Coach Michael
Beginner I, Beginner II

Coach

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 to chess that lasts a lifetime.

“Chess teaches foresight, by having to plan ahead; vigilance, by having to keep watch over the whole chess board; caution, by having to restrain ourselves from making hasty moves; and finally, we learn from chess the greatest maxim in life – that even when everything seems to be going badly for us we should not lose heart, but always hoping for a change for the better, steadfastly continue searching for the solutions to our problems.” ― Benjamin Franklin