Chess at PS41


After School Chess at PS41
Open to current PS41 students only

Children divide their time between instruction and supervised game play. Instruction includes piece movement, pawn promotion, castling, basic opening strategies, basic checkmate patterns, master games analysis, and basic tactics (pins, forks, and discoveries). More advanced students learn intermediate opening strategies, multiple checkmate patterns, endgame play, master game analysis, and basic and advanced tactics (pins, forks, discoveries, and deflections). Teachers also stress good sportsmanship and respect for the game and other players. 

The After School chess teachers are Jeremy Scheinbach, Anatoly Trubman, James Lewis, and Roman Krant. 

PreK-Grade 1 Chess
Mondays 3-4:30pm
Wednesdays 3-4:30pm
(PreK-Grade 1 students have the option to take classes on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.)

Grades 2-5 Chess
Thursdays 3-4:30pm
(Grades 2-5 students who qualify for Advanced Chess have the option to take classes on Mondays and/or Thursdays.)

Advanced Chess (for students with USCF ratings of 1000+)
Mondays 3-4:30pm

Students are escorted to the chess classrooms at their regular dismissal time (3pm) and dismissed at 4:30pm to a parent or guardian outside the auditorium. For security reasons, parents and guardians must enter the building past the security officer, up the stairs, through the doors, and turn right to the auditorium. Exit through the glass doors by the auditorium and out the building. Parents and guardians may be asked to present an ID to the school's security guard for entry into the building. 

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For detailed information about the After School Chess program, pricing, registration forms, and schedule, visit

Completed registration forms and checks should be placed in Jeremy Scheinbach's mailbox in the PS41 Main Office (Room 109). Please make checks payable to NY Chess Fund. There are three sessions per school year (fall, winter, and spring). Late registrants are welcome based on availability and will be a charged a pro-rated fee. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. 

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If you have questions or would like further information about other chess activities at PS 41 (including tournaments, friendly matches, and chess parties), visit For questions about chess education, classes, and programming, email Jeremy Scheinbach at For questions about non-teaching chess activities, email the current PS 41 Chess Parent Coordinators at

Be sure to also check out our PS41 Chess Bulletin Board by the Nurse's Office (Room 105) for more chess news and information.