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  • Peter Doggers

    News Profile 7242 Followers

    Company Contact and News Accreditation:  Email: peter@chess.com Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827 Address: PO Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Peter Doggers joined a chess club a month before turning 15 and still plays for it. He used to be an active tournament player and holds two IM norms, but now only plays about two tournaments a year. Peter has a Master of Art degree in Dutch Language & Literature. He briefly worked at New in Chess, then as a Dutch teacher and then in a project for improving safety and security in Amsterdam schools. Between 2007 and 2013 Peter was running ChessVibes, a major source for chess news and videos. In October 2013 Chess.com acquired ChessVibes. As our Director of Content, Peter writes most of...

  • NM Sam Copeland

    News Profile 2510 Followers

    Company Contact and News Accreditation:  Email: sam@chess.com Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827 Address: PO Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Sam Copeland is the Director of Social Media for Chess.com. Sam loves a good game of chess and plays a regrettably mediocre game of chess. Sam earned the National Master title in 2012, a lifelong dream. In 2014, Sam returned to his home state of South Carolina where he started Strategery: Chess and Games to grow scholastic chess in SC. Outside of chess, Sam enjoys dancing, camping, and travel. He was thrilled to finish his first marathon in 2014, coming in at 3:57.

  • FM Mike Klein

    News Profile 8360 Followers

    Company Contact and News Accreditation:  Email: Mike@chess.com Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827 Address: PO Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Mike Klein began playing chess at the age of four in Charlotte, NC. In 1986, he lost to Josh Waitzkin at the National Championship featured in the movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." A year later, Mike became the youngest member of the very first All-America Chess Team, and was on the team a total of eight times. In 1988, he won the K-3 National Championship, and eventually became North Carolina's youngest-ever master. In 1996, he won clear first for under-2250 players in the top section of the World Open. Mike has taught chess full-time for a dozen years in New York City and Charlotte, with his students and teams winning many national champion...

  • IM Daniel Rensch

    News Profile 38867 Followers

    Vice President of Content & Professional Relations for Chess.com. International Master Danny Rensch is best known for his videos and chess.com/tv shows - but also writes educational articles, publishes breaking chess news, and organizes the details for Chess.com's biggest events, like the Grandmaster Blitz Battle Championships, Blitz Death Matches, the ChessKid.com National Invitational Championship and more! Twitter: https://twitter.com/danielrensch Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/danielrensch Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/danielrensch Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Rensch Company Address: P.O. Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Company Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827

  • GM Jon Ludvig Hammer

    News Profile 1212 Followers

    I am Jon Ludvig Hammer, hailing from the great chess nation to-be, NORWAY! Update 2016: We finished 5th in the Chess Olympiad. So we're officially a great chess nation!

  • Chess.com Webmaster

    News Profile 37031 Followers

    Get the latest insights on what is happening at Chess.com!   NOTE: I am an automated user account and cannot answer questions. If you need support, please contact https://support.chess.com. Thank you!

  • GM Robert L. Hess

    News Profile 3636 Followers

    Robert Hess learned the rules of chess from his father at age five and quickly became hooked. He spent his formative years under the tutelage of Grandmaster Miron Sher, whose dedicated coaching helped Robert become the K-3 National Champion in 2001. By the time Robert enrolled at Stuyvesant High School, he had secured 2 IM norms and had won the 2006 US Junior Chess Championship. Although it was difficult to compete in elite tournaments while at a rigorous school, Robert managed to balance schoolwork and chess success, earning his IM title in 2007 and becoming co-champion of the 2008 Foxwoods Open. During spring of his junior year in 2009, Robert enjoyed a tremendous winning spree during which he won the Spice Spring Invitational, earned his final GM norm at the Foxwoods Open, won the indiv...

  • IM Kostya Kavutskiy

    News Profile 530 Followers

      IM Kostya Kavutskiy is a professional chess author, journalist, coach, commentator, and player. As a part of Chess.com's content team since 2009, Kostya has recorded many video lectures, covered elite tournaments, written instructive articles & blogs, and has done many live commentary shows for Chess TV. Kostya has also written a number of articles for Chess Life magazine and Chess Life Online, and is currently an instructor for Chess University. In 2015, Modernized: The Open Sicilian was released, which Kostya co-authored with IM Zhanibek Amanov. Kostya's tournament accomplishments include winning the 2014 Southern California Closed Championship, as well as achieving his IM title in November 2016. In April 2017, he placed 6th in the star-studded 2017 Reykjavik Open. He currently res...

  • David Kaufmann

    News Profile 230 Followers

    Marketing Analytics Growth Spanish Content #vegan Honored to be part of this amazing team at Chess.com!

  • PRO Chess League

    News Profile 198 Followers

    The official account of the PRO Chess League.

  • FM Luis Fernández Siles

    News Profile 2003 Followers

    Maestro FIDE y entrenador de ajedrez. Editor y director de Capakhine, la revista de ajedrez para los niños y sus padres. Siempre pensando en crear contenidos que puedan ser útiles para el progreso ajedrecístico. Creativo, bloguero, youtuber y un poco friki Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/entrenadordeajedrez Twitter: https://twitter.com/capakhine Web personal: http://entrenadordeajedrez.com Blog: http://entrenadorajedrez.blogspot.com.es Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/luisfsiles Revista de ajedrez para niños y monitores: http://capakhine.es    

  • Pete

    News Profile 2556 Followers

    I am the senior editor at Chess.com.  My duties include managing the content calendar, maintaining editorial quality, and working with the rest of our talented staff to bring you the best chess articles, videos, and news on Chess.com and its social media.  I am perhaps best-known for my aptly named column, "Pete's Pathetic Chess."

  • Erik

    News Profile 1788 Followers

    [Please Note: Don't send me Tech Support, Abuse Reports, or other "Site" issues. Please contact Chess.com Support for those kinds of things. But I do love thank you notes and personal messages! Thank you!] I am the guy who put Chess.com together - who came up with the site vision, put together an amazing team (Jay, Piotr, Igor, and others), and then worked day and night to design the site and get it going. I have 3 beautiful daughters, one wild son, and a wonderful wife! I learned chess when I was 8 years old, but didn't really pick it back up until about 15 years ago. Since then I have been playing, studying, and enjoying it regularly. I prefer semi-open and closed positions that blow up tactically (like the Closed Sicilian, King's Indian, Glek etc). I'm also "chesscom" on reddit.

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