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School Programs

Chess Master Connections works creatively with schools and educators to use the game of chess as a method for helping students develop critical thinking, strategic planning, spacial logic and reasoning skills and much more, all in a fun, interactive and entertaining environment. Whether as part of before- or after-school enrichment, during the school day (perhaps in a study hall), as part of the math curriculum, or on behalf of a special learning population, Chess Master Connections makes learning fun.

Meadowbrook Farms School 2nd Grade Chess Class 2008
MFS 2nd Grade Chess Class 2008
CMC’s offerings are inspired by youth world champion, Jorge Sammour-Hasbun, now 33 years old and the reigning 2007/2008 World Blitz Chess Champion. It is his vision and gift of teaching that guides our delivery of chess programming in the schools.-

In addition to providing chess instruction, Chess Master Connections can host an “awe” inspiring, world class, blindfold chess demonstration or a many board, simultaneous chess exhibition with Jorge and his champion, master’s level chess playing family. The Sammour-Hasbun family has been teaching chess for many years in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. They represent solid family values and a wealth of world class accomplishments, and would love the opportunity to meet and share their talent and experiences with children, schools and parents.

For the 2012/2013 school year, CMC is offering chess programs to youth in the following schools:

Rhode Island

  • Archie R. Cole Middle School
  • Barrington Middle School,
  • James H. Eldredge Elementary
  • Frenchtown School
  • George Hanaford
  • Lincoln Central Elementary
  • Meadowbrook Farms
  • Melrose Elementary
  • Moses Brown
  • Our Lady of Mercy
  • St. Michael's Country Day
  • Brown University


  • Chickering School, Dover
  • Pine Hill School, Sherborn
  • The Sage School, Foxboro
  • H.A.Y Elementary School, Norton


To learn more about how to bring Chess Master Connections to your school, please contact or 401-598-7984401-598-7984 . We would be delighted to customize a program to meet the needs of your children.