Who we are

Our founder: National Master Sandeep Sethuraman is all about giving the gift of chess to underprivileged families and children all around the world. We host free group lessons every Tuesday from 5-6PM PST on twitch.tv/thechesseffect and offer private lessons for 15$ an hour. Most normal lessons on this website are taught by Sandeep while some lessons have a special guest speaker. And of course we are a nonprofit which means that all of our proceeds are donated to Arizona Helping Hands (https://azhelpinghands.org/give/).

​ You can be sure that you/ your child are spending quality time on this website and with these lessons as Sandeep is a two time member of the All-America Chess team, a 2 time Arizona K-8 State Chess Champion, has represented Arizona at the Barber tournament of Junior High State Champions twice, and has represented the United States of America at the World Cadet Chess Championships 3 times. Sandeep also has experience teaching as he is the instructor of the BASIS Chandler Chess Club and the captain of the BASIS Chandler AIA team.

National Master Sandeep Sethuraman

Sandeep’s USChess profile: http://www.uschess.org/msa/MbrDtlMain.php?15472832