The Perfect Christmas Gift, Join the Chess Club!

The Perfect Christmas Gift, Join the Chess Club!



Do you know a young chess player who would like a festive gift? A unique gift that will help him or her improve. Help them get more enjoyment from playing chess. Most young chess players want to beat Dad or be the best in their school. All it takes is a few private chess lessons. For new students I’m offering a holiday special of two one-hour lessons for $50.

Chess teaches players many life lessons. How to win, how to lose, how to make decisions, how to solve problems and not give up. These are just a few of the benefits of learning to play chess well. Chess is a game that can be played for a lifetime and passed on to their children and grandchildren. From 8 to 80 you are never too young nor too old to learn, improve and play chess. Most players want to play in tournaments and win trophies and cash prizes. But even for non-tournament players, it’s more satisfying to play when your skills are sharp.

For over 40 years I have been teaching chess to boys and girls. Some have become chess masters and play on college chess teams, winning both scholastic and adult chess tournaments. I have started both community and school chess clubs.

I would love to work with your child. If you have any questions and would like to talk with other parents of children I coach, just email me.



The Beaverton Chess Club is looking for a Christmas miracle.

The Beaverton Chess Club still needs a place to meet, in the evening once a week or a Sunday afternoon. A chess club is a place where kids, parents and other adults meet. They catch up on friendships, kids meet kids from other schools and share what is happening at their schools. Adults can catch up on each other’s families, activities, jobs and what’s happening in their community. It is a time that parents can share time with their kids. Any ideas please contact me below.

Why learn chess? Simple: It’s a great mental workout that helps children perform well in the classroom. Chess is a logical game where kids have to plan ahead and adjust to new situations. But most of all, it’s fun!


Larry Ball (Coach Larry) teaches students of all ages at the Steinitz Chess Academy in Beaverton. For more information, email Larry at