Returning: GM Aleksandr Lenderman!

GM Aleksandr Lenderman

One of our biggest roster announcements is the return of our Montclair Soprano VIP: GM Aleksandr Lenderman! Alex was a strong foundation for the Sopranos and we’re expecting nothing less as we battle on as the Passers now.

Growing up in the Brooklyn area, Alex was surrounded by a strong chess community and was part of the high school “dream team” as he helped Edward R Murrow High School win 4 straight national titles. After that, he continued his studies until 2009 when he took a focus of becoming a professional chess player. That decision was rewarded quickly as he won 3 GM norms within a span of a month.

Since then, Alex has had a strong pedigree of results as both an individual player and on a team. In 2015 he won the World Open by beating Rauf Mamedov in armageddon after both players tied for first with a 7/9 result. That same ytear he scored a gold medal on board 2 for Team USA in the World Team Chess Championship by going 5/7.

Now that we’re back along with the Pro Chess League we’re relieved to have Alex back as well! We’re hyped to see how he does once again.

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