Open a door to the wonderful world of chess.
A game of excitement and true grit.
Where the sky is the limit.

Chess Bud Ireland is an Irish chess coaching service for all ages and abilities.
Steered at the helm by Mark Quinn IM, when you sign up to Chess Bud
you are opening yourself up to a world of stimulating ideas.

Make the right move!

Whether you are an absolute beginner, a budding star or a seasoned player who wants to sharpen your game and become more competitive, why not join join Chess Bud today for a chance to discover a new hobby, meet new people and engage your mind! Mark offers chess courses to chess players of all standards, both individually and in groups. Go on, make the right move! 


Who is Chess Bud?

Mark competing for Ireland at the European Team Championships in Leon, Spain.

Mark Quinn was awarded the title of International Master of Chess at the FIDE Congress during the Istanbul Olympiad in 2000. Mark made his debut for Ireland at the World Under 14 chess championships in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin in 1990. Since then he has represented Ireland in many World and European Junior Championships. He made his Senior debut for Ireland at the Moscow Chess Olympiad in 1994 and has competed in six Chess Olympiads to date. He was ranked Number 1 in Ireland at the age of 17 and is currently the Number 6 ranked active Irish player on the International FIDE rating list. Mark was awarded the title of FIDE trainer in April 2020.

Mark has extensive experience as a chess coach for players of all levels and ages, from beginner to advanced. Several of his past pupils have gone on to  represent Ireland at Junior and Senior level including Glorney Cups and Chess Olympiads. His talent for the game, coupled with his competition experience and communication skills makes him a strong choice to guide you through all the various stages of your chess battles.

Chess Bud Article

Boris Spassky

A masterclass in move order 

Article 23rd November 2020 

With more time to kill than usual during Lockdown 2.0, Mark digs up an interesting encounter with the tenth world champion Boris Spassky from a simultaneous in Dublin in 1991. Read about Mark’s memorable draw and his memories of the man whom Bobby Fischer defeated in the match of the century in Iceland in 1972 to become World Champion.

Top Health Benefits of Playing Chess

The benefits of learning to play chess are legion. Recent studies have show that in addition to being an exciting, challenging activity, playing Chess increases problem-solving skills, raises IQ, increases creativity, improves memory and spatial skills, helps planning and foresight, exercises both sides of the brain and helps prevent Alzheimer’s.

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