Having started playing in middle school, Coach Tommy has been playing Chess for 8 years now. New to the Chess NYC Coaching Staff, he is no stranger and is a product of our Programs and, has already proved himself to be a valuable member of the team! His, personal, favorite Chess memory is winning the K-12 HIGH SCHOOL Supernationals U1600 section when he was only in the 8th grade! It was his last Nationals with that middle school team. Tommy's greatest skill set is knowing how to effectively assess and teach a Chess lesson, creating a solid connection with students, ensuring they keep coming back for more!