GM Yaro Zherebukh

My name is Yaroslav Zherebukh. Personally, some of my best achievements are accomplishing the grandmaster title at age 16, along with a spectacular win over the world’s #2 Fabiano Caruana in the 2017 US Championship. I moved permanently to the United States in 2013 and have shifted my focus to chess coaching and academics. I have been coaching a plethora of talented American youths, including world-class GM Jeffery Xiong, GM-elect Hans Niemann, 10-year-old NM Andy Woodward, World Champion Under 8 Raj Chennareddy, WIM Rochelle Wu, and many others. Currently, I hold a Master of Science degree in financial economics from Saint Louis University and have experience working for private equity firms in New York City. I got married in 2020 and currently live in Chicago.

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GM Alex Lenderman

My name is Aleksandr Lenderman. Currently, I rank in top in the top-15 nationally and am a grandmaster with a Fide rating of 2600+ and a USCF rating of 2700+. I was a coach of the gold-winning US team in 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the first time in 40 years that the US has won gold in the Olympiad. I was also the coach of the US team in 2018 that won the silver at the Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Personally, I have loved coaching students and instilling a balance of strategic, and tactical fundamentals.

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NM Majur Juac 

My name is Majur Juac, I am a National Master from Sudan. I have loved coaching chess for over 10+ years in the USA and love sharing my chess knowledge with everyone from different ages and backgrounds. Majur loves to add his element of creativity through strategy in chess. Majur tries to instill patience, and perseverance through each of his students, as they grow and blossom in a positive learning environment.