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 Chess at PS 11

Check out ChessKid to play chess online for free!

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You are on your way to becoming a grandmaster! Each PS 11 student has been given access to a account. This is a great resource to learn, practice and play online. Earn prizes for most puzzles done and highest rating!
How to login? Just go to
Username: firstnamelastinitialps11
Pasword: ps11chess
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Spring Semester Chess Enrollment

Want to be part of PS11's amazing CHESS TEAM? Don't miss out on all the fun. Beginners and advanced players are welcome. Sign up is now open for the Spring Semester and no tryouts required. Practice is on Tuesdays 3:10pm-5:00pm from Feb. 26-June 18, 2019. Join here.


MLK Day Chess at PS11!

Braving single digit temperatures, NYC’s chess obsessed kids packed into PS11 for the annual MLK day CIS tournament. We had huge success with two of our teams placing third  —in the Rookie and in the Novice section. Fourth grader Eisa topped the Rookie section with a perfect score. Hilda placed fifth and Sabella took sixth in the novice section. First graders Anay and Gary scored medals. Another amazing weekend for the chessmates!






  The PS11 Chess team sent 25 players to the prestigious New York City Championship to kick off the new year! It was an incredible weekend of competition and an amazing team effort. Our littlest champions the K-1 U400 team bagged third place. Individual trophy winners were third grader Avaan who won third place in the Primary Championship section and Oliver who came 13th in the k-1 U400 section. Meera and Gary also won medals.





National Champions Again!

The Chelsea Chessmates returned home from the 2018 Grade Nationals in Orlando with an impressive showing! We secured TWO TOP 10 TEAM trophies in the United States which included our 1st and 4th grade teams! Our fourth grade team (Viggo, Sabella and Joshua), placed ninth in the country and our first grade team (Elliott, Anay, Silas, Indiana, Gary and Oliver) came in Eighth overall. Our PS 11 team included many 1st time National competitors who rose to the occasion and delivered very impressive results. Individual trophy winners with five points included first grader Elliott and third grader Avaan who also placed 9th in the country in the K-6 Blitz section. A big shout out to the other team members, Stanley, Nanao, Ali, Indira, Liev and Alexander, all of whom played amazing chess and showed incredible team spirit this weekend. Next stop for the Chessmates is the New York City Championship on January 5 and 6th.