CJA "Chess Journalist of the Year" Pete Tamburro, of Morristown, New Jersey, is nicely profiled in today's Newark Star-Ledger. The article, "A Winning Gambit for Star-Ledger Chess Columnist" by Claudia Perry, offers some details about Pete's life and his views on the benefits of chess for kids. The 59-year-old chess writer, organizer, and lecturer is an AP History teacher at the Frisch School in Paramus, where he also coaches the chess team (of course). He is currently finishing a three-volume lesson plan titled "Teaching Chess: Step-by-Step" for the Kasparov Chess Foundation, designed especially for promoting scholastic chess.
What the article does not emphasize is that Pete is a master of all chess media:
- He writes a weekly chess column at The Star-Ledger (with Steve Doyle), partly archived at NJSCF.
- He writes articles for Chess Life and Atlantic Chess News.
- He lectures at Chess.FM (for ICC subscribers only).
- He has authored a book, Learn Chess from the Greats (from Dover Press).
- He very actively monitors the popular "Openings for Amateurs" forum at the NJSCF website.
- He has written a number of articles for the web.
Best wishes to Pete on his most recent success.