About Us

Chess University, Inc. is the world's leading online chess teaching organization known for its online chess camps, seminars, courses, graded chess classes in schools, and structured programs such as our flagship Prodigy Program. We excel at teaching chess to students at any age and any level. Our primary website is https://chessuniversity.com which is used for our live online classes and recorded courses with online access. The Chess University shop you are currently visiting is used for downloadable chess courses and personalized services such as private chess coaching, student game analysis, etc.

ChessUniversity.com, formerly known as "Chess.com University" features a community of over 45,000 members on Chess.com and has taught over 20,000 students live, online till date. Our youth and adult students have been very successful, winning great prizes at tournaments, and one student even went on to break the record for youngest chess master in American history. In 2017, Chess University became the first to teach a graded, in-school, honors chess class taught entirely online to a U.S. high school.

Chess University, Inc. was founded by #1-selling online chess coach Kairav Joshi, who serves as the President and CEO. Our leadership team includes Directors FM Dalton Perrine, FM Arne Jochens, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, and Jarret Minkler. GM Alex Yermolinsky and IM Lawrence Trent teach in our live programs too.

Other Instructors who have taught live lessons in Chess University include five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 13th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Alexei Shirov, and many more. We will update this About Us page with more details soon.