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Home Welcome to the official website of GM Cristian Chirila

  • Photo Credit: Austin Fuller

    Photo Credit: Austin Fuller

  • Photo Credit: Austin Fuller

    Photo Credit: Austin Fuller

Hello and welcome to my official website!

My name is Cristian Chirila. I was born and raised in Romania but after I attended college and received my degree from the University of Texas – Dallas, I decided to continue my career in the United States. I spent a few years living and working in California as the the head coach and resident Grandmaster at Bay Area Chess.
Sine then, I have pursued other endeavors, including journalism and commentary. You may have seen some of my articles in various publications including US Chess or recognize me from the commentary team for the Saint Louis Chess Club broadcasts.
I spent 2018 working on the coaching team for the 2018 World Championship challenger, Fabiano Caruana. Although Fabiano wasn’t able to come out victorious against WC Magnus Carlsen, the work that we did is evident in that Magnus was not able to defeat Fabiano, with each classical game ending in a draw.
I am now a proud Missourian as I reside in Columbia and hold the position of head coach of the University of Missouri Chess Team. Born in the fall semester of 2019, I am confident that the Tigers will bring home the titles as we compete in national and world-wide competitions.

I have included links for a more in depth look at these experiences on this website should you wish to check it out. Thank you for your interest.

All the best,

Cristian

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