Chess Prodigy Makes History, Inspires Young Minds: Is Your Child Next?

Bodhana Sivanandan, from Harrow, north-west London, will join the England Women’s Team at the Chess Olympiad in Hungary later this year.

Denver, CO – [7/5/24] – The chess world is abuzz with the news of Bodhana Sivanandan, a remarkable 9-year-old prodigy set to become the youngest player ever to represent England in any international sport! This incredible achievement shines a light on the growing popularity of chess among youngsters, and here at Summit School of Chess in the Denver area, we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Bodhana’s story is truly inspiring. Picking up the game during the pandemic, her passion for chess has blossomed, leading her to exceptional victories and a place on the prestigious England Women’s Team for the Chess Olympiad this year. Her dedication to practice, even amidst schoolwork and tournaments, showcases the commitment young minds can bring to the strategic world of chess.

This surge in youth chess interest isn’t limited to England. Here in Denver, we’ve witnessed a similar trend. Chess offers a unique blend of mental stimulation, strategic thinking, and problem-solving skills that benefit children of all ages. Studies have shown that chess can enhance focus, memory, and critical thinking, all of which translate into academic success and well-rounded development.

Just like Bodhana, many children possess a hidden talent for chess waiting to be discovered. At Summit School of Chess, we cater specifically to young learners in the Denver area. Our programs, designed for elementary and middle school students, provide a nurturing environment where children can explore their passion for chess, develop their skills under the guidance of experienced coaches like National Master Jesse Cohen, and compete in local tournaments.

Inspired by Bodhana’s story and curious about chess for your child?

Summit School of Chess offers a variety of programs to suit your needs:

  • Before/After School Chess Programs: Integrate chess into your child’s routine with convenient pick-up and drop-off options.
  • Online Group Lessons: Interactive and engaging chess classes from the comfort of your home.
  • Monthly Tournaments: Provide a platform for children to test their skills and gain competitive experience.
  • Summer Chess Camps: Immerse your child in the world of chess during the summer break.
  • Private Lessons: Get personalized coaching to help your child excel at their own pace.

Don’t wait! Give your child the opportunity to discover the magic of chess. Contact Summit School of Chess today and enroll them in a program that will challenge their minds, boost their confidence, and spark a lifelong love for the game. Visit our website at to learn more and register!

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