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ImagesAbel Talamantez

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Deputy Director, Director of Enrichment
Abel Talamantez

Abel Talamantez joined BayAreaChess in May 2015 as the Director of Enrichment. He previously founded and was Executive Director of Castling Kids Chess Team from 2012-2015 and led that organization until it merged with BAC, bringing all the CK schools and coaches along.
He is always looking for new ideas to promote the benefits of chess to children.
"Making a living at chess is literally a dream come true and just goes to show the power of self belief and following your passions to the very end. With faith and hard work, good things will happen". He holds a BA degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.

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