Chess Club (ICC). Through interactive coaching they will also communicate via Skype for the duration of the lesson.

What are the benefits of online lessions?

Online lessons are quickly replacing in-person lessons as the preferred method of coaching, as students can enjoy the lessons from the comfort of their own homes. Furthermore, coaches can send games, puzzles, and other instructive content quickly and easily through email, both during and after the lesson (as supplemental homework).

What kind of software is required?

Interested students should download and create an account on Skype (membership is free). A microphone will also be needed in order to communicate (webcam optional). In order to share a virtual chess board, an account on Chess.com (free basic membership) or ICC (free guest account) is also required. Of course, a stable internet connection is important as well.


Ankit Gupta


Dylan Quercia

Director of Scholastic Programs

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