JON EDWARDS – Chess Bio

 

Chess Accomplishments

  • 10th United States Correspondence Championship (1997), 1st place
  • 8th North American Invitational Correspondence Chess Championship (1999), 1st place
  • Four time winner of the APCT (American Postal Chess Tournaments) Championship
  • APCT Game of the Year Award (1996, 1997)
  • International Master (IM), 1997
  • Senior International Master (SIM), 1999 (One GM norm)
  • United States Correspondence Chess Olympiad team
  • Currently qualified for ICCF Candidates (one step from World correspondence final)
  • Rating of 2560 (in the top 100 correspondence chess players worldwide)

Chess books and web sites

  • The Chess Analyst (Thinkers Press, 1999), which chronicles the success in the US championship
  • Teach Yourself Visually: Chess (Wiley, 2006), a photographically based chess primer
  • Sacking the Citadel (Russell Enterprises, 2010)
  • ChessBase Complete (Russell Enterprises, 2014)
  • 43 chess e-books on Amazon [www.amazon.com/author/jonedwards]
  • Chess is Fun [www.queensac.com] provides free instruction with more than 100,000 hits/day

Chess coaching

Instruction for more than 1,500 students over 30 years. Many have become won state and national titles.  One became a US Champion.  Thirteen students received entry and attended Ivy League Schools. Eight current students are in the top ten nationally for their age group.