U.S. Chess Mates - Expeience
Our founder has been playing chess since he was 4 years old. Learning from his father he continued his chess
education, winning school tournaments and club tournaments until he began teaching chess at the age of 18 here in
He started under Chess Expert Riley Hughes and has worked and played with some of California's best chess players.
Some of those chess players include:
- Chess Expert Riley Hughes
- International Master Guillermo Rey
- Chess Master James Eade - Writer of "Chess for Dummies"
- Chess Master Eric Schiller
- Bolong He - Chinese National Champion and Chess Master
When Steven was 20 years old he was voted on the Board of Cal-Chess (A non-profit organization that represents the
USCF in Northern California.). He continued to serve on that board until the board was plagued by dis honest business
owners of other Bay Area Chess Companies.
In 2004 Our founder moved from the Bay Area and extended their chess operation to over 30 schools outside of the
Bay Area. Now returning to the Bay Area in 2008 Steven has found his program has been doing well and is
expanding do to his great leadership and focus on customer relations and his personal attention to every child he
Steven is also a Tournament Director under the USCF and has started holding rated tournaments for their students.
Steven has also helped plan and execute one of the largest tournaments in California the Cal-Chess tournament
held in Santa Clara every Spring.
The U.S. Chess Mates program has grown to over 120 classes a week and has a great following for Monthly
Tournaments and Friday Night Chess - hosted at the U.S. Chess Mates Chess Center located in Fremont, CA.
Our list of satisfied clients includes private, public, park and recreation, Learning centers, international business
clients and private individuals. Our experience and professionalism guide every class, no matter how big or small.
We have been teaching chess for 13 years has brought chess programs and chess instruction to many schools
throughout Northern California.
To date we have provided chess instruction to:
- 273 Elementary School
- 21 Middle Schools
- 22 Learning Centers
- 84 Private schools
- 28 Park and Recreation Centers
For a more detailed list of customers please feel free to contact us and we would be more than happy to provide you
with full detailed information on places we have brought instruction to.
In addition to chess classes many of our students have gone on to win State and National titles.
U.S. Chess Mates - Our Founder
U.S. Chess Mates
|2012 - State Champion 1st place kinder section,
1st place grades 1-3 section 2,
Individual State Champions - undefeated 6th
grader Bharat I and undefeated David I
kindergarten state champion.
Providing professional and affordable chess instruction for over 13 years in Northern California
instruction to as many
children as possible".
|“My child has loved his chess class. He has benefited greatly from it and cannot stop
talking about class - it is his favorite day of the week. Thank you again for all you
have done - we look forward to this years weekend chess tournaments."