Yaacov Norowitz, an International ChessMaster, is one of the best chess players in the USA, and indisputably, one of the top 10 speed/blitz chess players in the country. From a young age, Yaacov showed a uniquely advanced talent and aptitude for the game. After training with his local elementary school chess coach, and further intensive training from various chess Grandmasters, Yaacov went on to dominate and become a celebrity in the chess world. Some of his greatest accomplishments in the chess world include: New Jersey State Champion, placed 12th in US Chess Championship, 5-time World Open Blitz Champion (speed chess), and Blitz Chess legend on the Internet Chess Club (ICC). Yaacov has sparred with past and current World Champions including 5 wins vs former World Champion Gary Kasparov, defeated current World Champion Magnus Carlsen, has defeated 4-time US Champion Hikaru Nakamura many times, and was selected to compete with top chess engine Komodo in a live online format watched by thousands. Throughout his career, Yaacov has had tremendous success helping to improve his students’ chess skills, children and adults alike.
You can find Yaacov, giving private or group chess lessons to his many students (children & adults), putting on simultaneous chess exhibitions (ie: playing 15+ competitors at one time) as entertainment at corporate events and parties, traveling the globe competing in world class chess tournaments, sharpening his blitz game against other chess champions online, or catching a blitz game of chess in Washington Square Park in New York City.