Hello! I'm Anya. I'm a seasoned tournament chess player and a passionate instructor with experience teaching students of all ages and skill levels. I'm here to help you achieve your goals at chess and make the learning process rewarding and fun.

I live and teach in New Haven, where I recently completed my graduate studies in Russian language and literature at Yale University. My husband, Thomas Allen, is a pianist and teacher at the Neighborhood Music School. We have two cats, Jane and Sonya, who remind us to take occasional breaks from the 64 squares and 88 keys.

Click here to learn more about my chess background, and feel free to contact me with any queries. I look forward to meeting you and being your guide to the endlessly fascinating game of chess!