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Diplomat Chess

Based in Madison, New Jersey, with camps around the tri-state area, Diplomat Chess teaches more than 200 children how to play chess each week. We love to spread our passion for the game, and strive to make every event engaging, joyful, and rewarding.

Meet Instructor Robert Lazorchak

Robert is a certified teacher and has taught thousands of children how to play chess over the past ten years. Prior to forming Diplomat Chess, he was a faculty chess teacher in Manhattan, where he taught chess to the entire K-4 student body and formed the school’s chess team. Robert coached them to National Championships in under section in 2016 and 2017 and many of his students have been listed on USCF’s age-based top 100 lists. Robert is a USCF Advanced Coach and Tournament Director, FIDE Instructor, and holds a Masters Degree in Teaching.