One Move at a Time February Edition: FM Wesley Wang

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Welcome to the February 2021 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication, talks to people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement to “Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.”

This month’s guest is FM Wesley Wang, who along with his brother Warren Wang founded the non-profit Chessanity in 2014, which has a  mission to teach and promote chess among K-12 students around Long Island, New York to build self-esteem and cognitive outreach.

Wesley Wang
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Wesley with his 9th Grade champion's trophies at the 2019 K-12 Grade Championship. He won both the individual title and was part of the winning team.

Wesley has a peak rating of 2441 and has been Silver Medalist at the  2019 North American Youth Chess Championships (U18 Open) and 2016 North American Youth Chess Championships  (U12 Open). He has been a member of the All-America Chess Team from 2016-2020, and a member of the 2016 and 2017 U.S. Amateur Team East Championship Teams. This just briefly touches on his many and varied chess accomplishments, and on top of this he is an accomplished badminton player and aspiring film maker.

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I would like to congratulate Wesley for his dedication to Scholastic Chess and his development of programs that benefit young players. I would like to recommend a publication that will support his work with schools and school districts. A Guide To Scholastic Chess, 11th Edition, Tim Just, Editor is available free of charge and can be downloaded at

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