Chess Trainer - WCM Eva Lourenco
To me, chess is challenging and attractive with loads of benefits for personal and professional growth. I started playing chess 6 years ago although I played other board games as a child. It was my daughter who showed interest in chess and since then I’ve never looked back as I'm involved in playing and training.
Chess improves thinking ability, decision making, problem-solving, discipline and perseverance. It relieves stress besides having other health benefits. Being an active player and trainer, I achieved FIDE Women Candidate Master Title in 2017 at the Oceania Tournament held in New Zealand. (note: FIDE - Fédération Internationale des Échecs or World Chess Federation)
During the lockdown 2020, I completed the Online Training Session orgainsed by FIDE and achieved the FIDE National Instructor. I’m also an Accredited Professional Chess Coach from ChessPower and was involved in training some of the Auckland schools.
As a player, I have represented New Zealand at the Chess Olympiad in Baku 2014 and played in international and local tournaments whenever possible. My recent achievement is winning the Third Place at the Asian Senior Women Online tournament 2020.
Most importantly, I love chess and sharing my knowledge with others.