Chess Lesson with Magnus Carlsen

Magnus Carlsen at a chess board

On July 30th from 12pm-1pm Eastern, five time world champion Magnus Carlsen will join us for an event! Magnus has been the highest rated player in the world for 12 years and was the youngest player ever to be ranked first in the world.

Here's a favorite question and answer from a previous event:

The event will be open to:

1. Anyone in our online academy
2. Anyone who's done an in-person camp with us in June or July
3. Anyone who's done an online camp with us in June or July.

We'll send out invitations a little later in July.  If your child is interested in joining, you can do a camp with us this summer!  Our online camps have exciting themes:

-7/10-7/14 Learning from the first 5 women's world champions with bonus guest WIM Luciana Morales
-7/17-7/21 Never surrender with bonus guest GM David Smerdon
-7/24-7/28 Learn from the games of Magnus Carlsen

Plus more in August!  For more details on how online camps work please read below.

Online chess camps

Online Chess Camps - How They Work

Online summer camps are a great choice for any kids that already know how the pieces move! At our online camps kids will learn new skills and have fun at the same time! Here's a little information: 

  • Kids are in groups of no more than 8 kids per coach
  • Groups are divided by skill level, and they will have lessons tailored to their level
    • 10+ groups each week
    • Most beginner group is starting with the rules
    • The most advanced group goes up to 1700-2000 USCF and works with an FM or IM
  • We use our Chessable Classroom software, which is easy to use and makes classes highly interactive!
  • These are half day camps (2.5 hours) with a 15 minute break in the middle 
  • There are multiple times of day to choose from: 
    • 9:30am - 12:00pm ET
    • 12:30pm - 3:00pm ET
    • 3:30pm - 6:00pm ET
  • There is a different camp theme every week, so kids who attend multiple weeks will continue to get new lessons.

Learn more and register!


  • Daniel from Magnus Academy

    Molly – check your email! If you don’t see the invite with the link, send us an email using the contact form and we’ll send it to you.

  • Molly Meyer

    My son attended an in-person camp this summer. He is very interested in the link for “meeting” Magnus Carlsen. Have we missed the sign up window? Thank you!

  • Daniel from Magnus Academy

    Where we say Eastern, we mean in the US, so the time zone for New York or Washington DC. Depending on where you are in Europe, some of the times will be in the afternoon or evening for you.

  • Hattan Turki

    I’m interested in enrolling my son. I would like to enquire on the time.

    ET is eastern time in the or central European time?

    Thank you,

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