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Grand Master

Vladimir Romanenko

Vladimir is an International Grand Master. He started to play chess at the age of eight, and has played it since then. His most successful tournaments were Manhattan Open 2011 where he came first and got his final GM norm and Belorussian Individual Championship 2009 where he came second. He is an award winner of a number of international chess events, including Hungarian Open 2005 and Minsk Inautomarket 2007.

Also, Vladimir holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Belorussian National Technical University.

Vladimir has been teaching chess to kids and adults of all strength levels in New York City since 2009.

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Vladimir Romanenko


Woman FIDE Master

Ekaterina Bogdan

Ekaterina Bogdan is a Woman FIDE Master. She has been playing chess since she was eight.

Ekaterina is a medalist of many youth Championships of Belarus and also a bronze and a silver medalist of Belarusian Women's Championships in 2015 and 2016 accordingly. She has participated in a number of European Championships and represented Belarus in 42-nd Chess Olympiad in Baku 2016.

Ekaterina has been teaching chess to kids since 2015.

Ekaterina Bogdan