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Daniel Lowinger, is an active chess player, coach and teacher (of both chess and Chinese). Lowinger is a USCF-certified life master, the highest certified national title. The United States Chess Federation awards the national master title to any player who reaches a rating of 2200. Less than 1 percent of rated players hold the title. A life master is a national master who has played 300 games with a rating over 2200. Daniel is the author of two acclaimed books on chess strategy and cofounder of The Chess Club of Fairfield County. He lives with his wife in Alexandria, Virginia.
Join us as Daniel Lowinger talks about chess, the culture, the Queen’s Gambit and more. Lowinger believes one of the things that surprises chess players is that there are a varied set of skills that they can bring to the game. Many believe there is an association with chess and mathematical skills. Lowinger will be the first to say that he is not a math whiz, and in fact has no affinity for math at all, despite being one of the best chess players in the country. He points out that since chess is such a complicated game, players can really approach it from many different angles.
“For example, some people are good at literature, and one way to play chess is to construct a narrative about what you are doing. You can be very successful with that approach,” Lowinger said.
Join us to learn more! Daniel is the author of The 3…Qd8 Scandinavian: Simple and Strong and Opening Originals: Strong Sidelines for Club Cats.