Robert Hungaski was born on December 8th, 1987 in Stamford, Connecticut to an American father and an Argentine mother. He moved to Argentina at a very young age after his parents separated, which is where he learned to play chess at the age of six, in an after-school program.

He began taking chess seriously by the time he was twelve, when he decided to become a chess professional. Nevertheless, he did not neglect his formal education and, in fact, reached some of his best results amidst his academic obligations. He achieved the International Master title by the age of 18, in his senior year of high school, and his Grand Master title at the age of 24, in his senior year of college.

Robert recieved his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Connecticut in May of 2012 with a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, and a double minor in English and Middle Eastern Studies. He is also certified by the State of New York as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Robert currently resides in New York City and continues to strike a balance between chess and academics. He is presently enrolled as a Post-Baccalaureate student at the City College of New York, where he is fulfilling the necessary Pre-Med requirements to take the MCAT and apply to medical school.

Robert has had extensive experience both as a player and a coach. Below are some of the highlight from his career as a player and coach:

Playing experience:

  • International Grandmaster, 2012
  • International Master, 2006
  • Member of the U.S. Team at the World Cities Championship (UAE, 2012)
  • Member of the New England Nor’Easters, USCL Championship Team, 2010
  • Gold medal at the Pan-American Junior Chess Championship (Ecuador, 2007)
  • Bronze medal at the Pan-American Junior Chess Championship (Colombia, 2006)
  • Silver medal at the Pan-American Youth Chess Championship (Brazil, 2005)
  • Official U.S. representative at World Youth/Junior Chess Championships (Armenia 2007, Armenia 2006 and France 2005)

Coaching experience:

  • Resident GM at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (May 2014)
  • Coach for the U.S. Team at the 2014 PanAm Youth Chess Championship (Oaxtepec, Mexico)
  • Coach for the U.S. Team at the 2013 World Youth Chess Championship (Al Ain, UAE)
  • Lecturer at the U.S. Open (Madison, WI – August 2013)
  • Lecturer at the University of Connecticut (Storrs – April 2014 and April 2013)
  • Lecturer at ChessIQ (Chicago – February 2013)

Rates for online chess games

3 minute game: $10

5 minute game: $20

15 minute game: $50

Rates for lessons

$130 in person
(90 minutes aprox.)

$65 online
(90 minutes aprox.)

Los servicios se ofrecen en ingles, español y portugués.



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