Get to Know Us
Advantage Chess is backed by some of the brightest minds and most experienced chess coaches.
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."
Faik Aleskerov is an International Master. He 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.