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Chris Johnson



Chris Johnson is a Co-founder and President of Project Pawn.  As a student of chess, his extensive experiences and talent have created a unique approach to chess instruction suitable for everyone willing to play, young and old alike.


A chess player for nearly twenty years, he has participated in over five hundred tournaments all over the country such as California, Texas, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Arizona.  He has won over one hundred awards including national, state, and city championships. He has also taken teams to national championships in Texas, Ohio, and Tennessee.


As a coach, Chris has influenced hundreds of inner-city youth through the game of chess, keeping it fun despite the intensive learning environment that exists.  Chris looks forward to continuing to share chess in a positive, uplifting way.