Sunil Weeramantry is a strong player, but more important, he’s a gifted chess teacher—one of the most successful the United States has ever had. Many students who began under his tutelage as rank beginners have won national titles. What is his secret? Sunil simply understands the didactic process and loves teaching.

Sunil has a sixth (and seventh) sense of what is truly relevant. He is a scientist who realizes that asking a good question practically gives the solution. He is a teacher who knows when to turn a student’s mistake into a learning experience.… In the world of chess, he is one of the few teachers whose acumen astonishes me.

Bruce Pandolfini

Award winning chess author, teacher and coach





For over 25 years, the NSCF has been dedicated to helping kids learn chess. I received chess instruction at the Ridgeway Elementary School in White Plains and started my tournament career in NSCF tournaments.

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