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goforchess ONLINE Academy is a top level FIDE accredited chess Academy offering the following services:

  • Primary and High Schools Chess Coaching

  • Group Chess Coaching

  • Private Chess Coaching

  • Teachers Chess Workshops

  • Tournaments

Primary and High Schools Chess Coaching

  • Chess coaching for your school players on Zoom.

  • Students could log in from school or home.

  • Coaching for all grades.

  • Base rate: R640 per hour (per coach)

Group Chess Training

  • Choose whatever sessions you prefer

  • Booking is essential (at least 3 hours before)

  • Click below to navigate through the Payment Options and Schedule.

Option 1:
R300 per session
Option 2:
R900 per month for one session per week
Options 3:
R1800 for 8 sessions paid in advance
(Valid for 3 months)


3 30pm & 5 00pm


3 30pm & 5 00pm


3 30pm & 5 00pm


3 30pm & 5 00pm


3 30pm & 5 00pm


11 30am


11 30am

Private Chess Coaching

  • 24/7 Worldwide service.

  • Arrange a time slot to suit your schedule.

  • Rates negotiable with coach.

  • Connect with your favourite coach here:

Online Profile
Daniel Cawdery
082 963 8293
Daniel has a strong international following of private students and has achieved great results online. Contact Daniel to arrange private online coaching.
Clyde Wolpe
061 034 2885
Clyde has numerous ONLINE pupils worldwide. He also hosts numerous online workshops and School coaching programmes. Contact Clyde for a free introductory session to discuss your chess aspirations.
Mothupi Lekgau
074 917 644
Mothupi has hosted numerous online workshops and has a strong following of private pupils. Contact Mothupi to arrange private coaching.
Sipho Tshawuzana
060 374 3874
Sipho hosts regular beginners chess workshops and has a strong online following of private pupils. Contact Sipho to arrange a free introductory lesson.
Thabo Gwangwa
079 275 0845
Thabo has extensive online chess coaching experience with schools, workshops and private pupils. Contact Thabo for private coaching.

Teachers Chess Workshop

  • Empowering chess loving teachers with the necessary skills, structure and support to be able to teach chess to beginners.

  • All training takes place on Zoom.


  • Schedule

  • Last Friday of every month

  • 9am to 4pm (with regular breaks)

  • Cost: R1500 per delegate (includes course material)   

  • Booking essential

Inter-Continental Tournament series

  • Starts 9am South Africa / 8am UK & Europe / 5pm Melbourne

  • Step 1: Fill in the MEMBERSHIP form below and send POP as per instruction


  • (Cost is R250 for Lifetime Membership)

  • Step 2: Whatsapp your cell number to Clyde: +27 61 034 2885

  • (We’ll add you to the whatsapp group for all members/tournament info)

  • Step 3: Click on the link below to join TEAM goforchess Academy on lichess

  • (There is no fee for this... Passcode is “fianchetto”)


  • (You will be admitted by our ADMIN)

  • Step 4: Click on the link below to ENTER the October 1st tournament

  • (Entry Fee is R180... Please send POP to

  • Banking Details: goforchess Academy/ Capitec Bank 1257854095

  • Tournament Link:

  • October 1 Tournament Details

  • There are 2 Prize Categories within 1 Tournament

  • Booster Section - Players rated below 1800

  • Open Section - Players rated 1800 or higher

  • ChessSA and/or FIDE ratings are used to determine categories(lichess ratings are irrelevant)

  • There are 8 rounds ... Time Control 8 minutes each (no increment)

  • (Allegations of players cheating will be investigated as will any irregularities reported by lichess; and offending players may be disqualified at the discretion of the Chief Arbiter)

  • Prizes are based on a minimum of 10 players in each category. Prize values will be adjusted in proportion to the number of entries in each category. Booster Section Players are also eligible for an OPEN prize. In this case, they will receive the prize of the higher value, while the next in line will claim the other prize etc

  • Prizes

  • OPEN SECTION PRIZES : R750 R600 R450

  • BOOSTER SECTION PRIZES : R500 R350 R250 R200 R100

  • ENQUIRIES : Clyde +27 61 034 2885

  • Duration: 2hrs 10min

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