First Move Gives Kids An Advantage.

First Move teaches critical and creative thinking skills through chess. The curriculum engages young minds and expands…

abstract thinking. problem solving. pattern recognition. decision making. logical reasoning.

Magnus Carlsen

First Move’s
Honorary Chairman

“I consider First Move to be the most strategic way kids can live up to their full potential.”

Magnus Carlsen, World Chess Champion


To integrate chess as a learning tool in 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms, in order to have an enduring positive impact on our students’ critical thinking and social skills, and ability to achieve academically.


First Move is committed to the education of children. We want to see kids engaged in learning, having a positive educational experience, developing interest in STEM topics, and gaining valuable skills used in the classroom and in life.