Titled Player
Diamond Member Coach

Hi! Welcome to my profile.

My name is Ethan Li, and I am a FIDE Master currently studying applied mathematics at Princeton University. I offer chess lessons to all levels of players at $60/hour. I have coached multiple T20 national youth players, and one of my students won the 2017 North American Youth U8.

Although college is quite busy, I still actively study and play chess. I currently compete on the Princeton University Chess Team, the defending Ivy League champions and USATE champions. Individually, I am pursuing my International Master title, and I have one IM norm so far.


  • Silver Medal at Taiwan National Championship 2019
  • Runner-up at New York State Championship 2015
  • 3x champion of the Greater NY State Scholastic Championships '16-'18


  • 3x US Amateur Team East Champions '16, '17, '19 (board 1)
  • 2x Ivy League Champions '18, '19 (board 2)
  • 2017 World Team Champions (board 1)


  • 3x All-American '16-'18
  • 2x Cover of US Chess Life '16, '17
  • 2017 Scholar Chess-player


  • 7x Arizona State Grade Champion: 2nd grade - 8th grade; '08-'14
  • 3x Arizona State Scholastic Champion: K-3 '08, K-5 '10, K-9 '12

For those interested in lessons, please email me at