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Images More boards at more places. Salman Azhar, Founder of BayAreaChess

Weekend Clubs - Camps



Mckinley Chess Club - '19 Winter

Registration is through Burlingame Parks and Recreation:


Hoover Chess Club - '19 Winter

Registration is through the Burlingame Parks and Recreation Center:

Dr. Judit Sztaray
Executive Director
Abel Talamantez
Deputy Director, Director of Enrichment
IM Kostya Kavutskiy
Senior Coach, Online Class Coordinator
James Bethany
Assistant Director of Enrichment, BAC Club Coordinator
GM Cristian Chirila
Head Coach - Elite Team
GM Daniel Naroditsky
Head Coach - Elite Team
IM Faik Aleskerov
Senior Lead Coach, BAC Team Coordinator
GM Zviad Izoria
Lead Coach

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:

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

I’ve been the Head of the Enrichment Program here at Bay Area Chess since 2015, overseeing the 100+ after-school classes and other programs we provide around the Bay Area. Promoting the fun and benefits of chess is my passion, so you’re likely to find me either in the classroom coaching and teaching, or at one of our many tournaments, answering questions and giving out trophies!

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.

Dr. Judit Sztaray

I've been volunteering for BAC since 2012 and became Executive Director in March, 2014.
My mission is to bring BayAreaChess to the next level in both the enrichment and the tournament side. I have a special interest in developing and offering a sustainable platform where kids can start with chess at the very beginning and develop to their fullest potential at whatever level they want to reach.

Sunday Evening Chess Club @ CUPERTINO

Bring your child every Sunday 5-8PM to learn chess, play against other kids, have pizza and most importantly have FUN!

Senior Coach Ford is leading this site with the assistance of Candidate Master's Coach Rich and Coach Brendyn.

Pizza is provided during this 3 hour club! :)

Parking is free at this location and Starbucks is right next to the church. 
Club is in the Chapel / Room 23. Directions will be posted on site.

For detailed information on the club, please scroll down!