Make The Right Move

Renaissance Knights is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to bringing the many educational benefits of chess to children and young people throughout schools in the Chicago area by providing a complete chess curriculum, enrichment programs, tournaments and events. Since 2005, we have supported over 50 chess programs in Chicago, served over 20,000 children, provided thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment and scholarships to Chicago children, schools and community groups, and sponsored chess at many special events in Chicago.
Chess in the Classroom

At the heart of all our programming is the chess instruction. The Chess in the Classroom Program teaches chess to students as part of their academic school day…

Enrichment Classes

Thinking about adding chess classes to your  enrichment program? We hope you will consider Renaissance Knights, the leading chess education company in Illinois…

Upcoming Tournaments

We organize over 25 local, regional and national tournaments a year, each of which draws between 100 and 400 players, including the monthly Knights Quest tournament…

All-Girls National

This is the most prestigious tournament in the U.S. for girls under 18 YOA. The winners of the tournament qualify to represent USA at the World Youth Championships…