Our Story

Our vision is to provide the opportunity for every child in Australia to Build their Mental Muscles by learning and playing chess.

Founded in 1997 by Chess Guru, David Cordover, Chess Kids continues to make progress towards their Vision. Working with 645 schools last year through 4 states in Australia, Chess Kids is the largest chess organisation of any kind in Australia.

David Cordover - Founder of Chess Kids

The 3 ‘catch phrases’ that sum up how we go about everything we do:

1. Be Where You Are

2. Have a burning desire to improve

3. Everything Matters