Hello, my name is Carlos. I learned the royal game at an early age in a Cuban chess school, where chess was almost religion, and kids were the candidates to receive sacred knowledge from the Olympian Gods. I played in many scholastic tournaments and achieved the title of Master of the International Chess federation at age 16. For me teaching chess has been like living this experience again but on the other side now. I thank NYChessKids for giving me the platform to do it.