About Us

Robin Ramson, Founder Chess Girls DC


Robin is dedicated to encouraging diversity in Chess tournaments especially as it relates to gender and economic factors. It is her priority to expose students, especially economically challenged students to competition at the Local, National and International levels.

Coach Will


5 years volunteering and counting. Chess Girls DC could not have made it this far without Coach Will.

Coach David

Selfless concern for well being of others. Dedicated to Social Justice and Chess for All.

Altruistic, dedicated to social justice and Chess for all.

Working in Tandem

Our Team


David Bennett is an actively competing National Master & International (FIDE) titled Candidate Master, currently ranked #3 in Washington, D.C. and top 1% in nation ,USCF rating 2246 as of October 2017.

A Los Angeles, California native, David  has played chess competitively for over 15 years. He studied History and Political Science at the University of Michigan and completed a dual master's degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning at the University of Southern California.  He is a VIRTUS certified instructor.

David takes a holistic approach focused on the importance of deep strategic/positional understanding, and patience.  Using a flexible, dynamic playing approach combined with a powerful thinking technique he instructs the student to effectively dissect and understand any position in order to consistently play strong moves. He is fluent in Spanish.  David tailors his approach based on the student’s goals.