Meet the Instructor

Hello! My name is Jason Ciano, and I thank you for taking the time to visit I live in New York City, where I work as the CEO and lead instructor of our organization. I am also a chess master with over 25 years of experience, both as a tournament player and as a teacher of children and adults. I welcome students of all ages to join me as I reveal the inner secrets of the exciting and engaging game that has been my one of my life’s guiding passions.

Making the right moves on the chessboard begins with learning the key dynamics and strategies of play. Whether your purpose is recreational chess or tournament competition, I can give you the tools to achieve your ambition. Contact Ciano Chess today, and make an appointment for yourself or for your child to discuss your goals. Together, we will develop a customized lesson plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

You will be amazed at how short a time will pass before you, like so many of our happy Ciano Chess students, can say our favorite word:


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Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
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Federation International Des Eches
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Jason tries hard to accommodate all requests.  However, only limited spots are available for chess training in 2014-15.

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 Weekdays Weekends 9AM to 5PM 5PM to 9PM
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 Novice ........ (never rated) Average ...... (under 1400) Moderate .... (under 1800) Advanced  ... (under 2200)