International Master (IM) Georgi Orlov

1994 US Open Champion

Rated 2575 USCF

Georgi received a Four Year Degree in Chess Education from Moscow, Russia in 1985 and has been working with many junior players.

He led Villa Academy and Seattle Country Day teams to Washington State Championship titles in 1995-1996. Georgi’s students won both State and National Scholastic titles.

Most recently, his student Megan Lee won US Girls Nationals under 18 in 2009.

Michael Lee (Megan’s brother) was chosen for America Chess Team under 15 in 2009.

Kate Tokareva is 2011 WA State Girls Champion and took 3rd place at the All Girls Nationals 2011. Georgi played in two US Invitational Championships, 1994 and 1995.

Georgi OrlovGeorgi’s best result was 7th place finish in 1994. His victory against GM Larry Christiansen won the Brilliancy Prize at the event.

Georgi won Moldovan Championship twice and became an International Master in 1989. He scored his first Grandmaster norm in 1988, in GMA tournament in Belgrade, Yugoslavia.

Author of many articles about chess published in “Chess Life”, “Inside Chess”, “New in Chess” (Holland), “Chess Informant” (Yugoslavia) and other magazines. He is the author of two chess books available here.

Georgi has been organizing and teaching Summer Chess camps in Seattle area since 1995. As an Executive Director of Chess Mates Foundation, Georgi also organizes after-school chess programs in Seattle area public schools.