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Your child's first move in chess!

Come Play with Us

“Every chess master was once a beginner.”

Irving Chernev


Endgame Chess Academy offers unique programs and services to support the growth of chess in Gainesville, FL and the North Central Florida area. From camps, private/group lessons, and school enrichment programs to tournaments, we strive to make chess fun for early learners while nurturing their cognitive and personal growth.


Our mission is to provide high-quality chess education and training to bring out the best in each student. Our programs are designed for kids of all ages and levels from beginners who want to learn how to play, intermediate players looking to improve their skills, or advanced players who want to take their game to the next level.

Come play with us.


"Chess is like life; every move has consequences.”

Jeremy Silman 


“When you see a good move, look for a better one”
Emanuel Lasker


  • ECA Monthly Chess Tournament
    ECA Monthly Chess Tournament
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jul 21
    Queen of Peace (Parish Hall)
    Jul 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Queen of Peace (Parish Hall), 10900 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Queen of Peace (Parish Hall), 10900 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    5 Round Scholastic - G25/d5 - USCF Dual Rated (Quick & Regular) Open & Beginner Section (U600) $30 ($25 early bird) Entry Fee Registration Closes 11am day of event -- Check-In 12pm -- Games Start at 1pm

“You can become a big master in chess only if you see your mistakes and shortcomings.

Exactly the same as in life itself.”

Alexander Alekhine


  • ECA 2024 Summer Chess Camp
    ECA 2024 Summer Chess Camp
    Mon, Jun 03
    Queen of Peace Catholic Academy
    Jun 03, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
    Queen of Peace Catholic Academy, 10900 SW 24th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32607, USA
    No experience necessary. From New To Chess to Advanced Players. Kids will learn Chess Tactics, Calculation, Visualization, Openings, Evaluation, Endgames, and Strategy. Kids will participate in tournaments, chess crafts, outdoor activities, and much more.

“Chess is life.”

Bobby Fisher



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Gainesville, FL


(352) 788-2437



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