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Meet Our Founder and Coach

John Hendrick is a USCF Candidate Master and academic chess coach who has offered chess classes and tournaments  near and around the Houston and Katy area for the last 15 years.

Mr. Hendrick  graduated cum laude in 2005 with a B.S. in Pscyhology and  a B.A. in Anthropology. 
His passion for chess began when he was in middle school. He went on to be the 1996 Texas State Scholastic Champion in his sophomore year of high school. 
This was when Mr. Hendrick discovered that chess could become a lifelong endeavor and he longed to share this skill with others.

Due to Mr. Hendrick's passion for inspiring children to learn chess,
he is always seeking out the most robust and creative teaching methods for mastering the game. 
As a result, Mr. Hendrick well equipped to help you or your child find the best training methods and curriculum for rapid chess improvement. 
Since the pandemic, Mr. Hendrick has also been teaching adult students and helping them reach their potential.

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