This is a terrible business that does not pay its employees and lies to them to get them to work for them. They make them pay to use their chess boards in order to teach the game and then when you give the boards back they won’t give your deposit back. They lie about compensation and want college kids that need to money to work for free telling them that it will get them more students when the profit is just going to the owner. If you want your kids to learn how to play chess, go to someone that cares about their employees.
Our daughter has been at the Chess Emporium for a few months and is loving it. She attends the classes and plays in every Friday night tournament she has time for. The service has been impeccable. She learns something new every time, and enjoys learning from the coaches and playing with the other students. I usually stay at the Center for hours, while she is in class and plays in the tournaments. It is refreshing to see employees working so hard. Their work ethic is astonishing. They are either coaching, interacting with students, cleaning and refreshing the restroom, restocking complimentary water bottles (and tea and coffee), doing paperwork, entering accounting in the system to keep track of attendance, payments, etc. And, they all work together to help the business run smoothly and properly. They interact wonderfully with the students as they appear to genuinely love the game of chess and working with children. Most impressive was what I observed when a student said she felt ill during a tournament while her parents were away on a "parent night out." The employees were so attentive, efficient, responsible and nurturing in the way they handled the situation. She could not have been in better hands. The only issue we encountered with Chess Emporium, thus far, was swiftly resolved. The Chess Emporium has been a wonderful experience.
Great place to take your children for everything chess. So impressed with the staff and their passion for the game. Highly recommended.
Very helpful, friendly and professional staff. I found, they work exceptionally well with very young students just learning the game; as well as, with more seasoned and experienced players. All persons (male or female) and all skill levels can enjoy themselves here. I particularly recommend their weekly Tuesday night chess tournaments..👍🏾!!
Great place for chess ps. Very good water.