Alexander Stripunsky

International GrandMaster


GM Stripunsky has gained great respect and recognition as one of America's Elite Grandmasters and is known as one of the Premier Chess Coaches in the US as well. He has been the coach to many of the top young chess players in the country including NM Joshua Colas, the 2010 7th grade National Champion, IM elect Parker Zhao, IM Teddy Coleman, and IM Jake Kleiman of Memphis.

GM Stripunsky runs regularly and works out equally as hard on the chess board. Appreciating the aesthetic strength in chess, GM Stripunsky says, "The more you play, the more beauty you are able to see."

He served as one of the trainers for historic 2004 Women Olympiad Training Squad. Currently Alex is coaching many promising young players: Robert Shlyakhtenko, Yassi Ehsani, Gary Leschinsky, Spencer Chin, Jenny Zhu and others.

Some highlights in GM Stripunsky's career include: US Co-Champion 2005, Invitations to play in the World Cup, Coach of US Women's Olympian Team, Continental Open Champion 2008 and 2010, National Congress Champion, 1st Place, and Philadelphia Open 2010, 1st Place tie, Continental Open 2014 1st Place tie, Atlantic Open 2014 1st place tie, Manhattan Open 2014 champion.