I am the educator and entrepreneur who leads Chess University, Inc.
My journey in the chess education world began when I became a #1-selling coach. I later became President of Chess University and started offering "super-premium" services. After turning Chess University 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.
Instructors formally or presently associated with Chess University include: Five-time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 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 an educational entrepreneur. I tutor STEM subjects and am working on a STEM tutoring start-up. I am also developing accelerated learning programs for middle schools and high schools in the U.S. and hope to start them by the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
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 believe there should be life on other planets and hope we find evidence for it soon.
For now, I remain an educational entrepreneur interested in chess and STEM subjects. I love forming partnerships and alliances in business. Contact me if you'd like to work together on something related to chess, STEM, tech, etc.
President and CEO
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