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Courses

Please, visit our Courses page to find out more about our programs and requirements.

If you have doubts regarding your playing strength and what course you should choose, please tick the “I don’t know” option in the pre-registration form or contact us directly. We will get back to you and gladly look for a suitable solution together!

Sure thing! Every student who wishes to register is welcome to participate in a free trial class before deciding to finalise the enrolment process. However, if no group is available for trial placement, you will receive a virtual tour and presentation by GM Yannick Pelletier!

Classes are taught in German, French and English provided 5 students are enrolled per language. If your language is not listed, please contact us.  

It is important for us to create a positive and friendly learning environment. Groups, therefore, do not exceed 10 students in order to provide close attention to students and their personal involvement.

In the event that less than 5 students remain in the class due to the withdrawal of other students, the group will be adjusted, thus the schedule of the classes might be altered. Otherwise, students will be presented with the option either to take private tutoring or participate in a smaller group, thus altering the number of hours of classes or the participation fees that will be established according to the Swiss Masters Chess Academy course pricing. The content of the course will be adjusted to the new course duration.

We have not foreseen a minimum age, as we consider every child and his/her development individually. Please contact us so that we can find a suitable solution for you. 

Yes, we offer classes and groups for adults!  Please fill out the registration form and we will get back to you asap. 

You can find general requirements on the particular course page. Please fill out the registration form so that we get to know you and your goals better. We will get back to you asap! 

Yes, you can! Please contact us directly so that we can further discuss your expectations and find a suitable solution for you.

We do not believe in pressurising children and demanding perfect results every single time. Children are tiny humans with fragile minds, that have to be treated with the same amount of respect and consideration. Therefore, we prefer to encourage them in a positive manner and be there to boost their confidence whenever necessary.

No, we don’t, and we can’t. We do provide the best possible tools and support and are here for you along the way, but in the end, it all comes back to personal motivation and effort outside the classes. 

Pro and Pro+ are intense programs that will be specifically prepared for those of you who wish to get into professional chess. You will be expected to commit fully, participate in as many events and tournaments as possible and devote at least 30 hours per week to your chess development.  

Yes, we do. We have a whole list of events, streams, podcasts and tournaments planned, both online and onsite if the sanitary situation allows it.

Logistics

Yes, we do! We have created a unique platform where you will be able to access chess content, follow chess news and connect with your mates and teachers, anywhere at any time. Think of it as Facebook, but only for chess players. Cool, right?

Depending on the number of students, online classes will be given by GM Yannick Pelletier as long as his playing schedule allows him to. We also have several skilful coaches ready to step in when needed (for example, when Yannick’s schedule fit in a tournament or another commitment). In any case, Yannick will be keeping a close eye on each and every student!

Classes start on Monday, September 13, 2021, and last until Friday, July 8, 2022. 

As, for now, we offer online classes, you will need a computer and a solid internet connection. Online classes will take place through Zoom. However, we hope to see you on our on-premise campus real soon! 

Sure thing, we got you covered! We will get back to you with technical details and are always here in case you need further help!

We accept wire transfers, credit cards and Paypal. Payments are to be made 

  • in full for the entire academic year (discount of 5% on the yearly tuition fee)
  • every semester without any additional fees: September 10th (at the latest) for semester 1 and January 31st (at the latest) for semester 2
  • in 10 instalments on the 1st day of each month  (first payment in September, mast payment in June) with an additional 5% fee on the yearly inscription 

Yes, we do! As a thank you gift for your trust we offer a lifelong 20% discount on your current (2021/22) and all upcoming years! 

We also offer a 5% discount on the yearly tuition fee if you pay for the entire year upfront!

Absolutely! Every sibling (starting from the 2 child) get a 10% discount on the yearly tuition fee!

Please contact us directly so that we can look for a solution for you together!