Transcript of 2023 Awardee Henry Lien Video

2023 Awardee Henry Lien Video


There’s more possible chess games than in the universe. There’s so much to learn, so much to understand, whether that be visualization, calculation, analysis; you could find whatever you want in chess.

My goal with Chess Pals is to help level the playing field of who can play chess and who can succeed at chess by providing costs for your very low-cost programs. Chess programs are incredibly expensive, and that limits who can experience it.

We’ve worked with over 800 students across the nation. Kids in our program learned about practice, hard work, dedication. All of these things are necessary to succeed anywhere and can be trained really well in chess. Along with that, they’ve also made new connections with either their friends in the class or also with our teachers who can really give them confidence and energy, and it’s awesome to see them having that impact on these kids. So a student in Chess Pals can walk away with a skill for a game that can last a lifetime and discover something new about themselves.