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CHESS PLAYING/AUTHOR CREDENTIALS:
Columnist: "Chess Journalist of the Year", 2010; Winner, Cramer Award for 2005 (& 2010, '12!) "Best Column, any Media" in North America for Novice Nook at Chess Cafe's Instructive Articles. First person to win three Chess Journalists of America First Place Awards in one year (2001-02):
1st: Best Editorial (2002): Encouraging
1st: Best Instruction (2002): The Six Common Chess States (Novice Nook)
1st: Best Humorous Contribution (2002): The Cheating Chess Tournament
The Thinking Cap at Jeremy Silman's website.
Honorable Mention: Best Column (2002): Novice Nook
1st: Best Web Instruction (2004): Learning From Dr. de Groot (Novice Nook)
Honorable Mention: Best Web Instruction (2005): A Guide to P-R3 (Novice Nook)
1st: Best Web Column, Any Media (2005): Novice Nook ***Cramer Award!***
1st: Best Web Instruction (2006): The Theory of Chess Improvement (Novice Nook)
Honorable Mention: Best Web Instruction (2006): Initial and Final Candidates (Novice Nook)
1st: Best Web Column, Any Media (tie; 2006): When Is a King Safe? (Novice Nook)
Honorable Mention (2008): four more Novice Nook's for "Best Instruction"
1st: Best Instruction and Best Analysis (2009): plus honorable mention "Best Column"
1st: Best Instruction (2010)
1st: Best Instruction (2012)
1st: Best Web Column, Any Media (2012): Novice Nook
**NEW** Host, chess.com TV: Q&A with Coach Heisman - every other Friday started Aug 3, 2012 at 5-6:30 PM ET.
Charitable Donor: Co-Founder, Holly Heisman Memorial Fund and founder, Dan Heisman Chess Scholarship Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation. Helps coordinate the Holly Heisman Memorial Tournament Fundraiser Each Year. Twice appeared on Howard Stern show with charity donors.
Non-Chess Credentials: Master's in Engineering Science Penn State '83; Hatboro-Horsham HS Hall of Fame (2007); Quality Program Manager, Intermetrics, Inc.; Registered Investment Adviser (PA). Graduated first in HS and College classes, 4.0/4.0 in graduate school. Born in Willow Grove, PA July 8, 1950.STUDENT HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS (Full list of Champions - - List of ICC members who play slow)
Traldi Brothers (1994 to 1997)
NM Arthur: Beginning Rating ~1100
(age 13) 1997 Rating ~1950 (Age 15)
Holds the title of "Co-US 9th Grade Champion" at 1995 US K-12 Championships
Co-US Junior Champion 2000
Expert Michael Glick (1998 - 2001)
1999-2000 Philadelphia HS Champion
2001 PA State HS Champion
2004 Main Line CC Co-Champion
2005 PA State Co-10 Minute Champion
2005 PA Co-Collegiate Champion
Expert Rory Wasiolek (2001-2003) - 2001 rating 800+; 2003 rating: 1900+
National Master Kurt Schneider (1998-2001) - the lyricist and composer of "College Musical"!
4th in US Cadet (U16) Championship 2004
2004 Philadelphia Junior Invitational Co-Champion
Adult - Was rated 1650 and won the 2002 New Mexico State Championship over several masters and experts!!
Frank Ungrady (MrBoeJangles on ICC)
Adult - went from 1450 to 2000+ ICC Standard rating in 1 year with 6 months of weekly lessons
Adult- went from 880 to 1700 in 18 months, 2001-2003
FM/SM Dan Yeager
2005 US Amateur East Champion
2008 US High School Champion
2008 Denker Champion of Champions
SM Will Fisher
2011 PA State HS Champion
2012 Pan-Am Boys U18 Champion!
by USCF Category title: Senior Master: Dan Yeager, Will Fisher
National Master: Dan Benjamin, Matt Traldi, Arthur Traldi, Kurt Schneider, Chris Heung
Expert: Rory Wasiolek, Mike Glick, Josh Bowman, Alan Deckelbaum, Alex Graeffe, Dan Inghram, Ernest Cronin
Dozens of Adult Students in person and on ICC
Recommendations available on request.
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