October monthly chess meetup

My next meetup chess meetup will be on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Panera Bread on 1025 El Monte Ave, in Mountain View. It’s going to be from 7:30pm to 9pm. If you decide to come, please bring chess board and pieces, since I won’t have enough for everybody! If you have a chess clock, […]

San Francisco public library book talk pictures!

Today, I gave an exciting “50 Poison Pieces” book talk at the San Francisco public library. The purpose of the book is to figure out why taking an unprotected piece (poison piece) is a huge mistake! Here’s some pictures!

Come to my monthly chess get-together in Mountain View!

Hi everybody! On Friday, September 15th from 7:30 to 9pm, I’ll be hosting my monthly chess get-together for all of my chess students and the general chess community. The get-together will be held at Panera Bread, 1035 El Monte Ave, Mountain View. It’s all casual play. All skill levels are welcome. Please bring a chess […]

Sign up for Palo Alto Adult school chess class for adults

Hi everybody! I hope that everybody is enjoying their summer.  I’ll be teaching a 5 week beginners chess class for adults starting September 11 at the Palo Alto Adult school! If you or if you know anybody that’s interested,  click here to sign up!  

My upcoming chess events in July, August, and September.

Here’s my  upcoming chess events in the San Francisco bay area. I hope you can come at least one of them! On Sunday, July 23rd at 11am, I’ll be giving my “50 Poison Pieces” book talk at the Mechanics’ Institute in San Francisco.  The Mechanics’ Institute is a famous chess club located in downtown SF. […]

Upcoming tournament at Belmont library on Saturday, August 19th.

Kevin Gong is organizing the 5th annual Belmont Library Summer Chess tournament for kids in Belmont on Saturday, August 19th, from 9am to 1pm.  It’s a 5 round event.  There are both USCF quick-rated and unrated sections.  Space is limited, so sign up now at http://belmontchess.eventbrite.com/ This should be a fun event to attend!   […]

The Almanac’s Article Featuring Me & Chess

Check out the Almanac’s newspaper article about me and chess below. Click the image below to view Downloadable PDF. Or visit the entire issue here: https://issuu.com/almanac/docs/2017_07_12.alm.section1 Go to page 15 to see the article!!!

Upcoming events in the SF bay area!

I hope everybody is having a great summer!  Here’s more updates from me. On Friday, July 21st from 7:30pm to 9pm, I’m organizing a chess get-together meetup at Panera Bread in Mountain View: 1035 El Monte Ave, CA.  Everybody is welcome, including complete beginners!  Last month, people of all ages came.  So, I hope you […]

50 Poison Pieces book!

Hi everybody! My beginner chess book, “50 Poison Pieces” is finally out on Amazon! In each of the 50 unique puzzles that I created, you are asked to figure out why capturing an unprotected piece is a mistake, or in other words, the poison piece. Next, you turn the page to learn why capturing that […]