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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, 12-year-old IM 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.

William Dann

Hello! My name is William Dann (pictured on the right - closest); I am a university student who loves to connect with scholastic players! My first chess tournament was the Washington High School Championship. Playing through school and college, I have loved the amazing benefits of it in all parts of my life! I love the learning process and sharing the knowledge I have :)