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Coach Profiles

Chess Coach Steve Ryan

Stephen Ryan

Coach Steve started out coaching chess on the side, but in a few years it was his main occupation. Not long after that, he founded Seattle Chess School and has worked with other talented coaches to bring chess education to all. As a coach, Steve focuses on inspiring and empowering his students. Competition is another …

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Coach Ed

Edward Brown

Coach Ed has been an avid chess player since he was young, and enjoys sharing his excitement for chess with his students. Before working as a chess coach, Ed worked with children in many other roles, including coach, mentor and event coordinator. As a coach, Ed enjoys breaking down complicated chess ideas into fun and …

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William Schill

Coach Bill is a FIDE Master, has twice become the Washington State Chess Champion, and has won the Pacific Coast Championship. He stays sharp by being active in chess competition and shares his invaluable advice and winning strategies with our top students. Coach Bill shaking hands with World Champion Magnus Carlsen after participating in his …

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Coach Matt Fleury

Matt Fleury

Matt has been a USCF National Master since he was 18 years old. He has been a chess coach for over 20 years and many of his students are now experts or even masters themselves. Coach Matt specializes in talented and focused chess players with a strong desire to improve.

Coach Michael

Michael Adams

Michael Adams is a game designer who has created many board games including Cranium. Before becoming a chess coach he was a kindergarden teacher for many years. He has a warmth and gentleness that makes him a favorite among his students. Michael specializes in working with our youngest students and giving them a great introduction …

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