Alan has been playing chess for 8 years and has been an assistant teacher for the chess class at the Wellesley Chinese Language School for 3 years. At the age of 12, he achieved the title of National Chess Master. He also has won many local tournaments and has had a peak USCF rating of 2260.
Starting from 2nd grade, Jerry has played chess for more than 9 years. He has played in a multitude of tournaments, winning trophies and cash prizes. Most notably, he placed third in the 2017 North American Youth Chess Championship U14 Section, winning the FIDE CM title, and placed 9th in the 2022 K-12 Grade Championships 11th Grade. He obtained the National Master title in 6th grade and still plays chess frequently. Jerry's USCF peak rating is 2212. He likes to spend most of his time solving tactics, playing chess games, and preparing for the next big chess tournament.
Bernie started playing chess at age 6 and has won many chess tournaments, including two-time MA Scholastic Champion of U8 and U11 and 2nd place in the High School section. In February 2020, Bernie won the Best Board award at the 50th US Amateur Team East Chess Championship in NJ. He is currently a Candidate Master with a USCF peak rating of 2131. Bernie wants to share his chess knowledge and unique chess experiences with all his students. Besides chess, he also enjoys playing the piano, fencing, and hiking in his spare time.
Alex has been playing chess for about 10 years. Currently residing in Acton, MA, he loves to play chess both as a hobby and competitively. In competitive chess, he has achieved many milestones. Some of his most memorable achievements were winning 1st place for the Spiegel Cup for 8&U, 11&U, and 2nd place for 14&U. In addition, he has scored fantastic results in all 4 years of the World Amateur Team (2017-2020) and has even played for the US team against China, breaking the 2000 rating barrier at the age of 12, as well as winning various local and non-local tournaments. His peak USCF rating is 2133.
Jasper has been playing chess since kindergarten and enjoys playing in his free time. He has won many tournaments and loves the mental aspect of the game. In his free time, Jasper enjoys playing tennis, reading history books and National Geographic magazines, exploring nature, and playing league. He loves helping people and is using this opportunity to teach people how to play chess.
Kevin has been playing chess since 6 years old. He has reached a peak USCF rating of over 1700. He won many chess tournaments, one of which included 1st place in a section of the Continental Open, which awarded 800 dollars and a massive trophy. His other hobbies include playing the piano and studying biology.
Eric has been playing chess since he was 6 years old. He has participated in many chess tournaments and has won numerous cash prizes and trophies. At the age of 13, Eric achieved the National Master title and has a peak USCF rating of 2215. He is also a three-time Spiegel Cup champion, having won the state championship for under 11 in 2020, co-champion for grades 6-8 in 2021, and champion for grades 6-8 in 2022. Apart from chess, Eric has a passion for music and sports. He has won several state-level piano prizes and is a skilled clarinet player who has been accepted into BYSO. He is also a member of his school's varsity track team.
Isabella is one of our new Teaching Assistants for the beginner classes.
Eric is one of our new Teaching Assistants for the beginner classes.
Bohan was a former Chessinspire student and is now one of our new Teaching Assistants for the intermediate classes. Bohan's current USCF rating is 1950, and he has won several chess tournaments, including the Boston Elite Chess Tournament U1900 Champion and New England Open U1500 Champion.
Steven is one of our new Teaching Assistants for the intermediate classes.
Charles is one of the Tournament Directors for our monthly online chess tournament.
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Dear Chessinspire Students,
Happy New Year!
We hope you continue to excel in the school year of 2023 - 2024!
Please continue to join our Monthly Online Chess Tournaments as an opportunity to apply your new knowledge.