The Chess Effect

Chess, a simple board game, can change lives! Chess creates opportunity for creativity and teamwork. The chess pieces work in harmony to achieve a common goal. Chess doesn’t have to be an art, a science, a sport, or even a game. Chess is whatever you want it to be.

Check Out The Chess Effect Fundraiser Tournament on our Tournaments page

Our Mission: Our Mission is to make chess accessible to anyone and everyone around the world. We accomplish this through free group lessons every week taught by US Chess National Master Sandeep Sethuraman, donations and our fundraising tournaments.

We are a Nonprofit: That’s right! All of the profits from this website will be donated to or Arizona Helping Hands (https://azhelpinghands.org/give/)

Free Lessons: That’s Not a typo! Every Tuesday from 5-6PM MST National Master Sandeep Sethuraman Will host a live lesson on his twitch channel (twitch.tv/thechesseffect).