Started playing chess since I was 6 at state of Moldova, former Soviet Union. Until grade 6 i was studying in chess school after regular school until grade 6 under russian master Leonid Shusterman. once my strength rose to candidate master in chess (FIDE 2000) i had moved to study under grandmasters
Polugaevsky and Dvoretsky. At 16 i had won men's Moldova championship and have been selected to play for Moldova's chess team Spartakiad at Zelenograd.
Since immigrating to US i had played at US Open, and numerous competitions at IBM and Boylston chess clubs. You can see me sometimes playing blitz with masters at Harvard Sq in Cambridge. I don't play actively at tournaments anymore but i do enjoy teaching chess to kids ( last year i was teaching two groups - beginning and intermediate at RSM acton)
I currently teach 4 private chess classes at Lexington, Acton and Boxborough.