Mark Kurtzman Biography

 

Playing

1983 - Team member NY City, State, US and North American High School Chess Championship Team mark

1984 - NY State High School Chess Champion

1984 - 1988 Captain, US Top College Team 5 years in a row.

1988 - U.S. Master Title, Highest Rating achieved 2270

1991 - Life Master Title

1997 - Captain, US Amateur Team East Champions

2000 - Captain, US Amateur Team East Champions

2000 - Captain, US Amateur Team World Champions

Coaching

1995 - 2005 Coaching numerous Team and Individual Championships for Hunter Elementary School on the City, State and National level. 1997 - Ramaz wins City Championship

2004 - Privately Coached US Kindergarten Champion

2008 - Coached Grade School National 5th Grade Championship Team for Ramaz

2010 - Coached Co-Champion Grade School National 7th Grade Team for Ramaz

2016 - 25th Year Coaching at Ramaz uschess letter   
 

Organizing

1991 - Started Ramaz Chess Program 1995 - Started Tri-State Chess developing scholastic chess programs in the Greater NY area

1996 - Chess In The Yeshiva (CITY) program developed in cooperation with BJE

1997 - Running Monthly Scholastic Tournaments

1998 - Started Majestic Trophies supplying chess medals and awards to NYC chess organizations

2000 - Chess programs running in 10 schools

2004 - Started The Chess Exchange, sale of Chess books and equipment

2005 - Opened Tri-State Chess Store 3rd Ave Brooklyn, NY

2006 - Yeshiva Only Championship draws 162 Players

2010 - Opened The Chess Exchange Store East 88th Street, NYC

2011 - Chess Programs running in 20 schools

2012 - Started outdoor Bryant Park Scholastic Summer Tournaments 2013 - Garry Kasparov Book Signing at New Yorker Hotel - New York, NY

2016 - Garry Kasparov Book Signing at Marriott Hotel - Brooklyn, NY

 
 

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