Born in sunny Miami, FL, I grew up competing in scholastic tournaments across the USA. Although I won the 1997 K-8 National Championship, I did not begin my professional chess career until after graduating Harvard. As a result, I made most of my professional progress as an adult. After training under world famous Grandmasters who specialized in both wild and positional chess, I then began to compete. At 24, I was still just a master (2200). But at 25, I became an International Master (2400). And at 30, I broke the 2600 barrier, proving that it is never too late to improve your chess, whether you are young or old, so long as you have the desire. If you are passionate about chess and want to progress, I can help you achieve your goals.