CHESS FOR WORLD
Who We Are
King’s Land Chess is Northern California Tri-Valley based professional chess academy focuses on improving youth chess education. KLC offer professional chess training for youth players from beginner to master level, include group lessons, elite group training, intensive chess camps, summer chess camps, private lessons and chess tournaments. We aim to develop successful chess kids who excel not only on the game, but in life. We dedicated our career to helping children to develop their critical thinking through chess and strengthen their mentality for the reality the children will face in their near future. Chess for World, Wisdom for Life.
King's Land Chess 国际象棋学校位于美国北加州湾区，由陈科教练创建于2012年，专门致力于青少年国际象棋教育的普及与发展。KLC采用科学的国际象棋教学及训练方法，拥有从入门班到精英班及小组课等多个级别完善的系统的教学体系。由国际棋联认证的专业教练亲自授课，使用KLC自己编写的配套系列教材，使学生在每个阶段都会得到适合其水平的系统训练，高效并循序渐进的提高棋艺水平。KLC开设多种教学课程，包括专业教学班，国象训练营，小组提高班，及中美文化交流项目。我们的目标是培养优秀的青少年棋手，使他们不仅能在比赛竞技中取得佳绩，更能在人生发展道路上出类拔萃。
Coach Kiki Chen
Coach Kiki Chen, National Champion Coach. FIDE rating 2140, World Chess Federation certified FIDE Trainer and USCF National Coach. She was the captain of China youth national team.
In over fifteen years, Coach Kiki has trained thousands of youth chess players. More than 5 students are
ranked #1 in US Age 7-9 Group. Over dozen students are qualified for US national team. Dozens of students are ranked top 100 in the categories of US top chess player lists. Her students have won numerous prizes in international, national and state chess tournaments. Many students won national champions and state champions.
Coach Kiki，国际等级分2140，国际棋联FIDE Trainer认证，美国棋协国家教练，美国全国冠军教练。她11岁开始学棋，12岁入选中国国际象棋国家青少队，并任队长。学棋不到两年就获得中国棋协大师称号，13岁国际等级分（FIDE rating）就达到2140，达标棋联大师。后专职国际象棋教练及裁判。专注于推广青少年国际象棋的教育发展，2012年创建King’s Land Chess 国际象棋学校。在执教十多年的时间里，Kiki教练培养了数千名青少年棋手，多位学生排名美国7-9岁组全国第一，十多名学生入选美国国家队。Kiki教练对培养年轻棋手（6-9岁）入选国家队有自己特别的一套训练体系，对天赋极高的孩子有一种敏锐的发掘能力，他所培养的青少年棋手都是名列前茅，数十名学生入选美国各年龄组百强名单。她的学生在国家、州及地区比赛中多次赢得全国冠军和州冠军。因为在青少年教育领域的突出贡献，2015年9月被美国加州核桃学区授予教育贡献奖，曾获加州华人杰出青年奖和前美国棋协主席亲笔推荐。
Coach Leo Liu
Coach Leo is program director and instructor of King's Land Chess. He is World Chess Federation (FIDE) certificated National Instructor, with over 5 years coaching experience. He is also USCF register tournament director.
Coach Henry Li
Coach Henry is US National Candidate Chess Master and China National Chess Master. In 2002, he becomes the National Chess Master of China when he was twelve. In 2008, Coach Henry won the China First Level Athlete Certificate. After coming to US to pursuit a master degree in 2014, Coach Henry continue to fight for Chess. In 2014 Las Vegas Millionaire International Chess Tournament, he won the Champion for the U1800 Section.
Coach Luiz Uribe
Coach Luiz, peak rating 1945, is a full time chess coach in KLC chess academy. In last several years, Coach Luiz has been teaching chess in chess clubs, education facilities and private lessons.
He learned how to play chess from his father when he was around 9 years old. He became very interested in the complexity and what seemed to be infinite possibilities of choices.
After learning the basics his parents caught onto his interest and decided it was a good investment to enroll him in a formal class where I could practice with other kids my age. That decision had a permanent impact on his character as he grew up and passed from childhood into adulthood.
