We Make Chess Fun!®
& Franchise Development
Founder & President
& Director of Curriculum
International Chess Master
& Senior Instructor
As a published author and nationally renowned children's chess trainer of fifteen years, Coach Daniel Vellotti is the Founder and CEO of Vellotti's Chess School. He has additionally developed an innovative and original "Success in Chess" Training System®. This system includes a comprehensive curriculum and complete set of Workbooks designed to take students ages 3 and up from Beginner to Advanced levels.
Coach Vellotti's proprietary "Teaching and Learning" storytelling method allows all children to feel comfortable in playing and improving their game. Integrated into all the Vellotti's Chess School programs, classes, camps, and events are unique lesson plans that help students make rapid progress, master chess strategy and tactics with ease, and have fun in an exciting and action-packed way.
Carl Vellotti is a National Chess Champion and 2x Idaho High School Chess Champion. A current Bioengineering student at the University of California, Los Angeles, he reigns as one of the top players in the State for both youth & adults. As both a community leader and an academic standout, Carl is considered by parents to be a great role model for their children.
Some his many accomplishments include 2013 National Merit Finalist, Mayor's Student City Council, National Honor Society President, and Boise High Swim Team Captain. He teaches students and designs curriculum for students for all ages.
Luke Vellotti is an International Chess Master and a three-time National chess champion. He is a member of the United States Junior Math Olympiad and a six-time All American U.S. Chess team member. He is also an AP National Scholar, a National Merit Finalist, and a three-time State Champion for both Math and Science Bowl.
Luke's future plans include attaining the title of Grandmaster in chess, and training to become a research Physician-Scientist for his career. He will be attending University of California, Los Angeles along with his older brother, Carl Vellotti. Luke currently works as a Senior Instructor at Vellotti's Chess School.