2022 Beyond Chess class schedule

Level I Entry Class:(Tuition $300/8Lessons) 

30 minutes free trial lesson. Online class. one-on-one: zoom and chess.com.

The basic lessons are 8 lessons per session of 30 minutes twice a week.

Level II Beginner class:(Tuition $260/12week)

Online: Wednesday 4pm – 5:15pm; Thursday 5:30- 6:45pm; Friday 6:15 – 7:30pm

In person: Saturday 9 – 10:15am; Saturday 2:45-4pm

Level III intermediate class:(Tuition $260/12week)

Online: Tuesday 5:15pm; Thursday 7pm; Friday 4pm; Friday 5pm

Online Practice tournament time: Saturday 7-8pm; Sunday 5-6pm; Wednesday 7-8pm

In person: Saturday 1 pm

Level IV Advanced class:(Tuition $260/12week)

Online: Tuesday 4pm; Friday 4pm; Friday 7:45pm

Online Practice tournament time: Saturday 7-8pm; Sunday 5-6pm; Monday 7-8pm

In person: Saturday 10:30am

Level V Tournament class:(Tuition $300/12week)

Online: Saturday 3-5pm

In person: Sunday 1-3pm

Level VI Elite class:(Tuition $420/12week)

Online: Saturday 10-Noon

In person: Sunday 10-Noon


In person Classroom in Rowland Heights:


Private Tutoring


About Us


Beyond Chess Institute was founded by two chess International masters in Los Angeles since 2004 .


IM Ben Deng and WIM Sarah Lu both were professional chess players and the former China national team members.


In the past 14 years, Beyond Chess students have achieved excellent results in international and national tournaments.


Many star students like World Youth champion Jennifer Yu and WIM Annie Wang are promising top players in USA.


Beyond Chess Institute has two classrooms in San Gabriel Valley area based on students' level and age. We offer a variety of training classes from beginner to advanced level.


Contact Us

Tel: (626)679-2503; (626)652-8470  

Email: beyondchess@gmail.com

Classroom in Rowland Heights:

19119E Colima Road #204 & #205, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 





Kongliang Deng (Ben Deng)

International Chess Master 
Chess experience: Former Chinese national team member, was born in chess family ,he learned chess at age 6 ,was taught by his father Deng Qizhan who was the first generation chess mentor in Guangzhou, at 8 he became children champion of the city.at

13 ,he started his professional chess training in Guangdong sports institute.


 1987 Ningbo Cup National Invitational individual and groups champions.

 1988 runner up of the national chamionship.

 1989 Asian Team Championship main players.

 1993 became international master.

 1997, 98 & 99 three times Hawaii state champion

 2004 Southern California state champion


Teaching experience: With a wealth of practical chess experience enhanced by a supreme focus on teaching chess; Ben is able to analyze each students abilities and gifts with great precision allowing him to tailor make a teaching program according to the students needs. With a student focused teaching program, Ben also provides a needed understanding of the psychological aspects of chess competition to his students, thus setting up an environment where the student can and will rapidly improve in their chess understanding while growing and developing as human beings.


Xiaosha Lu (Sarah Lu)

International Chess Master 
Chess experience: Former Chinese national team member, at 12 she started her professional chess training in Guangdong sports institute. Gone through various domestic and international competition and success.


 1990 National champion in China Youth Championship.

 1995 World Championship Asian champion, became women international master.

 1996 China Championship individual gold medal.

 1999 moved to United States as a chess coach

 2001 Hawaii state champion


Teaching experience: she is a nice and good chess teacher for beginging to intermediate level,she has a lots of experiences in educating kids to learn and love chess.she  has taught thousands students in the past years, she could found and encourage tatenl kids to higher level like her earier students Annie Wang and Jennifer Yu.

Why Chess

For children, chess is an activity that is both simple and complex. It is both because the shape of chess itself is live. The rules are also easy to understand for people all ages. It is also easier to accept as a game. But it is also complicated, because the event itself requires participants to be logical thinking, and the possibility of changes in a variety of reasonable choices. If it is compared with math, chess for children is more active and has a more competitive thinking. Exercise can also achieve the same purpose of logical thinking. 

The benefits of learning chess:

 Fully enhance the learner's logical thinking ability. Their cognitive development in this stage, the image of thinking can learn to deal with problems and abstract way of thinking. 

 Facilitate access to all basic cognitive styles and other cognitive methods to be consolidated. 

 Contribute to the classification and understanding of the concept and master digital. 

 Force according to the meaning of sub-classified according to its changing regularity of its combination of the relevant factor. 

 Capable of math calculation. 

 Began to form the initial concept of time and space. 

 Basic chess piece movement. 

 Three-dimensional space and it’s associated cognitive. 

 Help to improve attention and abide by the law intended to test. 

 Help to improve the moral self-discipline, to promote intellectual development, that behavior is not extreme, that is, learn to respect each other. 

