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Tag: University of Arizona

Ryan Manacheril (1800 USCF)

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...

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Danny Shucker (USCF 2000)

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...

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Fide Master Warren Harper (USCF 2350)

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...

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Matt Noble (USCF 1800)

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...

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Viktor Yee (USCF 1900)

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,...

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University of Arizona

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...

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Amanda Mateer (USCF Rating 2050); Expert

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...

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International Master Mark Ginsburg ( USCF 2400)

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,...

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Andy Lebovitz (USCF Rating 2000); Expert

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)....

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