Happy Father’s Day from US Chess

IM David Pruess interviewed by WFM Alexandra Botez at the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco. Photo Eric Rosen

US Chess wishes a Happy Father’s Day to chess parents and father figures!

A well known chessdad among our membership is commentator and IM David Pruess, who was interviewed at the PRO Chess League Finals in San Francisco a few months after the birth of his son.

We also offer our best wishes to popular Grandmaster, perennial US Championship contender, YouTube star and member of the Saint Louis Archbishops, Varuzhan Akobian.

GM Varuzhan Akobian with daughter, Photo Eric Rosen at US Chess Champs 2018

And a Happy Father’s Day to FM Nathan Resika, who explained in his recent heartfelt essay, how health underscored the importance of family to him.

One disadvantage of aging is that you might have to deal with serious health issues more often. This happened to me and put me out of action for three months this year. This can give you a new outlook on life. I now treasure every day with my family and am just grateful to have good health. Singing and chess are just icing on the cake.

On twitter, several prominent chess fathers talked about their plans this Sunday.


Are you a chess parent? Fill out Jennifer Vallens’ survey for Chess Life Magazine by Friday.

Enter coupon code “Father” to save 15% on USCFSales on June 17. 

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