The Master

2017 Louisiana State Championships Title Holder

Rene Phillips

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  1. Phillips is a world champion in several sports and knows about winning!
  2. Phillips is a renowned teacher, trainer, and National & Quick Chess Master!
  3. Phillips won the 2009 La G/30 Chess Championship with a perfect 5-0!
  4. Phillips won the 2009 La G/60 Chess Championship with a perfect 4-0!
  5. Phillips won the 2009 La G/10 Chess Championship with a perfect 4-0!
  6. Phillips won the 2009 Super Nationals Coaches’ Tournament with a perfect 4-0!
  7. Phillips is the first to receive the Life Title of “Certified Professional Chess Coach” from the United States Chess Federation!
  8. Phillips wins the 2017 Louisiana State Championships Title



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Bob Lenahan



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About This Site

The Chess Gym was developed by National Quick Chess Master, Rene’ Phillips, a master that has devised a system of chess development exercises to advance the student’s ability in calculation, problem solving, and overall cognition.