About Elite Chess

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Elite Chess is the brainchild of chess player and coach Jeff DiOrio, who launched the company in 2012. Jeff is a Dean of Students at Naperville North High School where he is in his 9th year coaching the chess team. During that time the chess team has a record of 181 wins and only 29 losses. In 2015, Naperville North won the IHSA State Championship and has captured 9 consecutive DuPage Valley Conference Championships. In 2017, Jeff was named the Illinois Chess Coaches Association Coach of the Year. He attributes the success of his teams to the fun that they have and their desire to get better everyday.

"I think our success comes from our love of the game, our will to work, and the fact that we care for each other." - Jeff DiOrio

As a member of the football team and chess team in high school himself, Jeff has long been an advocate of taking the chess subculture mainstream.

"Chess has so much to offer kids and adults in today's society. Through developing reasoning skills and inspiring creativity, chess helps you in school, at work, and in your personal life. I believe that everyone should learn and play the game of chess." - Jeff DiOrio

Jeff lives in Geneva, IL with his wife, Karina, and their sons, Blake and Chase. When he is not coaching, Jeff loves to golf, fish, read, spend time with his family, and of course, play chess.