2016 U.S. Chess Championships

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This is my personal chess website, devoted to maintaining updates on my chess tournaments and forthcoming content.

The blog is a forum for sharing my views on topics of interest in business, philosophy, gender dynamics, and major chess news.


My Best Move. Chess Life Magazine. September 1, 2014.

Contribution to monthly column discussing a prominent chess player's best move. Draws parallels between the aesthetic components of chess and dance - particularly analogies between discipline of the mind (chess) and of the body (ballet).

5 Ways Chess Can Boost You Resume. chess.com. September 15, 2014.

Tips for highlighting the applicability of chess skills.

Career Crossroads. Chess Life Magazine. April 1, 2015 (featured article and cover).

Commentary on the viability of chess as a professional career and interviews with high-achieving players wrestling with a similar career crossroads dilemma.

In the News

Chess Life 2015

Credit: Chess Life Magazine

Drexel Magazine. Annual Top Forty Under Forty Alumni. Vol. 26, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2016.

Debevoise Women's Review. Alisa Melekhina: Chess Champion (and Litigation Associate) by Jil Simon. June 13, 2016.

"When I asked if Alisa believes her approach to chess is impacted by the fact that she's a woman, she explained that women are typically, and perhaps ironically, 'aggressive' chess players opting to play more 'attacking' lines. She posited that this may be because the type of women who tend to persevere in male-dominated fields are ones who happen to have a more assertive attitude."

CNN International. Quest Means Business 11/30/2016

"Live guest commentary on the World Chess Championships in New York City and chess skills beyond the board."


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