Welcome to Mychessclass.com!
Im National Chess Master Ernesto Alvarez and this website is the realization of a dream!
I was taught chess at an early age by my father . He really instilled in me a lot of love for the game. Chess became a part of my life consistently after that. I remember loving to read about the great players and playing games with anyone who would humor me.
I played chess casually, but once I got to High School, everything changed. My school had a lot of chess players, most of them better than me. We also had an extremely supportive chess teacher, Gary Holbrook, who loved chess and provided us with equipment and a place to play. It was then that I started taking the game more seriously.
I remember the chess club being one of my favorite things about going to school. It was always a fun place to be .
When High School ended it was time for me to get a job. I needed to find a way to support myself. I worked as a server at IHOP for a few months.
I worked at Publix supermarket as well, unloading trucks and stacking dairy boxes. Those jobs were not bad and I am thankful for them since they taught me a lot, but I just kept thinking about chess all day. It was then that I realized that I had to take my love for chess and find a way to make it my career!
I felt that I could contribute much more to the world if I'm doing what I love.
This decision lead me to start teaching chess part time to see how it went. What first began with a few private students eventually turned into small group lessons and ultimately full teams at schools! I currently teach over 150+ students personally and our network of teachers far exceeds that number. The dream came true!
Working hard at chess has given me so much! Friends, opportunities to travel, college scholarships! I just wanna share that with the next generation.
Thanks for visiting!