The Chess Academy – Novice Tournament 2018

Here comes The Chess Academy first chess tournament in School Year 2018 – 19!

The 10th Annual Novice Tournament
Date: Nov 11, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 1:00 – 6:00pm
Location: ActiveKids Learning Center – Unit A, 1/F, Nan Sang Building, 86 Belcher’s Street, Kennedy Town, HK.

For more information please see flyer below. To sign up please email your name, school, section and contact to, or fax the form to 8143-0070.
Should you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us at 3480-4199.



The Chess Academy ActiveKids Fall Open 2018 (Rated Standard)

The Chess Academy ActiveKids Fall Open (Rated Standard) 2018The Chess Academy ActiveKids Fall Open 2018 (Rated Standard)

We welcome all Rated & Unrated players!

Come win some cash awards and/or Free Chess classes conducted by ActiveKids International Master!

Details please see Here

For Registration, please send send the Registration Form to

For more details, please contact us at 3480 4199 or

For Pairings and Results List, please check Here

You can download or view the games Here



The Chess Academy – Call us today for a Complimentary Chess Assessment!

Our regular chess classes are suitable for kids ages 4 – 17 from Absolute Beginners to Advanced Tournaments Players, we will gather students with similar abilities into one class. 

Call us today to book a complimentary chess assessment to check your child’s chess skill level. New group classes open every month!

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GM Zhu Chen promotes development Chess in Hong Kong

GM Zhu Chen promotes development Chess in Hong Kong

Former World Chess Champion GM Zhu Chen made an honorable visit to Hong Kong to participate in a Simultaneous Chess Event organized by the Hong Kong Chess Federation and partly sponsored by The Chess Academy of ActiveKids.  This is the second event in recent months where prominent Grand Masters had honored their presence at the ActiveKids TCA headquarters in Hong Kong; GM Samuel Shankland also visited ActiveKids TCA last month.

Featured below are the President and Vice President of the Hong Kong Chess Federation – Mr Robin Lai and Mr KK Chan respectively, together with the Coach of ActiveKids, the Venezuelan IM Juan Röhl and the honorable GM Zhu Chen.

GM Zhu Chen with KK Chan, Robin Lai and IM Juan Röhl

All boards prepared
Robin Lai prepare the Boards

Robin Lai explains the details to Zhu Chen
Robin Lai explain the details for Zhu Chen

GM Zhu Chen gives his thanks to KK Chan

The event was played on Monday August 27, 2018 at 7:00pm. There was participation from 9 outstanding chess players of different ages of Hong Kong – the present and future of chess champs on the Island.

View of the Activity

The children are all engaged in the activity

The Children of Hong Kong present in the activity

The battle lasted 2 hours, where every participant showed their best attack and counter attack weapons; but the experience and solidity of the Former World Champion finally prevailed.  This talented player, originally from Whenzou in China, was named World Champion in defeating in 2001 the Russian GM Alexandra Kosteniuk by 5 to 3, to become the Ninth World History ChampionShe currently represents Qatar and is married to GM Mohamad Al Modiakhi.

The final result of the event was 8 wins and 1 draw against the young talent William Shi who could defend sharply and complicate the game to reach a fair result of draw, after activating his pieces, especially his Rook and his Bishop, the GM Zhu Chen showed an excellent level of play, solid and with a wide repertoire of Openings both 1.e4 and 1.d4 with Kings Indian Defense, Sicilian, the fashionable Italian Opening were present in the picturesque activity. (All Games are Analyzed by IM Juan Röhl)

All Participants next to GM Zhu ChenAll Participants next to GM Zhu Chen

Currently holds an ELO of 2423, GM Zhu Chen highlighted the work being done by ActiveKids in the promotion of Chess in Hong Kong.  Similarly, last month with the presence of the US Champion, GM Samuel Shankland who shared an excellent reading on the “Calculation in Strategic Positions” with Analysis Games from World Champion Magnus Carlsen and from Samuel’s own experience in the USA.

Click here for more photos and details of the event