Brian Karen

Brian Karen is ranked within the top three percent of tournament chess players by the United States Chess Federation (USCF) and Federation Internationale Des Échecs (FIDE). Brian has had to demonstrate exceptional instincts at motivating, relating to, and teaching children chess. He has been the co-director of the acclaimed USDAN Chess program since 1997 and is coach at the three time Long Island Chess Champion Friends Academy as well as director of chess programs for the Roslyn School District, The Long Island School for the Gifted, and The St. Patrick chess program.

What other departments are you most excited to collaborate with? 
I have a bond with the archery department as many of the chess children take archery and the instructor Joe was one of my students when I started at Usdan.

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