Welcome to CCL

We are:

  • a truly individualized approach to chess instruction
  • specializing, but not limited to, the advanced chess student
  • all coaches have earned at least a national Master’s ranking, many with International titles
  • the home of the top young chess talent in Ohio
  • where improvement is about more than just becoming a better chess player
  • over the board locations are in the Columbus and Cincinnati areas
  • Internet lessons provided around the globe, primarily by our sister group Online Chess Lessons
  • NEW – Math, Piano, and other prodigious activities are now a permanent part of CCL.  This area is being led by Harvey Friedman, one of the top mathematicians and prodigies of our time.  Click on ChessMath & ChessPiano for more details.
  • NEW – Restructured Pre-CCL program.  Please click on Pre-CCL for more details.

All of the coaches in this program work together. Often a student works with multiple coaches simultaneously. This is a team effort, where our motto is, “The kid always comes first.” I believe that our work is of value and all of our services are totally guaranteed. If you are not satisfied with any of our services, there is no cost. Take your time and click on all of the sections on the left. If there is anything that we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. The legal name of CCL is ‘Columbus Chess Lessons LLC’ as Columbus, Ohio is our city of origin.

Click here to view some games by CCL players

Goran’s Group is also offering high level Internet based chess instruction to adults.

Latest News

A big weekend for the girls

20140412_165429In the Ohio All-Girls Championship, 4 CCL girls (Stella, Emma, Victoria, Sneha) where on the top 2 boards going into the last round.  When the dust settled Stella and Emma finished on top as co-champions with 4-1 scores, while Victoria finished in a tie for 3rd place with Abby (Abhirami).  Abby was our big point gainer at +57.  Tie-breaks, along with the 1st place trophy, $100 scholarship, and invitation to the National Girls Championship went to Stella.  I am pretty certain that Emma is the youngest All-Girls champion in the history of Ohio.  Don’t let the young age of these girls fool you, this is a K-12 event.  The CCL girls have now fully arrived as the dominate force in girls chess in Ohio.

Maggie and Lainie tried their luck at the Cinciphotonnati Open and the National All Girls (Chicago) respectively, being held the same weekend.  Maggie performed well in the Open section of the Cincinnati Open while Lainie came in 8th place in the U-10 division at the National All-Girls.