International Chess School

We have 20 years of experience as an online chess school and we take pride in the results of our students!

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Results of Our Students:
Numerous masters,   FIDE masters, and five Grandmasters
Winners of tournaments, national champions, and a World Chess Champion in scholastic chess

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Grandmaster Package:

Become a strong chess player with our core chess course, which has produced five Grandmasters and dozens of masters.

The Grandmaster Package is a structured chess course designed for high performance, featuring advanced lessons, challenging exercises, and support from a professional chess coach.

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The Course Program

The Grandmaster Package provides a comprehensive chess training program designed for high performance, spanning 13 months of study and training. Your chess skills will progressively improve with each lesson and throughout every month of training.
» View the course program (PDF file).

Our course is designed for 7 hours of study and training per week. However, you can progress at your own pace, as we provide lifetime access to your account, course materials, and continuous support from our coaches.

Sample Chess Lessons

The chess lessons progressively increase in complexity, providing a solid foundation and comprehensive training for master-level play. To give you a glimpse into the course content, here are three samples from the beginning of the program:

Our lessons are in PDF format, enabling you to use a chess board for effective and enjoyable study. We support the recommendation of World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, who advises:

"Solve using a board. Solve [problems] at the chess board - a real one - not at the computer screen. If you want to make real improvement, real progress, try to stick with chess pieces. [...] Make sure that you solve everything at the chess board." (Garry Kasparov)

Chess Coaching Support

With the Grandmaster Package, you receive support from a professional chess coach. Given that the course covers advanced chess strategies and includes complex tests, we recognize the importance of providing support and guidance. As our student, you will receive comprehensive answers and analyses from us, eliminating the need for personal tutors.

"I have taken lessons from a GM before and this is much more affordable and just as good. My rating is 2151 now and I can't thank you enough for the great information you have to offer." - Cody W.

ICS Students' Achievements

The success of our chess school is evident in our students' results.

Our students start improving their chess skills from the very first month of training and continue to make progress throughout the course. Our structured curriculum helps students reach their peak potential, with many achieving master level after just one year of study.

Today, we are proud to have five grandmasters who started their chess journey at our school. One of our students is now one of the top players in the world, with a rating of over 2700 ELO.

"I played in my first international tournament and finished with an even score of 4.5/9, a FIDE performance of 2288, and a local performance of 2344. I have used almost exclusively your materials to attain this level of performance... The quality of the material throughout the course is very high and there is much material to work through. Good work guys your material was like a breath of fresh air. I am understanding and enjoying my chess better than ever before. My result is on the FIDE website now!" - Matt H.

"I just finished a tournament and this was the most consistent I have ever played. I have been playing in tournaments for nearly 30 years and for the first time I feel confident, and that I can play with most anyone. This course provided with true understanding. You have made it so clear... I feel Master is definitely not out of my reach." - Joseph C., USA, chess player and coach

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Choose Your Program

The Grandmaster Package is a 13-month program. You can choose between the standard monthly subscription or opt to purchase the entire 13-month Grandmaster Package at once.

Grandmaster Package
Improve Your Chess Month by Month

You will receive new lessons and exercises in your account for 13 months, following our structured training program. You can email us whenever you need support with our lessons or your general chess training.

You can pause, cancel, or resume at any time, and you will always retain access to the lessons you have paid for. If you maintain an uninterrupted billing cycle, the 13th month is complimentary.

$30/month for 12 months
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Grandmaster Package – Full Course

Gain access to the complete 13-month course with a discount. Your account, along with access to the course materials and coach support, is permanent, ensuring they never expire.

Full 13-Month Course

$360 US
$234 US
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"This isn’t just a 'pot boiler' like so many courses and books, but a serious, well thought out course of instruction. ...mastering the material coupled with time, play, and perseverance will surely suffice to create a player of master strength. Well done!" - Dr. Edward B., USA

"I wanted to say how impressed I am with the quality of the material provided. I have an ELO of around 2150 and have read hundreds of chess books. Rarely, if ever, have I encountered such a clear explanation." - John M, USA


✔ The Choice of Chess Coaches

Fun Fact: Approximately 15% of our clients are chess coaches! Coaches from various parts of the world, including the USA, Australia, UK, and the Netherlands, take our courses to have access to excellent teaching materials for their students.

"As my students have taken home more trophies recently at state tournament competitions, where several more highly rated coaches compete, there have been questions about my 'secret weapon'. Of course I have been happy to share that it is the International Chess School." - Neil Dietsch, chess teacher and president of Alabama Chess Federation.

You can save a significant amount of money by enrolling in our course, as it includes unlimited coach support.

✔ The First Professional Chess School Online

With 20 years of experience as an online chess school, we provide high-quality chess lessons and employ serious, classical methods of chess training. You will learn chess the right way!

Our package includes:

  • Advanced chess lessons with explanations for all skill levels
  • Challenging exercises and tests with thoroughly annotated solutions
  • Lessons covering all essential aspects for improvement, such as the middlegame, complex endgames, calculation, board visualization, "grandmaster thinking," attack and defense
  • Annotated chess games with quizzes at critical moments
  • The guidance of a professional chess coach who can assist you with any chess-related matters
  • A premium account on our server that never expires, allowing you to study at your own pace.