These days Coach Luiz play to clear his mind. He play to sharpen concentration and maintain an ability to focus. He play to meet new people. He play because chess is a part of His identity. Knowing these positive benefits is his main motivation for being a coach.
Why Chess for Youth
Studies Chess is not just any board game. It is a spiritual sport which reasonably is considered the expression of spiritual athleticism for centuries. It is maybe the only human invention, that really gets away from the tyranny of luck and grants the glory of victory only to superior intelligence. We would offend chess if we called it just a 'game'. The way it has developed, it is also a science, an art.
If we wished to defined the identity of chess, we should present it as a game-sport, with scientific structure, with fine art features, which stresses cultural and recreational components, with strong social interest and a very important influence on education. SO, chess is all these combined, but it is even more. It is a way to live.
Chess theory consists of a whole philosophy, which teaches how to face even the most difficult of situations, always depending on our abilities, as they have been cultivated through chess. This is why millions of people around the world, learn to play chess and never abandon it.
Chess, as a sport and science, offers the most in the teaching process and spiritual development, at each level of education.
● Teaches us to work in a resourceful and scientific manner.
● Teaches self-control.
● Nurtures moral values, such as determination, diligence, assiduity,
self-criticism and objectivity.
● Advances social integration, through working in groups, taking
responsibilities and imparting knowledge and experience.
● Absorbs aggression and helps in understanding and getting familiar with
methodical ways of thinking.
● Improves the length of metal concentration and working.
● Develops critical thinking, as the chess player works on observing, comparing,
classifying, prioritizing, assuming and predicting, analyzing and verifying.
● Improves the abilities of memory and creative imagination.
● Develops logical-mathematical thinking and ability in problem solving.
● Teaches attaining desirable goals, through the development of individual skills,
without the interference of any kind of luck.
Studies in American universities have shown that the students who play chess have a higher performance in their finals by about 17%. ------FIDE Efstratios Grivas
We love Chess
We dedicated our entire career to helping children to develop their critical thinking through chess and strengthen their mentality for the reality the children will face in their near future.
As highly experienced chess coach in chess academy and chess after school program, we have made it our mission to create awareness in parents of their influence and impact on their child and world they live in.
KLC on CHESS LIFE
Chess Life and Chess Life Kids are official magazines published by the United States Chess Federation. Chess Life is advertised as the "most widely read chess magazine in the world," and reaches more than a quarter of a million readers each month. It focuses on American chess players and tournaments, instruction, human interest, and US Chess governance matters. Chess Life Kids is geared towards those under 14.
On Chess Life 2015 edition First Moves page, author Jamaal Abdul-Alim wrote an article named LIVING THE DREAM about KLC chess cultural exchange program and Coach Kiki Chen.
《CHESS LIFE》是美国国际象棋协会官方发布的国际象棋杂志，已有70多年的历史，是美国最权威的国际象棋杂志。被称为“世界阅读最多的国际象棋杂志”每月阅读量超过25万。本杂志主要集中报道美国国际象棋棋手和赛事，名局分析以及国际象棋新闻。与《CHESS LIFE》杂志配套的《CHESS LIFE FOR KIDS》是专门为14岁以下的棋童们而编写的。里面包括国际象棋趣味战术和启发孩子学习国际象棋兴趣的卡通解说，深受棋童们喜欢。
美国国际象棋协会记者Jamaal Abdul-Alim 先生对King’s Land Chess 扬“帆”棋航中美文化交流项目产生了浓厚的兴趣，他特别采访了KLC项目策划人Kiki女士并在去年12月的杂志上发布了《Living The Dream》。文章生动的介绍了Kiki女士的童年，策划此项目的初衷以及她在美国青少年国际象棋发展做出的贡献。KLC国际象棋中美文化交流是第一个建立在以国际象棋为主题的交流项目，项目内容丰富，其中与加州最为著名的五大俱乐部进行了友好交流。其中包括：超越棋院，California Youth Chess League , North Cal House of Chess, Bay Area Chess, Berkeley Chess School。