About us

North America's Best Chess Program​
Our Vission

We aspire to provide the best Online Chess Learning to all students across all ages and areas and have the vision to see Chess Learning as an essential developmental skill that all students should explore during their school years.

Our Mission

To introduce the game of Chess to every child and provide them with the opportunity to learn the game either to compete or enjoy as a hobby for life. 

Our Value

The benefits of learning and playing Chess during the formative school years is immense and we saw it first hand with our older kids.

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Our Story

2 moms: 4 kids: All 4 got introduced to Chess at a very early age. This is how ThinkChess came into being. The benefits of learning and playing Chess during the formative school years is immense and we saw it first hand with our older kids. So, we took it upon ourselves to make sure that our younger ones have an opportunity to play chess in every school they study in. We started with an after-school chess club in our kids’ school, engaged parent volunteers, and hired a professional coach to teach Chess. The club became so hugely popular that in its 2nd year only, we had a waitlist for students wanting to join the club. We decided to introduce this amazing game to all school-aged children in our area. We met principals, district administrators, and professional chess coaches and introduced after-school chess clubs in about 15 schools all around the Houston Area. The demand kept increasing and we had to start Chess Lessons even on the weekends! Our passion for introducing and growing the enthusiasm for Chess across all school children in every part of the country made us think about online learning and that’s what ThinkChess does for the past several years.

Our team

Mansi Arora

Mansi Arora is an Educational Diagnostician by profession. Her 20+ years of professional career has involved working with children and other service professionals which has served her well while transitioning into this project. She brings a lot of passion, enthusiasm, and creativity with her which makes ThinkChess stand out as one of the best Chess programs in the US.

Preeti Palkar

Preeti has 10 years experience in Consulting and Project Management. She has a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Being a Chess enthusiast herself, she enjoys this games with her sons.
What they've said about us
Excellent programs, wonderful & sincere high quality coaches at a fair price…. Whether it’s group or private lessons- the flexibility you offer is greatly appreciated. The coaches give individual attention in a group class as well- they know exactly what the child’s strengths are and what topics to assert on- the homework to re-emphasize the concepts covered keep my child engaged. Always appreciate the open communication and quick response from you as well as the coaches. Keep up the great work Preeti Palkar & Mansi Arora, thank you for bringing this amazing portal to us.
Gouri. K
Love love love this club. They were so patient with my kids it felt like private 1-1 lessons at the price of group classes. Teachers were always encouraging the kids to do better and made the game fun. I highly recommend their sessions. Thank you ThinkChess for inspiring my kids.
Gauri. S
Reasonable price, knowledgeable and engaging sessions and active teaching. Highly recommend!!!!
Madhu. A
My son has been learning chess with ThinkChess since last 7 years. The quality has been consistent throughout. All the coaches are amazing and are very patient. He has been to a lot of chess tournaments through ThinkChess and has won a lot of trophies. We attribute a lot of his confidence and personal growth to his Chess learning.
Sheveta. T
My son truly loves ThinkChess classes! He has learned so much and advanced quite a bit since he started at the beginner level. He says the classes are fun and enjoys them so much that we’ve just registered for the fourth session. I highly recommend ThinkChess.
Amy. M
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