Ichesswhiz.com is founded by Dr. Eric Xiao. Dr. Xiao is an IT Professional who graduated from Virginia Tech with a doctorate and he worked for many years on various IT projects in the Washington DC areas. Dr. Xiao is a chess enthusiast. He starts to learn chess when his son likes to play chess a few years ago. Since then, he plays regularly online with others for fun. He doesn’t view chess as a game but as a tool for learning skills improving our abilities to solve complex problems such as pattern recognition, abstract reasoning, logical inference, etc. He considers chess as a fundamental skill as math for students to study. His vision is to build a platform to facilitate chess coaches and students to easily interact and make chess as popular as math.