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Chess Instructor

Sean Finn is a candidate master who has taught chess professionally for many years. He played his first tournament when he was only six and has been in love with the game since. Like a fish to water, Sean quickly took to chess and went on to become a 5-time scholastic state champion, consistently ranking nationally in the top 10.

In college, Sean began coaching and was President of the NYU club and Captain of the NYU team.

In addition to ICA, Sean coaches at a number of schools and programs throughout the New Jersey and New York area. He is the former Head Coach of Avenues: The World School, whose team, under his leadership, placed first at the Greater New York Scholastic Chess Championship, tied for first at New York States, and tied for third at Nationals.

As a scholastic player Sean benefited greatly from ICA camps and tournaments,. It's a particular pleasure to be able to return as a teacher to a school he found so helpful as a young player.

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