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My name is Matan Phillips. My mom taught me how to play chess at age 3 and I have been playing ever since.

My great-grandfather Grandmaster, Misha Pines, was champion of Rhodesia, and has been passing down the love of the game through our family.

I hope you consider letting your child experience the thrill of the game.

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CHESS STRATEGY "“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." -Sun Tzu Strategy is important in life and on the chess table.  Learn the elements of chess strategy that can empower you to take down any opponent!

“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” – Bobby Fischer


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Put your skills to the test against kids your age and see how you get better over time!

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My parents help me manage this fun project!

Why did you start this website?

Because I love chess!

Chess is one of my favorite games & I wanted to share it with the world!