mark johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson has been practicingchess since he was a child. His peak online rating was 2290, and he has competed in several major tournaments. These include the World Open (10th place), Marchand Open (3rd place), and the Can-Am (1st place).

He volunteered teaching chess at North Tonawanda High School from 2009-2015. During this time he studied Business at the University at Buffalo, where he served as president of the chess club in 2012. After this he coachedrowing at City Honors from 2013-2015. He has been teaching for Kids Play Chess for four years at schools all across Western New York. He is currently studying Actuarial Science, and will be taking the first exam later this year.