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FIDE Meester
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I am a US senior master and FIDE master living in the Boston, MA area. I was one of the top scholastic players in the U.S. in the 90s, with notable results including a tie for 1st-7th in the 1993 National Junior High School Championships, a tie for 7th-14th in the 1994 World U-14 Championship, winning the 1993 National 9th Grade Championship, and winning the 1996 U.S. Junior Open U-17 Championship. I was ranked number 2 in the U.S. in my age group throughout most of my scholastic playing career. Later I played on board 1 for my college and grad school teams in intercollegiate and open team tournaments. After mostly taking a hiatus from serious chess for a number of years, I have resumed chess competition, writing, and teaching since the start of 2016. I have now raised my rating to the highest it has ever been, 2456, and am seeking IM norms.

I co-authored an article on chess in Cuba that came out as the cover story in the Sept 2017 issue of Chess Life and has won the 2018 Chess Journalists of America award for Best Story of the Year.

I have a recurring column in Chess Horizons magazine: (starting with the spring 2016 issue).

I am open to students rated ~ in the 1400-2000 range for 1:1 lessons online or in-person (in the Boston area). If interested, please send me a private message to discuss further.

I am also potentially interested in paid writing gigs or collaborations (one-off or recurring).