Develop Your Self-Confidence, Strategic Thinking & Resilience by Learning the Game of Chess
Online Chess Classes
Women, claim your power through chess!
Chess Queen: A 6-week online class for women starting September 27, 2023.
I’m Ivona, Twice-Olympian Chess Player, Founder of Chess4SuccessLA
I’m a Women’s FIDE Master, teacher, two-time Olympic chess player and an active player for more than 30 years.
I started playing chess at age eleven in my small native town, Cieszyn, in southern Poland. By the age of fourteen, I was a professional competitor and was brought to Warsaw, the capital, to represent a prestigious Polish chess club, “Polonia Warszawa.”
In 1980, in my 20s, I took the big leap and immigrated to the United States. Here I became a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team.
In the late 1990’s, I developed “Chess4SuccessLA,” a comprehensive chess-learning program that improves intellectual skills and self-esteem.
I’ve since been teaching chess to women and couples and in elementary schools in the Los Angeles area, both in person and online.
My warmth and natural rapport with my students makes learning and playing chess an experience that while challenging, is great fun. The classes stimulates the mind, as you learn strategic thinking, problem solving techniques and tactics that are as important in life as they are on the chessboard.
As a tournament director and organizer, I bring excitement to the classes, events and tournaments I direct, creating an amazing community and a memorable experience for all who attend.
"Chess is the ultimate tool for strategic thinking, character building and personal development. It inspires the search of the best move, the best plan and the most beautiful way forward out of the endless possibilities. It encourages the everlasting aim towards progress, always steering to ignite the flame of victory."
From Beginners to Advanced Players
Chess For Women
Claim Your Power through Chess: Experience the self confidence, strategic thinking, creativity, personal growth, resilience and resourcefulness that chess unique offers — while providing a fun, social outlet
Chess for Women Seniors
I invite you to play chess with your spouses, friends and family. It’s a wonderful bonding and creative experience, and it stimulates you to think strategically and creatively.
Chess for Children
Chess4SuccessLA Programs Have Been Taught by Ivona Jezierska in Los Angeles’ Area Schools Since 2000
Summer Chess Camp
For beginners, intermediate, and advanced, ages 5 to 14.
Come Play, Learn, Win Trophies and Medals, and Have Fun Galore!
Playing in tournaments is a lot of fun! Not only is it an opportunity to practice your chess skills, but you meet and make friends with smart kids from other schools.
Chess For Women
Claim Your Power with Chess: Experience the self confidence, strategic thinking, creativity, personal growth, resilience and resourcefulness that chess unique offers — while providing a fun, social outlet
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