Vaishnav has some impressive credentials: He was the 4th best chess player in the nation under 16; Captain of the 10th Grade, State, and National High School Champion Chess Team; National High School Blitz Champion; and the 2006 High School Chess Champion, to name a few. He has 4 years of excellent coaching experience, and emphesizes a quiet, positional approach to the game. Vaishnav is currently a student at Stanford University.