Tag Archives: University of Arizona

UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

UA Junior Competing for Chess Title, $3,000

Posted on 03. Jul, 2010 by .

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Our very own Warren Harper is out to rock the chess world. To learn more about Warren, check out his bio

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Ryan Manacheril (1800 USCF)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Ryan is a young chess player/coach that has not only lot of chess titles behind his belt, but a fair amount of chess coaching as well. Ryan was a member of the Gilbert High School Champion Chess Team and has won several trophies as a Blitz player. He also has a lot of experience coaching […]

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Danny Shucker (USCF 2000)

Danny Shucker (USCF 2000)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Danny has shown a great understanding of chess in his recent competitions as well as a very mature level of chess coaching. He was a chess instructor in Gilbert, AZ a couple of years ago— an experience that greatly influenced his way of coaching as he moved to Tucson. Arizona Chess For Schools has closely […]

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Fide Master Warren Harper (USCF 2350)

Fide Master Warren Harper (USCF 2350)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Warren is very competitive on the chess board and probably at every other sport and board game he plays. Becoming a Texas State Champion is not an easy feat! He is currently a student at the University of Arizona and just placed first at the super strong Green Fields Open 09. Warren is also a […]

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Matt Noble (USCF 1800)

Matt Noble (USCF 1800)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Matt is one of the most interesting chess characters in Tucson. He has several majors and currently is employed by the University of Arizona at its IT department. Matt loves active chess where action is abundant and intellectual wits constantly clash. He enjoys playing chess at coffee shops and on ICC and is always current […]

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Viktor Yee (USCF 1900)

Posted on 08. Nov, 2009 by .

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Viktor has always been an aggressive and dangerous chess player, which made him a very valuable player for the Foothills High School Chess Team in their quest for National Championship titles. He also coaches a basketball team, and his fearless desire to win on a basketball court also influences his decisions both as a chess […]

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University of Arizona

University of Arizona

Posted on 21. Apr, 2009 by .

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Instructors: Professor Sandiway Fong, Levon Altounain This is one of the most fun and educational chess projects I have embarked on. It started as an experiment after having long conversations with the U of A Business school professor Amar Gupta, who suggested combining chess with a subject that also deals with similar issues of analysis […]

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Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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Amanda is an exceptional chess player, ranked among the 30 US female chess players and among the top 12 under the age of 21. She is a 2-time Arizona Representative of the prestigious Susan Polgar Girls Championship, and has played hundreds of USCF rated tournaments. Amanda is very serious yet personable chess player who likes […]

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International Master Mark Ginsburg ( USCF 2400)

International Master Mark Ginsburg ( USCF 2400)

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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An International Master for many years, Mark has many international tournaments under his belt and is exteremly difficult to beat. The winner of several competitions in Europe as well as the USA (such as the Universe Open 2008, Brugges and Eeklo, Belgium, 1985 and 1990), Mark specializes in Opening Systems and positional play. Mark has […]

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Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by .

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Andy is the winner of the Under 1800 Section in the North American Open (2001), and shared First Place at the Tucson Open (2005). He coaches at various schools, including Basis, Tucson Elementary and High School (2004-2005). Andy holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Science from the University of Arizona. He likes to play […]

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