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Premier Chess: Conquer the Game; Master Your Life

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In Episode 215, I converse with Rebecca Solodovnik, Psychotherapist & Certified Management Specialist. She is the owner of mindfree me, which helps clients with anxiety, anger, body image, coping with health issues, depression, eating disorders
In Episode 214, I converse with Kara Tatelbaum, Dancer, Choreographer, Coach and Author. After graduating from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU as a University Honors Scholar, Kara began her career as a professional dancer and choreographer, eve
In Podcast Episode 2013, I converse with Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson, a former Alabama state trooper, Air Force veteran and chess coach. He is the author of the  #1 Amazon best seller, One Move at a Time, How to Win at Chess and Life. He is a capt
In Episode 212, I converse with my former Oracle colleague June Schaufus, Director, New Business Sales & Business Development at Bluecore. She is a sales leader with previous experience across business intelligence and analytics, back office/fr
In Episode 211, I converse with International Master Cyrus Lakdawala, Author of 52+ Books. Cyrus  is a former American Open Champion who lives in San Diego CA. He has been teaching chess for four decades and is a prolific and widely read author
In Episode 210, I have the pleasure of conversing with Devin Miller, Founder and CEO at Miller IP Law. Miller IP Law helps startups and small businesses with patents, trademarks, and copyrights.  He is also the host of The Inventive Journey pod
In Podcast Episode 209, I converse with Reena Friedman Watts, Podcast Host at Better Call Daddy Show,  live from Dubai. She lives for the story, the people behind them and life. Her knack for storytelling has taken her to unexpected places, fro
In Episode 208, I converse with M. Quentin Williams, Founder and CEO at Dedication to Community (D2C) , the national nonprofit he established in 2012. D2C delivers skills-building workshops and ongoing forums to improve understanding and build
In Episode 207, I converse with FIDE Master Todd Andrews, Executive Director at The Nashville Chess Center. At the age 16, Todd became a National Master and member of the United States Olympic Youth team. At the age of 18, Todd became a FIDE Ma
In Episode 206,  I converse with Episode 206 with Nicole Hamilton, Associate Head of School at Franklin School, a brand new school opening in the fall of 2022 in Jersey City.  Nicole Hamilton has two decades of exceptional teaching, technology,
In Episode 205, I converse with Jackie Botelho, Founder of ABCVIP,  a well-known Hospitality and Event Agency, which is the concierge for 6000+ rooms across ten hotels in Manhattan and helps countless travelers and corporate clients have once-i
In Episode 204, I converse with Rachel Herman, Executive Director of Paws NY. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years, and prior to transitioning to PAWS NY full-time in January 2012, she worked in Development at the American Societ
In Episode 203, I converse with Grandmaster Mackenzie Molner, a long-term friend and colleague and the Founder of Grandmaster Mac.  Molner won the Denker Tournament of High School Champions as a sophomore in 2004. He completed his final grandma
In Episode 202, I converse with Grandmaster James Plaskett, Former British Chess Champion, a strong player, author and  Who Wants to be a Millioniare? winner, live from the 2022 National After-School Association Convention in Las Vegas. He rece
In Episode 201, I converse with Davina Chebin, CEO of Divine Healing by D, Certified Reiki Master, Medical Intuitive & Spiritual Coach, and CMO at Almaz Investments. Davina has her BA in English Literature from Pace University. We speak about t
In our Milestone 200th Episode, I have the honor and privilege of conversing with the "Chess Gladiator" FIDE Master Asa Hoffmann. He is known as "the sparring partner of champions, with a peak regular rating of 2471. He was portrayed in the mov
In Episode 199, I converse with National Expert Chris Johnson, Founder of Project Pawn, Instructor at Success Academy and Real Estate Broker at Coldwell Banker Realty. Project Pawn LLC is an organization that uses chess as a tool to sharpen min
In Episode 198, I converse with FIDE Master Carsten Hansen, Columnist at Chess Life Magazine,  Seafreight Route Development Manager, UK & Ireland at Kuehne + Nagel, Columnist/Book Reviewer at American Chess Magazine. Learn more about his 37 boo
In Episode 197, I have the pleasure of conversing with Grandmaster Joel Benjamin and Expert Harold Scott, authors of Winning the World Open. Joel Benjamin won the US Championship three times and happens to be the player with the most World Open
In Episode 196, I converse with David Lazarus, Chess Coach at Millburn Short Hills School District, live from the United States Amateur Team East in Parsippany. Prior to teaching chess, David worked as a programmer at Toys R Us, Union County Co
In Episode 195, I converse with National Master Dan Heisman, who is an award-winning chess author and  full-time chess instructor in Wynnewood PA. He is also a FIDE Candidate Master. We discuss teaching chess to 1000+ students globally, virtual
In Episode 194, I converse with Dmitri Shneider, Chief  Financial Officer at Play Magnus Group , which is a leader in the chess industry  and a publicly traded company. PMG is the  parent company of Chessable, chess24, New In Chess, iChess, Aim
In Episode 193, I converse with Chloe Godin, Licensed Real Estate Broker with Triplemint.Chloe maintains dual Swiss-U.S. citizenship and has extensive experience living in the UK, Belgium and France. This unique international sensibility combin
In Episode 192, I converse with National Master Josh Sinanan, President of the Washington Chess Federation.  He is on the board of other chess nonprofits, including Chess Mates Foundation, Northwest Chess Foundation, and Chess Enrichment Associ
In Podcast Episode 191, I have the pleasure and honor of conversing with Grandmaster Pascal Charbonneau, CFA. He is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Vazirani Asset Management, LLC, a hedge fund focused on special situations and event driven tradin
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