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  • Irina Krush

    Irina Krush is eight time US Women's Chess Champion. In 2013, she became the first American woman to earn the Grandmaster title. She has been a member of the US Women's Olympiad team since the age of 14, representing the country in ten events.

    In 2004 and 2008 she helped the team earn historic silver and bronze medals, and won an individual silver medal at the most recent Olympiad in 2018. Irina has many years of teaching experience, with both private students and larger classes. She has taught across the US and enjoys sharing her passion for the game. She graduated from NYU in 2006 with a BA in International Relations.

  • Giorgi Kacheishvili

    GM Giorgi Kacheishvili is a two-time Georgian national champion and has won many of the largest open tournaments in the United States and overseas; he is renowned for his work as a chess coach and trains scholastic players through grandmasters.

  • Tamaz Gelashvili

    GM Tamaz Gelashvili is a Georgian national champion, a 5-time member of Georgia's Olympiad team, co-winner of the 2013 and 2016 World Open. Winner of many international tournaments around the world. He has over 20 years of experience coaching junior players and is a World Chess Federation (FIDE) trainer.

  • Giorgi Bakhtadze

    Giorgi is the 1992 World Youth under 12 champion and tied for first place in the World Youth Under 16 Championships in 1996. He is an eleven time Georgian Youth National champion, and became an International Master at the age of 17. He represented the republic of Georgia in the 1999 European Team Chess Championship. For more than a decade, Giorgi has been teaching chess in NYC. Currently he teaches at the Browning School and Nest+M, as well as having numerous private students. He holds a Bachelor's in International Economic Relations from Tbilisi Political Academy.