ImagesTam Pham


I fell in love with chess when I was 13 and quickly rose to be the chess captain at Evergreen Valley High School in San Jose. I placed 3rd in the Jr. National Chess Championships (17 and under) during my junior year and led my high school team to place 2nd in the State Championships. My love for teaching/coaching comes from my experience as a youth speaker, bestselling author, and older brother. I hope that every student I coach finds the fun in chess, win or lose, and enjoys the process of getting better every day.

Coach Tam