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Abel Talamantez
Director of Enrichment
GM Cristian Chirila
Head Coach - Elite Team
GM Daniel Naroditsky
Head Coach - Elite Team
Dr. Judit Sztaray
Executive Director
IM Faik Aleskerov
Senior Lead Coach
GM Rauf Mamedov
Honorary Coach / Lecturer
WGM Tatev Abrahamyan
Head Coach - BAC Girls Team
IM Kostya Kavutskiy
Senior Coach, BAC Team Coordinator

WGM Tatev Abrahamyan

I was born in Yerevan, Armenia on January 13, 1988 and started playing chess when I was 8 years old. The Olympiad was held Yerevan in 1996 and my dad would take me almost every day to watch the games, which is how I got my inspiration. It was the first time I saw Judit Polgar who the only woman in the men’s section and thought that I want to be just like her. I was a 5 time Armenian Champion between girls under the ages 10, 12 and 14 and represented Armenia in several World and European Youth Championships, earning bronze medal in the 1999 Girls U12 European Youth Championship.

GM Daniel Naroditsky

Daniel Naroditsky is a Grandmaster, World Youth Under-12 Champion (2007), U.S. Junior Champion (2013), three-time U.S. Scholastic Champion, and author of two chess books.
His home page is: http://danielnaroditskychess.com.

He joined the BAC Coaching staff in June 2016 and now coaches the Elite Team with GM Cristian Chirila. It's BAC's honor to have him aboard.

Abel Talamantez

Abel Talamantez joined BayAreaChess in May 2015 as the Director of Enrichment. He previously founded and was Executive Director of Castling Kids Chess Team from 2012-2015 and led that organization until it merged with BAC, bringing all the CK schools and coaches along.
He also serves as coordinator for the BAC teams and is always looking for new ideas to promote the benefits of chess to children.

GM Cristian Chirila


GM Cristian Chirila

GM Ioan-Cristian Chirila was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1991. He was introduced to chess at the age of five by his father, and by the age of 13, took 9th place at the 2004 Romanian Men’s Chess Championship. As you would expect from such a fast learner, he dominated Romanian junior chess, both individually and in team events. In 2007, he won the World Youth Championship in the U/16 category.