I am a retired CPA, having worked as a Corporate Auditor for Ernst and Young for 5 years in Albuquerque, NM, and then as an VP in Accounting for The Boatmen's national Bank of St. Louis, now part of Bank of America.
As a US Chess Master, I teach all aspects and methods for proper chess play.
Good Student Match:
I prefer third grade and older students, as they better understand the more advanced chess ideas.
I have been playing in open chess tournaments and for relaxation for about 50 years. I played for The St. Louis University High School chess team from 1967 to 1970. My uncle Denny Van Liew taught me to play chess on a camping trip at The Current River Resort, when I was in Grade school.
I follow The Siegbert Tarrasch, German Champion, method as outlined in his classic "The Game of Chess". I use the modern ChessBase supplemented with some great GM DVDs.
OUR MISSION It is the mission of the Saint Louis Chess Club, an educational organization, to maintain a formal program of instruction to teach the game of chess and to promote and support its educational program through community outreach and local and national partnerships to increase the awareness of the educational value of chess.
Wheelchair/disability access is available in the rear - please proceed through the parking lot to our east and around to our back door. If you need additional assistance, please let us know.
The Saint Louis Chess Club admits students of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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