At Unity Chess Club, you will receive world class training along with a rich
learning environment that caters to each individual. We are committed to
providing warm hospitality, high-quality facilities, and learning resources
that the modern chess student will appreciate. Chess classes are taught by
talented chess players from around the globe with strong emphasis on quality,
comprehensiveness, and practicality.
Unity Chess was founded in the summer of 2008 by Pedram Atoufi, a World Chess Federation FIDE Master. Our goal is to cultivate extraordinary players capable of excelling on both the national and international stages. We firmly believe that every chess enthusiast can reach his or her full potential with the right tools and encouragement.
Pedram Atoufi's 14 years of teaching accomplishments include:
2008 National Junior High School Champion, Brennen Lee.
US National Champion Lane Tech College Prep Girls Team.
Lane Tech College Prep Boys to 2nd place in Chicago Public Schools tournament.
Lane Tech College Prep Boys to 13th place in Illinois High School Championships.
Girls 3rd place winner at Asia Chess Championships (Ms. Forooz Seyyedi)
Boys 2nd Place winner at Turkish Nationals (Mr. Bahadir Koilu)Today, Pedram operates the Unity Chess Club to promote recreational chess within the community and teach chess strategy to his students.
Unity Chess Club was founded in the summer of 2008 by Pedram Atoufi,
a World Chess Federation FIDE Master.
Pedram Atoufi is the owner of Unity Chess Club and a World Chess Federation FIDE Master. He won the World Open of Philadelphia (under 2300 rating) in 2006, was a member of the Marmaris Team, winners of the 2002 Turkey Chess League and the 1992 National Youth Champion of Iran. Coach Pedram began playing chess at the age of 12, which is quite an old age for an accomplished player and teacher. Chess was banned in Iran for 10 years by the government who considered it a form of gambling, with connotations of royalty. Once this ban was lifted, chess became the passion of his life and it still is today. He has played competitively in Iran, Turkey, Asia and the US. Today he is considered one of the finest instructors in the United States.
Unity Chess Club is committed to providing a positive atmosphere for individuals to grow as chess players and as people.