Welcome to Advantage Chess, offered by Dennis A. Myers and Associates

"Improving the Mind One Move at a Time."

Here at Advantage Chess, we believe in fostering the growth of our students. We believe that chess has something to offer every student and that every child deserves to experience the wonder and excitement of this classic brain game. Whether your son joins to fuel his competitive nature or your daughter has decided to try something new, we are thrilled that you have chosen us to expand your precious child's mind, and given us an opportunity to show you a contemporary spin on something ageless. 


Dennis A. Myers is a private chess coach of over 17 years, and a scholastic instructor of 13. Dennis earned an Expert rating during his 41 years of playing experience. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare and a Masters of Social Work degree from San Francisco State University. Dennis has dedicated 24 years of his working career to the County of San Mateo, supervising adult and youth programs before officially launching Advantage Chess to accommodate a growing demand for chess services in the Bay Area.

Playing chess fosters benefits that include problem-solving and strategy. Lesser known appeals are life-long skills transferable to daily life, such as logic and a unique creative process in each player.  

Dennis dedicates much of his life to teaching.  When asked what drives this passion, Dennis replies, "I love to see the light go on in my students when they accomplish more than they thought they could. The smiles are contagious. My proudest moments are when I see students of the game build their self-confidence and self-esteem in all areas of their lives."

Advantage Chess welcomes International Master Faik Aleskerov as our new instructor

Dennis A. Myers and Associates welcomes International Master, Faik Aleskerov, as our new instructor for the Advantage Chess program.  He is pictured in the center here with his close colleagues,  Mamedov Rauf (left), who is a  2700 FIDE rated European Blitz champion, and Mamedyarov Shakhriyar (right) who is a 2800 FIDE rated and one of the top players in the world.

IM Faik Aleskerov is a well-respected Bay Area chess instructor who teaches at schools and chess camps.  He has won numerous chess tournaments  including being a three time winner of the Youth Championship.

We are excited to have him as an instructor.