YOUR BEST CHESS (YBC) delivers a Chess experience like no other.  Our name defines who we are, what we do, how we do it and who we do it for--every student, every class, every semester, every scholastic tournament and every camp.  Our approach is based on 55 years of combined playing/teaching experience--training Chess students of all ages and skill levels.  The YBC program is designed to challenge every student.  We have developed a fun, interesting, proven, interactive curriculum--including class tournaments--enhancing the skills necessary to succeed in both Chess and life's daily challenges.  Are you ready?


Our objectives for ALL "Your Best Chess" students:

Have fun! ThinkReason, and Problem-Solve! Learn Chess! Improve One’s Game! Play in tournaments to gauge one’s progress!


Our Programs



We offer "Full Day" and "Half Day" camps each summer at a variety of locations.



Our classes engage every skill level at local elementary and middle schools.




We offer an outstanding Area-Wide Tournament each year in late April.

Sign up for a Your Best Chess camp this Summer!

Your Best Chess provides camps and mini-camps throughout the year and throughout the nation during the months of June, July and August.  All camps are "Half Day" with rising 1st-4th graders in the mornings and rising 5th-8th graders in the afternoons (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon OR 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.).  No matter the ability level (beginning to advanced), youngsters will have an exciting time as they:  learn the game of Chess, improve their game, learn new strategies/skills, rise in self-confidence, have a great class tournament experience, and tap their amazing brain WITHOUT the use of a "screen"!  Your Best Chess camps are entertaining, fun and enjoyable... no boredom will be found at any of our camps! Summer 2020 info and registration links coming soon…


Sign up for a "Your Best Chess" class at your school.

Every one-hour class consists of a structured lesson (all skill levels are taught separately). Groups are given ample time to play actual games (youngsters in these age brackets need some unstructured time or they interpret enrichment programs as an extension of school). Plenty of time is allocated for questions and answers at the end of each class to reinforce what has been taught that day.

Our final class in every session is what we refer to as "Tournament Trophy Day". All of our chess players will engage in a four-round tournament followed by the presentation of trophies that everyone will have earned!!!! That’s right…each student will be rewarded with a trophy by simply demonstrating that they are actively learning chess!!!!! What could serve as a better learning environment?!?!?!


Current Classes throughout:

Fredrick County, MD

Montgomery County, MD





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FALL 2019

Alexandria, VA

Thursdays (7:45-8:45 a.m.)

Sept. 19 - Nov. 7 

FALL SEMESTER 2017 (Kindergarten - 8th)    Gaithersburg, MD    Sept. 14 - Dec. 7

FALL 2019

Gaithersburg, MD

Thursdays (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Sept. 19 - Nov. 7

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FALL 2019

Alexandria, VA

Fridays (8:15-9:15 a.m.)

Oct. 4 - Nov. 22

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FALL 2019

Potomac, MD

Mondays (4:00-5:00 p.m.)

Oct. 7 - Nov. 25


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FALL 2019

Springfield, VA

Tuesdays (4:15-5:15 p.m.)

Sept. 17 - Nov. 5

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FALL 2019

Ashburn, VA


(3:45-4:45 p.m…..Grades K-8)

Sept. 18 - Nov. 6


Want to begin a "Your Best Chess" program in your school?


Washington Metropolitan Area-Wide Scholastic Tournament


Your Best Chess offers an outstanding Area-Wide Tournament each year in late April.  Tournaments are a phenomenal experience for any youngster--offering wonderful growth/learning opportunities. We strongly encourage this type of participation for both individuals and teams!!!

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APRIL 25, 2020…


Area-Wide Tournament!

Covenant Life School

Gaithersburg, MD

YOUR BEST CHESS is excited to invite everyone to our Scholastic Area-Wide "Five-Round" Tournament

coming……this April 25th…….2020!

All of our programs from the Washington metropolitan area will be represented. however, it is not a requirement for entrants to be current YBc students.

Click button below to register:



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Contact Us


Phone:  (240) 687-7655

                                       (240) 330-2345



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