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Years of experience



Are you ready to be part of the champions???

Welcome to Mavens Chess and Scholastic Centre, where champions are forged and chess enthusiasts find their home. Founded and led by Coach Tom Amwai, a FIDE certified Developmental Instructor and Minichess trainer, Mavens Chess is dedicated to nurturing chess talent in individuals of all ages and backgrounds across Kenya.

Choose Mavens Chess and Scholastic Centre for an enriching chess experience that goes beyond the game,

  • Offering expert guidance,
  • Inclusive community and
  • A pathway to holistic development

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced player, Mavens Chess is where champions are made.

Values That Define Us:

We are driven by a commitment to excellence, sportsmanship, and the principles of fair play. Beyond the chessboard, our focus extends to fostering a thriving chess community that imparts valuable life skills such as critical thinking, strategic planning, and decision-making... Read more



Check our Services

chess training

Mavens Chess Club offers a multifaceted training program that caters to diverse demographics within the chess community. Designed for parents, juniors, and trainers,.. Learn more

tournaments and competitions

We take pride in organizing competitive and inclusive chess tournaments. These events provide a platform for players of all levels to showcase their skills, engage in friendly competition,..More

Chess In Schools

We collaborate with educational institutions to introduce chess in schools, offering unique combinations such as chess and mathematics, chess and reading, and insightful...More

Mentorship Programs

Mavens Chess Club is committed to fostering personal growth and development through mentorship programs. Our experienced mentors provide guidance, support, and insights to individuals seeking to advance ... More

Chess Classes

Registration Ongoing

Trainings ar held Mondays, Wednesdays (Online) and Saturdays (Physical).


Winners of 2023 Kenya National Supper League

Mavens Tacticians, one of the junior clubs affiliated with Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center, has distinguished itself by winning the 2023 National Supper League and securing a promotion to The Kenya Premier League. This achievement underscores Mavens Tacticians' exceptional strategic prowess and competitive edge on the chessboard.

Comprising a talented roster of junior players under the guidance of experienced coaches, the club emphasizes

  • tactical thinking,
  • skill refinement, and
  • sportsmanship.

Mavens Tacticians not only excels in competitive play but also serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring young chess enthusiasts. By earning a spot in The Kenya Premier League, Mavens Tacticians exemplify the dedication to excellence that defines the ethos of Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center, contributing significantly to the overall success and prestige of the organization within the chess community.

Mavens Warriors, one of the two junior clubs under the auspices of Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center, has demonstrated commendable performance in the National Supper League's 2nd division. Positioned at 5th out of 17 teams, Mavens Warriors showcased their competitive spirit and strategic acumen on the chessboard.

Led by a dedicated team of coaches, this junior club provides a nurturing environment for young talents to develop their chess skills. Mavens Warriors' notable standing in the league reflects their commitment to both individual player growth and collective success as a team.

The club serves as a vital component in the Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center's mission to foster a thriving chess community by engaging and developing the next generation of chess enthusiasts.

Made of coaches.

Mavens Chess Club stands as a distinguished club within the Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center, specifically tailored for coaches who are instrumental in shaping the future of chess enthusiasts. Comprising a dedicated team of experienced and certified coaches, Mavens Chess Club embodies a commitment to excellence in chess education.

While not directly participating in the national supper league standings, Mavens Chess Club plays a pivotal role in:

  • Nurturing talent,
  • refining strategic understanding, and
  • imparting essential skills to aspiring players.

As an integral part of the Mavens Chess and Scholastic Center, Mavens Chess Club contributes significantly to the overall success and growth of the chess community, exemplifying the highest standards of professionalism and expertise in chess coaching.

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