Main Location

423 East 81st Street Unit B.
New York, NY 10028




FOR ALL EVENTS: Space is limited to 20 players.

Credit cards accepted at site or pre-register by paying by PayPal to

or by check to Chess Max Academy at our location at 423 E 81st Street, Unit B, New York, NY 10028

Call in advance to 917-9308840 or 917-5440227 or write to to register.

Event registration end 15 minutes before start of 1st round. 

Coffee, Tea, Water, Drinks available on site free of charge. 

For rated events, USCF Membership is required and is available for purchase on site. 


Saturday Night Blitz - a Weekly Event. Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy as your Tournament Director!

USCF blitz rated 

Tournament starts at 6pm

Prizes: $120 based on 10 player sections. $80-40. Under 1600, Under 1200 top placed players win a GM DVD of their choice

Format: 9 Round RR, G/5; no delay.

Round times: 6,6:15,6:30,6:45,7,7:15,7:30,7:45,8.

Entry Fee: $30

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Saturday Handicap Blitz - a Weekly Event! (not rated) Everyone with a chance to win first prize!!!

Prizes: $230 based on 10 player sections. $150-80

Format: 9 Round RR, G/5 with adjustment based on rating. Higher rated players play with 1 minute less than opponents for every 100 points. Limit 9:15 to 45 seconds. 

Example: A 2000 player playing a 1500 player will have 5 minutes less or 2.5 minutes to opponent's 7.5. A 2200 player playing a 1300 player will have 45 seconds to 9:15. 

Round Times: 2:30, 2:50, 3:10, 3:30, 3:50, 4:10, 4:30, 4:50, 5:20  

Entry Fees: $40 (see above for details on how to pay and register early)

Limited to two sections of 10 players, so register early!

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Tuesday Night Blitz - a Weekly Event!

USCF blitz rated

Prizes: $160 based on 10 player sections. $100-60. Third place in each section get a GM DVD of choice.

Format: 9 Round RR, G/5 no delay, Round Times: 6:30pm, 6:45, 7, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45,8, 8:15, 8:30.

Entry Fees: $40 (see above for details on how to pay and register early)

Limited to two sections of 10 players, so register early!

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Sunday Chess Max Academy Quads - A Weekly Event!

USCF rated

Prizes: $60 - to First place, plus winner can choose his game of choice to be analyzed

by Grandmaster Dlugy with detailed comments and suggestions.

Format: 3 Round RR, G/70;d5,  Round Times: 10-1pm-4pm 

Entry Fee: $40

Players grouped in Quads by rating. Limit 5 Quads. 

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Grandmaster Lectures

Every Thursday from 6:30pm to 8pm GM Dlugy and other invited Grandmasters will

discuss an important chess topic with detailed explanations. Interactivity is welcomed!

Lectures will be 90 minutes in length.

Cost: $40  

Check the Calendar for the Topic of the next lecture!

Space limited to 15, so reserve your place in advance. 

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