My name is Andre Harding, the writer behind Chess-Essentials.com.

Chess Essentials founder Andre Harding

Andre Harding. Photo by Rashidah DeVore.

I’ve taught chess to thousands of students in public, private, and charter schools in the New York City area; in homes; and online. I’m also an experienced tournament director.

I want to share what I’ve learned over the years; I think you’ll find it thought-provoking.

Expect posts on a range of chess topics including opinion pieces, book and product reviews, and game analysis. Also look for helpful information for scholastic players, parents, school administrators, and tournament directors.

Use the search bar or tag cloud to find topics of interest. Even better, you can influence the choice of future topics by commenting on posts or using the Contact Form. I want to hear from you!

I have exciting ideas for Chess Essentials in the future, and I hope you’ll join us!

Best wishes,