I am the Founder and CEO of Chess University, Inc., the world's leading online chess academy with its primary website located at https://ChessUniversity.com
My journey in the chess education world began when I became a #1-selling coach. I later became President of Chess.com University and started offering "super-premium" services. After Chess University evolved into its own company, I introduced college-like online courses to the chess world.
In summer of 2014, I organized the world's first online chess camp featuring 2012 Vice Wold Chess Champion GM Boris Gelfand as an instructor.
Towards the end of 2014, I created the Prodigy Program which today is Chess University's flagship offering as well as the world's undisputed #1 chess course. Five-time World Chess Champion GM Viswanathan Anand started teaching in the Prodigy Program in 2016 and has been helping Chess University / ChessUniversity.com revolutionize online chess learning since then. In 2017, 13th World Champion Anatoly Karpov taught a live lesson in the Prodigy Program.
Instructors formally or presently associated with Chess University include: Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 13th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Alexei Shirov, GM Roman Dzindzichashvili, GM Alex Yermolinsky, GM Erwin l'Ami, IM Mark Dvoretsky, IM Nazi Paikidze, IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM Daniel Rensch, IM David Pruess, FM Dalton Perrine, FM Elliott Liu, FM Arne Jochens, Kairav Joshi, and many others.
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Outside the chess world, I am also an educational entrepreneur with interests in bringing top STEM education to schools around the world.
Outside of my present career, the subject that interests me most is astrophysics. I've studied the orbital dynamics of our solar system in the past and enjoy reading about the latest research done to find exoplanets.
I love working and partnering with great people and great businesses. Contact me if you'd like to improve at chess or work together on something else!
President and CEO
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