Achievements of our students


Junior 4 Nations Chess League Online 2022

Season 5 Division 4 Champions (Chess Rising Stars)
Season 6 Division 4 Champions (Chess Rising Stars 1)

Wey Valley Winter Rapidplay 2022

U12 Arnav K (5.5/6) 1st

Junior 4 Nations Chess League Online 2023

Season 7 Division 3 Champions (Chess Rising Stars 1)

3rd Girls’ Online Chess Tournament 2021

1st Aiyana S. (6/6)                        2nd Keira M. (5)                    3rd Jananika R. (4)


15th Chess Rising Stars Online Camp 2021

1st Rangan I. (Sharks Group)  *   Most improved Leon R. (Sharks Group)  *  1st Pablo C. (Whales Group)
1st George R. (Dolphins Group)


Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships 2022-23

U9 Aden K. (6/6)   1st
U11 Aden K. (5.5/6)   1st

National Primary Schools’ Chess Championships 2023

A Chess Rising Stars school finished 2nd in the National Finals

Chelsea Chess Club 2023

Level 2 ECF Development Pathway Junior Club

UKCC Terafinal 2023

From Left to Right
U10 Aden K. (7th)
U10 Sheng L. (9th + Girls’ Champion)
U10 Ashwin A. (3rd)

UKCC Challengers 2023

U10 Aden K. (7.5/9) 2nd
U10 Ashwin A. (7) 3rd

Both qualified for U10 Terafinal at Blenheim Palace

UKCC Gigafinal 2023

U10 Aden K. (6/7) 3rd=

Oxon LJCC Qualifier 2023

U12 Noah B (5/6) 1st


What our students say about Chess Rising Stars London Academy


Maria S.

“ Thank you Maria! Each day my daughter is more confident and happy to play chess. I am so proud of her and you are her inspiration. She likes you so much and is very pleased that you are her 1st chess teacher!”

Susie A.


“Maria has been teaching my two daughters for over one year now and always manages to keep them engaged and looking forward to their lessons.”


Christie V.


“… Maria and her staff are absolutely fabulous for beginners and have guided my daughter through the beginning stages of the game and now she is playing in tournaments …”


Hector M.


“… super friendly, patient, knows so much about the game and helps me improve my playing style. I have just learned how to use the French Defense and I am already winning more games as a result. Can’t wait for my next lesson!!”


Elise M.


Michael is always finding creative and fun ways to improve my chess. Even if I lose a game, he stays positive. It’s thanks to him I won my first chess tournament. Michael is really friendly and entertaining.”


Luca S.

Turin, Italy

“While working with Chris, I have had the chance to experience the multifaceted richness of chess. Chris pays attention to the deep knowledge chess requires and the beauty of the game … a good mentor and helpful teacher.”


Federica G.


“Having tried different qualified chess masters, we think Maria offers not only high personal qualifications but an engaging teaching approach which makes every lesson enjoyable and stimulating. My son is now in the chess team of his school …”

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