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Aleksandra Goryachkina 

Aleksandra Goryachkina in color blue bandanna and coat hand to face at chess board.

20 Years Old

Performance Rating 2666

The Challenger!


Russia’s Aleksandra dominated the 2019 Candidates Tournament of the top 8 women players in the world, and rose to the #3 woman in the world!

Aleksandra’s 2666 Performance Rating was nearly 100 points higher than the reigning Women’s World Chess Champion China’s Ju Wenjun’s 2575 rating! 

Aleksandra will now challenge the world champion, China’s Ju Wenjun, in the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Chess Championship match scheduled for later in 2019 at a date and site to be determined!

The prize fund for the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Chess Championship match is 500,000 Euro!


The Top Rated Woman Chess Player

Hou Yifin left profile & black rim glasses

China’s Yifan Hou

The #88 Rated Player in the World
Rated 2659
Born: February 27, 1994 (age 25 years) in Xinghua, China


Top 10 Women in World – July 2019

2019 July Top 10 WOMEN


The #1 Rated Player in the World

Magnus Carlsen smiling big.

Norway’s Magnus Carlsen 
Rated 2872
Born: November 30, 1990 (age 28 years) in Tønsberg, Norway


Top 10 Players in World – July 2019

2019 July Top 10 PLAYERS


How to Improve Your Chess Rating!

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Beginner’s Book – Chess Rules For Students

Chess Rules For Students workbook

Chess Rules For Students is a workbook for students learning the game of chess and for beginning students returning to the game. No previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Parents unfamiliar with chess will find this booklet a valuable guide to their child’s new interest.


Chess Rules For Students is designed with students, coaches, and parents in mind. Reading level is appropriate for grade-school use. All major rules of chess are covered, and algebraic notation worksheets are included. Each page is in easy-to-use worksheet format. A student-friendly Answer Key makes self-correction fun!


Beginners & Intermediate Book – Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students

Checkmate! Ideas For Students is a workbook for beginning and intermediate students. Checkmate! covers the tactics used in checkmate attacks with clear explanations, diagrams and arrows to pinpoint the key features.


Unlike many other basic checkmate books, Checkmate! categorizes the checkmates by the tactics used to force the checkmate–like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance and Attacking Flight Squares–rather than only the checkmate pattern itself. The worksheets and Answer Key are clear and simple for the student to use, and easy for the parent, teacher and coach to correct! Fun!


Intermediate & Advanced Book – Chess Tactics For Students

Chess Tactics For Students workbook

Chess Tactics For Students contains 434 carefully selected problems in worksheet format.


Chess Tactics has been extensively field tested with elementary, middle-school, and high-school students over a four-year period. This book is ideal for independent seat work as well as for homework and classroom instruction. The worksheet format and Answer Key enable self-correction with minimal dependence or direct help from a chess teacher, coach, or parent.

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Below are the weekly prizes we send out! If you don’t win, try again the following week for your chance to win! Click on the prize to learn more about it.

Checkmate In One Prize
Chess Rules For Students Workbook
An instructional workbook designed for students learning the game of chess. Click here to learn more!
Checkmate In Two Prize
Checkmate! Ideas For Students
An instructional workbook containing tactics in worksheet format used to checkmate--like Pins, Sacrifices, Removing the Guard, Attraction, Clearance, and Attacking Flight Squares!
Checkmate In Three Prize
Chess Tactics For Students
An instructional workbook containing 434 carefully selected problems presented in worksheet format.

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