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284: Chess4Life with Elliott Neff

Elliott is the Founder and CEO of Chess4Life, a platform that teaches kids critical thinking skills, problem-solving, EQ, and other important life lessons through chess.

Elliott earned the National Master in Chess title mostly through dedicated self-study, and he holds the Professional Chess Coaching Certification Level V — the highest awarded certification by the United State Chess Federation (USCF).

Numbers wise, Chess4Life has 70+ employees and they’ve trained over 10,000 students and also have been recognized as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private companies.

He has also written a book, A Pawn’s Journey: Transforming Lives One Move at a Time, which shares true-life stories of students he’s encountered over his 20+ years of coaching chess, whose lives have been significantly changed for the better by chess.


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