Ed Scimia began playing competitive chess at age eight, and has been playing tournament chess for nearly 20 years.
Ed Scimia is a private chess instructor and USCF tournament director. He was the editor of the USCF's first online newsletter, Chess Review Online. His chess accomplishments include first place finishes in the u1200 section of the 2002 World Open and the u1800 section of the 2007 Connecticut State Championships.
Scimia received a bachelor's degree in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University in 2003.
I love chess with a passion - whether it's playing in a local club, competing in a major tournament, organizing a local event, or giving lessons to my students, chess is my life. I'm excited to continue promoting the world's greatest board game here at About.com.