ImagesMichael D'Alfonsi


Coach Michael joined BayAreaChess in October 2017.

Coach Michael learned to play chess in 1972 -"a Fischer baby!" -  and began playing competitive chess in 1991. 
For the past seven years coach Michael has successfully taught chess to over 300 students  On top of chess coaching,  Michael is a USCF-certified Tournament Director for both scholastic and non-scholastic events. Coach Michael's chess teaching philosophy is to determine each student's learning style and create plans to ensure individual success. Coach Michael teaches chess as a life-style, emphasizing critical-thinking, self-control, and most of all fun!


redress  Coach Michael is RedCross certified in adult, child and baby First Aid, CPR, AED.