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Curro Durbanville Chess Academy in association with ACL

A Hub for Chess Excellence Across

Ages and Skill Levels

Welcome to African Chess Lounge (ACL), your home for premier chess education. Founded by chess aficionado Reuben Salimu, we're driven by the mission to gain international acclaim by offering top-notch coaching to players not just in South Africa but around the globe. Many international players turn to ACL during their off-season, recognizing our world-class coaching as a vital resource.

Our talented and certified team of coaches collaborates closely with Reuben Salimu, our Executive Director and Head Coach, to offer an unparalleled chess training experience. We specialize in bespoke coaching programs, catering to school-level players, chess clubs, and amateur enthusiasts alike.

For those interested in exploring school-level training or private coaching for emerging professionals, ACL is your one-stop destination. We're proud to announce our strategic partnership with Curro Durbanville, culminating in the Curro Durbanville Chess Academy. This alliance not only amplifies our coaching resources but also enables us to extend our educational footprint, reaching a wider community. Tailoring our coaching to fit different learning levels, we stand as a regional hub for chess excellence. Whether you're a beginner or a grandmaster, ACL provides the ideal environment to elevate your game.

Academy Chess Curriculum

 Introducing African Chess Lounge's Mastermind Chess Curriculum!  Unveil the chess grandmaster within you through our unparalleled chess curriculum, designed to cater to all levels of expertise! 🌟

What's Inside? 📚

  1. Rookie Royalties (0-1000 ELO)

    • Materials: Interactive tutorials, beginner's endgame guide

    • Endgame Essentials: "Checkmate Basics for Rookies

    • Manual: The Chessmate's Primer

  2. Tactical Titans (1000-1199 ELO)

    • Manual: "Tactical Titans Playbook"

    • Materials: Mid-game scenarios, chess puzzles

    • Endgame Essentials: "Endgame Tactics for Titans"

  3. Strategical Sultans (1200-1399 ELO)

    • Manual: "Strategical Chess Alchemy"

    • Materials: Case studies, advanced chess simulations

    • Endgame Essentials: "The Sultan's Endgame Strategy"

  4. Checkmate Champions (1400-1599 ELO)

    • Manual: "Champion's Chess Codex"

    • Materials: Video lessons from experts, annotated games

    • Endgame Essentials: "Endgame Scenarios for Champions"

  5. Elite Enthusiasts (1600-1999 ELO)

    • Manual: "Elite Chess Anthology"

    • Materials: Masterclasses, in-depth opening guides

    • Endgame Essentials: "The Elite Endgame Manual"

  6. Grandmaster's Guild (2000-2199 ELO)

    • Manual: "The Grandmaster's Grimoire"

    • Materials: Grandmaster interviews, tournament reviews

    • Endgame Essentials: "The Grandmaster's Endgame Anthology"

Why Choose Us? 🌟

  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Our courses are carefully crafted based on the Elo rating system, accommodating every level from beginners to expert players[3].

  • International Coaching: Learn under the guidance of internationally recognized chess coaches[1].

  • Practical Learning: Participate in rapid sessions after each learning module to apply what you've learned[2].

Gear up for a transformative chess journey with African Chess Lounge! 



We are always looking forward to hearing from you


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