Intermediate to Advanced Online Kids Club

Thursdays 4.45-5.45pm Theme: Fighting the French & Caro-Kann (Elo 900-1600) Starts 2nd May

Club Fichille ar líne do Pháistí Scoile – Ag tosú arís i Meán Fómhair 2024

Tráthnóna Dé Máirt 4.45-5.45pm - Do thosaitheoirí le taithí gan rátáil go dtí Elo 900 .

Online Group Course for Adults 16+

Wednesdays 7-8.30pm Theme: Fighting the French & Caro-Kann (Elo 900-1600) Starts 8th May

Individual Online Lessons

Mark offers a 60 or 90 minute lesson to players of all strengths and ages.


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chess bud

Chess Bud Ireland was founded in 2019 by IM Mark Quinn. Mark has over two decades of experience as a chess coach for players of all levels and ages. Several of his past pupils have gone on to represent Ireland at Junior and Senior level including Glorney Cups and Chess Olympiads. Mark's competition experience makes him a strong choice to guide you through all the various stages of your chess battles.

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Our services include online classes, in-person classes and an awesome chess learning portal. Our Structured Chess Programmes for groups from Beginner to Advanced all year round include classes, portal accounts, courses, training videos, puzzles, quizzes, opening-themed practice simuls and class tournaments. You can book Chess Bud for Chess Simultaneous Events and Chess Talks. Talk to us today about all our services.

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Students taught by Mark over the last two decades.

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Mark has over 130 caps representing Ireland at World Championships, Glorney Cups and Chess Olympiads, both at at Junior and Senior level.

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Company Chess Clubs

Ever wanted to have your own Company Chess Club? Chess Bud will help you get your club up and running. Chess is fantastic for team building and can lead to increased confidence and enhance strategic thinking. Talk to us today about what services we offer that would best suit your business.

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Chess Club

  • Club Set-Up Consultation
  • Access to Chess Bud Learning Portal
  • Portal Courses for all Levels
  • Online Group Classes
  • In-Person Group Classes
  • Online Tournaments

Chess Events

  • Chess Simultaneous with Q&A
  • Company Club In-Person Tournament
  • Chess in Tech Lecture with Q&A
  • Chess in Culture Lecture with Q&A
  • Chess & Business Strategy with Q&A
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The Chess Bud Essentials Playbook

Ever wanted to learn chess? No time like the present! If you are a complete beginner, why not watch Mark's Essential Chess Playbook where you will learn the basic rules of chess. Then sign up to a Chess Bud online group class. The future is bright!


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About Mark

Former Irish Chess #1 and 7 Time Irish Chess Olympiad Player

Chess Bud is a Chess Coaching Service run at the helm by IM Mark Quinn. Dedicated to bringing chess around the country to both kids and adults, Mark offers online classes and in-person master classes and lectures. Mark's patience, understanding of the nature of learning and his passion for the game defines his coaching style.

Mark made his Senior debut for Ireland at the Moscow Chess Olympiad in 1994 and has competed in seven Chess Olympiads to date Moscow (1994), Yerevan (1996), Istanbul (2000), Bled (2002), Calvia (2004), Turin (2006) and Dresden (2008). He also played board 1 for Ireland at the European Team Chess Championships in Leon, Spain in 2001. Mark was ranked number 1 in Ireland at the age of 17. He was awarded the title of International Master of Chess at the FIDE Congress during the Istanbul Olympiad in 2000. Mark gained the title of FIDE Trainer in April 2020. As of September 2022, Mark is the Number 8 ranked active Irish player on the International FIDE rating list.

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