Queens Coaches

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 Uthra

Uthra started playing chess at a summer chess camp at the age of 6. She fell in love with the game, and went on to earn the WFM title and won a gold medal at the Asian U-17 games. She has a peak FIDE rating of 2114 has been coaching kids for more than 3 years. She holds a BA in Engineering, an MBA. Uthra lives with her husband and two children in Charlotte, NC.

Sid

Sid (USCF 2118) has been playing chess for a long time, dating back to before Bobby Fischer became World Chess Champion. Sid holds an M.A. in Mathematics from York University (Toronto, Canada). While studying there he established a chess club and obtained University funding to send a team to the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship where the team tied for 4th place. Sid earned his National Chess Master title in 1983. He has been teaching chess with Silver Knights since he retired from the Federal Government in 2016 after a 37-year career. At the time of his retirement Sid was Director of a Center of Social Scientists, Statisticians, Survey Specialists, and Data Analysts at the US GAO. His other hobbies include singing and magic. Sid and his wife have two sons. They live in their Vienna, Virginia home with their cats’ permission.

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David

David (USCF 1810) has been teaching chess, math, and computer science for more than fifteen years. This includes some individual and school state champions in Maryland! David has a peak USCF rating of 2088, and once played blitz chess with world champion Mikhail Tal! David loves sharing his enthusiasm for chess with students of all skill levels, from new beginners to strong tournament playes. David is a graduate of the University of Illinois - Champaign.

Brent 

Brent (USCF 1821) taught high school math before he started teaching chess. Brent has been playing chess for fun since he was in grade school, and started teaching chess as a college student, and has been teaching chess for Silver Knights since 2014. Brent enjoys studying, playing and teaching chess, and hopes to pass on his enthusiasm to each and every one of his students!