Chess can make children smarter, including the performance of the following capabilities: focus, mental arithmetic ability, planning ability, analytical ability, creativity, independent problem-solving skills, and learning sportsmanship through competition. Playing chess is learning to communicate with the outside world bridge, chess, regardless of age, gender, and race. Educational institutions in the United States and Canada research shows that playing chess could help grades in school. In New York, Houston and other areas, including 100 schools for 3,000 students in the school chess results show that: the children learn chess and mathematics achievement in English is superior, in a test of creative thinking has a clear advantage in more. 

Each year, the United States there are many large and small school competition, the purpose is to give talented players a little fling opportunities. University talent contest will have priority admission scores of the students. American chess for is for training talented players with a special fund, so that they can go abroad competitions with expert when the coach. 

A more rigorous calculation of the FIDE match results and other scoring system, from beginner to grandmaster level at different levels are available through the sub-(Rating) shown. 




Chess and Math

There are a lot of chess and math mastery of the Department. Outstanding mathematicians Haer Ji in the paper, "Confessions of a mathematician," he wrote: "dismantling chess chess problem solve math problems is just as, while chess is like doing math." This is Ha Wilkie to compare chess and math after the conclusion. 

Chess and Mathematics form of thinking is very close to all the people with mathematical talent often have chess talent. Of course, not all will go to outstanding student mathematics study chess, because both want to master both is very difficult. Generation Chess Karpov in college once said: "I adapted the idea of ​​mathematics, there is hope to overcome tip, so I chose the mathematical mechanics. I found between chess and math have in common, the problem is often participate in chess race, it is time to deal with mathematical practice. mathematical theory can sneak attack, but can not do the exercises, what benefits it? or chess, chess career! "Karpov then switched to economics, the decision to release more time and energy playing chess. 

Cutting-edge science in the well-known experts and scholars, there are many chess players, such as: mathematician Markov academicians, experts in Islamic Linsky mechanical Academy of Sciences, Nobel Prize physicist Kabi Cha Academy of Sciences. Another moyile great mathematician, he is a 17th century pioneer in probability theory, the inventor of calculus discussed is the central figure. Because of his mathematical research interesting but sub practical, so he ends meet, then became a professional player. Mo Yile zombie, he vowed to consecutive quarter of an hour more sleep per day. Can also be started until the sleep time to 23 hours 3 quarters of an hour, when, it is conceivable that he can not afford to sleep on one. He and Roger and Ned more great mathematician Euler, like Rio, answer the "Knights Tour" (horse's path) that a combination of mathematics and chess topic answers. 

Many chess masters have received different levels of education and training in mathematical sciences. Chess history on a world chess champion Steinitz very interested in mathematics. The second world chess champion Lasker is a mathematician. Although he spent only in the Department of Mathematics 4 semesters, but in Erlang University of Michigan and successfully passed the math Ph.D. thesis defense, get double doctorate. Einstein's mathematical and philosophical treatises Lasker had given high marks: "I like Lasker's indestructible spirit of independence, for humans, this quality so rare." 

Fifth World Chess Euwe was originally a woman in Amsterdam school math teacher, and later became a university professor. Apart from chess, he is still mathematics for further studies. After World War II, he led a computing center and is also a large company's scientific advisor. He's good at chess is characterized by the calculation, which is his mathematical attainments inseparable. 

Sixth in the World Chess Bot Winnick was a Doctor of Science, Technology, is an electrical engineering expert. Out of chess, he diverted to the study of applied mathematics. 

Eighth World Chess Tal in his childhood mathematics showed amazing talent. First grade, because he will calculate the three-digit multiplication, so the school allowed him to skip a grade to third grade. Later, as the new math teacher did not believe his young age, can do complex mathematical operations quickly and right, no reason to suspect him of cheating. This made ​​him very popular with injuries, so the energy into the calculations of chess. 

Chess and Mathematics interlinked areas: chess board, chess pieces and their moves are often used for a variety of mathematical concepts icon and problem solving. In the control theory, game theory, computational mathematics, campaign research, graph theory and combinatorial analysis of the books, there are a lot of chess terminology. 

Chess and mathematics have in common one thing, both are a popular form of engaging math, math board games, problem-solving and intelligence tests are this mathematical form.




A Parent Thougt about Chess

I don’t expect my child to be a grandmaster or get achievements in chess. I just want chess to help my child develop intelligence, self-control, good habits and logical thinking. In life, people will be affected by their good and bad habits! 

For other hobbies, I request the child is doing what looks like, we must concentrate! Like play like play, the kind of learning will have to learn, play chess there should be like playing chess! So, I give the child every week some time on the Internet and playing computer! In this guide I advocate unbridled, and can not simply ban! Otherwise easily lead to the child's rebellious! Children learn chess during their mental health quality of training is very important! To focus on fostering children's "humble in victory by defeat," the outcome of outlook and the "people outside there is day," the Qipin! As the saying goes: Qipin such as the character! Must first be a man playing chess!