About us



Lars Bo Hansen



International Grandmaster in Chess (GM)

Business Professor

MBA • PhD • Author • Coach

Some highlights from my chess career:

- Florida State Champion 2012 and 2013

- Olympic Bronze Medalist

- Former top 100 in the World

- Winner of five Danish National Championships

- Winner of three German Team Championships

- Winner of 20+ International tournaments

- Represented my native Denmark at six Chess Olympiads

- National Head Coach and Captain of Denmark's National Team


Being a full time Business Professor, my time for chess is limited so I am using it wisely. At the this time, the only coaching I do is the Advanced Online Class and the monthly Master Workshop.


As a chess coach, I emphasize providing students with a sound foundation of knowledge and skills in chess, just as in my university role.


The relationship between my two careers also goes in the opposite direction. In my research at Florida Tech, I am currently working on several projects that draw on chess.

Jen Hansen



International Master in Chess

Educational Psychologist

Chess Coach


Founder and Managing Director of Orlando Chess House


I started Orlando Chess House in 2013. Today, five busy and highly productive years later, Lars and I are running the most successful Master Chess program in Florida.


Our students are winning scholastic events, open tournaments, and National championships. We keep an updated list of events and achievements here ...


Some highlights of my chess career:


  • Played at Three Chess Olympics, twice on Board 1
  • #10 at the World Championship in Adelaide.
  • Best game of all times is my win against Mikhail Tal


Chess lessons


Lars and I have developed our very own teaching system and we have been successful coaching a number of kids to the very top of National championships.

I work with students ages 8+ who already have the basics in chess and are highly committed to advance in the game.


As an educational psychologist, I see the knowledge of how to acquire knowledge as even more valuable than achieving in chess.


But here is the thing: to the analytical and reflective learner all subjects become easy. Including chess. So chess results and achievements come as a side effect of efficient learning!


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