Chess Ratings: Online vs Over-The Board

By CEO National Master Evan Rabin A few years ago, I had an adult private student who was unrated and was about to play his first tournament, The Manhattan Open. He was rated 1600 on Chess.com and asked me if he should play in the U-1600 section or the U-1400 section. I surprised him when …

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Chessable Seeks Applicants for Chessable Research Awards

By our 167th Podcast Guest Karel Van Delft Chessable, a leading platform in chess improvement and part of the Play Magnus Group, is seeking undergraduate and graduate students to apply for the Chessable Research Awards. The Chessable Research Awards are an initiative to develop our understanding of how chess can benefit our lives, how …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Farewell-Keifer

By Keifer Larose Unfortunately, my time as a SYEP Intern at Premier Chess has come to an end. I don’t know where to start but this has been an amazing experience. From exploring different parts of the city to interacting with kids at camp, and uploading blogs. Over the time, I’ve learned various communication skills, …

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Farewell SYEP Intern 2022- Justin

By Justin Cao My time with Evan Rabin and Premier chess is coming to an end for SYEP. It has been a great summer being able to work and learn with Evan and Keifer. I have learned a great number of work skills in terms of communication between coworkers and customers.How to think about using a social media …

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Chess and Not-for-Profit Development: A Study in Strategy

By: Ryan Hyman, RH Strategic One would think that, as a person who thinks very strategically, I’d be great at chess. Not only would you be wrong, but you’d also be incredibly wrong! How did it all start? My earliest foray into chess came when I was in 6 th grade. I’d just started …

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Personal Injury Litigation and the Game of Chess

Strategy and Execution By John A. Blyth, Esq. – Hach & Rose, LLP Litigating a personal injury case is similar to a game of chess. A personal injury lawyer must be prepared, devise a strategy, expect the unexpected and execute a game plan. If just one of these factors is missing, the case, or the …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Introduction: Tyler

By Tyler Pang, 2022 SYEP Intern I am going to be a senior at Brooklyn Technical High school this fall. Currently, I am majoring in software engineering in school, and I hope to major in the same in college or potentially switch to finance and economics. And this summer, I have the opportunity to work …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Introduction: Haoyuan

By Haoyuan Mo I’m a rising senior in Edward R. Murrow high school which is considered a well-known high school for chess which was established by Mr.Weiss.(Eliot Weiss) I have learned a lot in these past 6 months playing chess within the school’s chess team and at tournaments outside of school. These tournaments are hosted …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Introduction: Justin

By Justin Cao, 2022 SYEP Intern I study sociology at Baruch College. I love to learn about people and how societal issues affect them. With my degree, I would like a career in which I could help improve the lives of underprivileged people whether socially or economically. In my free time, I love to watch …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Introduction: Savannah

By Savannah Cooper, 2022 SYEP Intern I am originally from Florida but moved to New York around the age of nine. I currently reside in Brooklyn, New York. I graduated from high school two years ago now and am attending Colorado College. I am studying to receive my bachelor’s in Anthropology and then attend grad …

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Summer Youth Employment Program 2022 Introduction: Keifer

By Keifer La-Rose, 2022 SYEP Intern I was born in Guyana and moved to New York at the age of nine. I attend Leon M Goldstein High School for the Sciences. Over the course of a demanding high school journey, my main field of focus has been computer science. At Premier Chess, I plan to …

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How Chess Applies to Organizational Management

By Zachary Chertok, Research Manager- Employee Experience at IDC I was exposed to chess in elementary school and quickly learned a lot about strategy and reading people just from watching and engaging with some of the early experts among my classmates. I did not recognize it at the time, but as I got older, I …

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