Premier Chess NYC Tours

Premier Chess is now offering New York City Chess Tours. We will share the game of chess and all the NYC chess sites, including, but not limited to, The Marshall Chess Club, Washington Square Park, Union Square Park, and the Chess Checker House in new York. We will do a lesson in one of the spots and tour the rest. 

Guests will gain experience this tour from someone who is a born and raised New Yorker, National Chess Master and Active Teacher. 

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How Winning the USATE 2017 Influenced Me to Form Pillar Sales!

When Winning the USATE Leads to Forming a Company! 

In May 2007 I was on the cover of Chess Life after leading the first place team at the 2007 United States Amateur Team East. This victory inspired my entrepreneurship. I was then an International Baccalaureate student at Dwight in Manhattan.  I utilized several business principles when leading the team. 
I utilized person specification, a tool human resource departments use, as I picked four players whose ratings averaged just under 2200. I performed secondary research, looking at the winning teams in previous years and learned it was best to have four balanced players instead of having a grandmaster and three weaker players. I also analyzed my competitors’ games as companies perform reverse engineering.

My teammates had strong camaraderie.  The 1950s team influenced our team name “Beavis and Buttvinnik”. We were nominated for “Best Team Name”. The importance of our name reflected how companies push for brand equity. GM John Fedorowicz said “ Your team is a lot nicer than ours.” when my teammate returned to the board with water for our team. 

Our USATE title influenced my desire to co-found Pillar Sales, a sales outsourcing company for small and medium SaaS companies: 

Premier Chess

Hello all. As you can see, I haven’t been active as a blogger the last several months. Things have been busy kicking off a company Pillar Sales, which focuses on small and medium sized SaaS companies ( and teaching chess

I do attend to start blogging more regularly at the some point but in the meantime, for up to the date chess news, tactics, and other interesting posts, go ahead and like my Premier Chess Facebook page: