Jose Rodas Arroyo

The newest member of our Customer Service Team , Jose is a 4th-year student at NYU studying Education Studies and a mainstay in the Club, Village Chess @Zinc.

Brian Arthur

A Candidate Master, “Brian A” was a member of a High School National Championship team…While playing on a MIDDLE school team! Coach Brian, a former Chess NYC student, has brought his enthusiasm, team-orientation, and ability to engage students to Chess NYC coaching. Coach Brian has 8+ years of experience in Chess excellence.

John Barriga

Coach John’s interpersonal skills are evident when it comes to teaching children about Chess, making them crave to become solid masters of the game. For over two years now, Coach John has been with Chess NYC, developing strong bonds with his students, bringing his 16+ years Chess experience to the table. His favorite memory is when Coach John played Grandmaster Susan Polgar in a simul at the Friars club! Despite his deep background in Chess, Coach John believes that he still has much to learn in Chess, which he will, and pass on the knowledge to his pupils.

Becca Brett

A 4.0 NYU student, Coach Becca has been with Chess NYC since 2017. Both a coach “in the field” and a “behind-the-scenes” administrative assistant, Coach Becca is a valued member of the Chess NYC family! Her favorite chess memory was teaching 4 year olds the Spanish and French openings and then watching them crush their (much older) opponents @ Play N’ Go!