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"We're unique in that we teach all children . . . and we try to produce better citizens." BCS President Elizabeth Shaughnessy discussed the Berkeley Chess School's founding principles in a recent interview with the Daily Californian. Read the interview.


The Berkeley Chess School congratulates BCS student Josiah Stearman for recently attaining the title of National Master before his 11th birthday! His hard work and determination paid off.
Josiah has earned the title at an earlier age than any other BCS student in its 33 years of existence. Well done!

Read the Martinez Gazette's feature on Josiah's great achievement.

Sam Shankland wins a Gold in Tromso!
Berkeley Chess School alumnus, Sam Shankland, has made us all proud by his extraordinary performance at the chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. His score against the best players in the world on his board was 9 points out of 10 for which he has received a gold medal! Well done Sam!!!


Congratulations from Berkeley Chess School to BCS Instructor Uyanga Byambaa for recently attaining the title of National Master!
Great Job!
Read about the tournament that brought her over the master rating here!

Thank you Gm Ashley

Berkeley Chess School thanks Grandmaster Maurice Ashley and Millionaire Chess for their generous donation of one entry to the upcoming spectacular Millionaire Chess Tournament , the highest stakes open chess tournament in history.
Congratulations goes to BCS Instructor William Bodnar who won the entry into the auction. We wish him the best of luck. As William said, he only has to win one game against the highest rated player in his section to win the bonus prize of $1000! The tournament will take place in Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas, October 9-13

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