75th Episode with Grandmaster Alex Lenderman
July 02, 2020
National Master Evan Rabin, CEO of Premier Chess
In Episode 75, I converse with Grandmaster Alex Lenderman, who won the 2005 World Under-16 Championship in Belfort with a score of 9/10 (+8 −0 =2), becoming the first American to win a gold medal at the World Youth Chess Championship since Tal Shaked won the World Junior Championship in 1997. He has since become one of the top US chess players and is the current coach of the US Olympiad team. We talk about his upbringing in St. Petersburg and Brooklyn, his experience with "The Kings of New York" at Murrow High School, school, his studies at Webster University, career aspirations, suggestions for chess improvement and more.