Chess Lessons


Jen Hansen


International Master in Chess

USCF 2160

Educational Psychologist



I am again accepting new students, beginner levels are welcome!


The past three years have been pretty good for my students. Countless tournament victories, championships, and representing US at World Cadet's are only the hard statistics. For a full list of my students' achievements please see our News page ...


I see my role as a coach as the person who makes complex things seem simple.


Starting with chess, people have different goals and dreams. Every student is different. Some wish to achieve high and win championships, others take up chess to learn strategic problem solving. Some are ready to spend 3 hours a day studying the game, others have a schedule that allows for 2 hours a week.


Whatever goals you have we can make it work. (Probably an understatement)


Lessons are offered online or in person.


Send me an email if you are interested at jen@orlandochesshouse.com

Recent achievements by my students

Dec 14-16, the Nationals

Bach is 2nd in K-5


July 2018

Bach wins the U2100 Southern Open


September 2018

Bach drew GM Finegold, and made a 2350 performance at Florida State Championship

Dec 26-30, 2018

North American Open

Bach got his first victory against a 2350+ opponent

March 1-3, 2019,

Florida State Championship

Bach is 2nd in K-8

November 2018

Amy Xing wins the U1800 Thanksgiving Open in Roswell, GA


July 2018

Andrew Xing wins the U1700 Autumn Open

March 1-3, 2019

Florida State Championships

Amy Xing is 2nd among the girls in K-12

Andrew Xing ties for 3rd in K-8

November 2018

Bach and Erick at the World Cadet in Spain.


Bach tied for 15-24 among 201 participants.


Erick (former student) won the silver.