Work History

Work History
1987 - Present

SELF-EMPLOYED

Chess Instructor (Part-time)

Instruct children and adults one-on-one privately on chess theory and provide practice sessions.
Jun 2002 - Present

OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Event Coordinator

Organized and coordinated "Brooklyn's Chess Champions Brooklyn Chess Day" at Brooklyn Borough Hall (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President) June 10, 2002. The event included a recognition ceremony honoring Brooklyn's best chess players in 2002 and a borough-wide play-offs for the "Second Annual All-Brooklyn Scholastic Chess Championship,"which was previously held on May 22, 2002.
Jun 2002 - Present

OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Event Coordinator

Organized and supervised "Friends of the Boardwalk's First Annual Borough President's Chess Cup" June 1, 2002, which was the first-ever large chess tournament held on the boardwalk in Coney Island Brooklyn.

May 2000 - Present

OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Event Coordinator

Organized and coordinated "Brooklyn's Chess Champions: First All-Brooklyn Scholastic Chess Championship Play-off and Recognition Ceremony" at the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President (Borough Hall) on May 18, 2000, which was the first-ever event honoring Brooklyn's best chess players. The event included simultaneous chess exhibitions and an awards ceremony, which was televised on Brooklyn Community Access Television.

May 1995 - Present

MANHATTAN CHESS CLUB

Lecture

Presented a free lecture on the "Veresov Attack" on May 22, 1995 to members and non-members, of the Manhattan Chess Club

Sep 2009 - Present

ShoreRidge CARES
Director Develop innovative chess instruction program for seniors residing in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Hire and supervise chess instructors.
May 2000 - Jun 2000

OFFICE OF THE BROOKLYN BOROUGH PRESIDENT

Event Coordinator & Master of Ceremonies - Opening Day (May 22, 2000)

In collaboration with the MetroTech Business Improvement DistrictChess-In-The-Schoolsand the Securities Industry Automation Corporation, represented the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President in helping to coordinate and plan the "MetroTech Garden & Chess Festival" (May 22-June 2, 2000), which took place at the MetroTech Commons, located in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, USA. Thisfirst-ever garden and chess festival in Brooklyn featured a 1,000 square foot outdoor carpet chess board and rolling planter containers designed as chess pieces along with simultaneous chess exhibitions, lectures and chess matches.

Personal Highlights

Opening day ceremony and events televised on New York 1.

Articles in the New York TimesNew York Daily News and Brooklyn Eagle.

LIVE interview with participants including Eric Fleischman on Channel 4 Weather Show with Audrey Puente During the televeised show, Eric Fleischman participated in a team chess match against the Edward R. Murrow High School chess team (2001 2nd Place finish at U.S.A. national championship) [LIVE BROADCAST].

Eric Fleischman won individual chess games against 1999 U.S. Women's Champion Angelina Belakovskaia and Grandmaster Michael Rohde,as a participant in simultaneous chess exhibitions.

1994 - 1997

CHESS-IN-THE-SCHOOLS

Chess Instructor (Part-time)

Instructed groups of children ages 6-12 years on chess theory and provided practice sessions.

1994 - 1995

JEWISH COMMUNITY HOUSE OF BENSONHURST

Chess Instructor (Part-time)(1994-1995)

Instructed groups of children ages 6-12 years on chess theory and provided practice sessions.

1987 - 1988

JEWISH COMMUNITY HOUSE OF BENSONHURST

Chess Club & Program Coordinator (Part-time) (1987-1988)

Introduced idea and plan for the successful promotion and operation of a non-profit chess club in a community center. Hired, supervised and trained a small staff of paid and volunteer employees. Promoted club membership through advertisements, lectures, exhibitions and tournaments. Purchased, sold and controlled the use of merchandise. Directed United States Chess Federation affiliated tournaments.

Chess Instructor (Part-time) (1987-1988)

Instructed children and adults of all ages on chess theory and provided practice sessions.

Achievements: Planned and coordinated a simultaneous chess exhibition and lecture by International Grandmaster and two time United States Chess Champion Lev Alburt, October 18, 1987.

Education

Education
Jan 1992 - May 1998

Master of Arts

Long Island University

Master's Thesis:

"Thinking and Problem Solving in Chess: The Development of a Prototypical Model to Account for Performance on Chess Problem Solving Tasks" (May 1998)

Skills

Skills

Special Events

Coordinated Community Events to Educate the Public:          "Brooklyn Chess Day," June 2002               "Borough President's Chess Cup," June 2002             "Brooklyn Chess Day," May 2001              "First Annual All-Brooklyn Scholastic Chess Championship,"  May            2001             "Borough President's Chess Awards and Demonstration Ceremony,"                May 2000             "MetroTech Garden & Chess Festival," May 2000  

Public Speaking

On behalf of the Brooklyn Borough President served as master of ceremonies at a large chess event open to the public (Office of the Brooklyn Borough President).

WRITING SAMPLES

TRAINING & RESEARCH

Chess Instructor Training SeminarChess-In-The-Schools (Formerly American Chess Foundation), New York, New York, USA,1994."Chess Hustling and Ritualistic Behavior in New York City." Research paper and video for doctoral level psychology course: Language and Communication, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1992."Comparison of Memory and Pattern Recognition between Chess Players and Students." Research experiment. Saint Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1988.

CERTIFICATES

OBJECTIVE

To secure a position as a Chess Instructor, Coach, Writer, and/or Events Coordinator with an established organization utilizing my more than 22 years experience teaching, writing and promoting chess events in New York City. I would also consider opportunities to provide chess lectures and present exhibitions.

INTRODUCTION

Dear Potential Employers and Recruiters,

Welcome to my online chess resume and portfolio. Within this web page you can learn how my professional experience and training in chess can benefit your organization, company or project. Please note that this web page is updated frequently, so please check regularly for important updates.

As you explore my web page, you will learn the following about me:

  1. Profile
  2. Chess Title & Ratings
  3. Introduction
  4. Objective
  5. Summary of Qualifications
  6. Employment 
  7. Education
  8. Skills
  9. Certificates
  10. Training & Research
  11. Writing Samples
  12. Publications
  13. Honors, Recognitions & Awards
  14. Chess Lessons
  15. Activities
  16. Professional Affiliations
  17. Interests
  18. Employer Contact Information
  19. Cover Letters
  20. Resumes
  21. Employment & Salary History
  22. References
  23. Special Events & Activities

I hope that you find the information on my web page both useful and informative in your hiring and recruiting decisions and I welcome the opportunity to discuss how my credentials and expertise can benefit your organization, company or project.

If you would like to learn more about my professional chess activities, please visit my website at www.brooklynchessmaster.com. For a review of my professional experience and training in government, housing policy, social services and special events please visit my other web page at www.visualcv.com/ericjfleischman.

If you require additional information or would like to schedule an interview, I can be reached at (917) 741-9045 or ericfchessmaster@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Eric J. Fleischman

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

HONORS, RECOGNITIONS & AWARDS

Second Place Tie: Marshall Chess Club  Saturday G/60, New York, New York, USA, January 30, 2010 http://marshallchessclub.blogspot.com/ Second Place Tie: Marshall Chess Club  Saturday G/60, New York, New York, USA, January 16, 2010 http://marshallchessclub.blogspot.com/ Sixth Place: 9th Annual City of New York Chess-In-The-ParksRapid Open Tournament, Open Section, New York, New York, USA, September 2009.

First Place: 2009 Shorefront YM-YWHA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach, Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NNORC)-SSP Chess Competition, Brooklyn, New York, USA, August 2009.

Under 2100 Chess Championship Team (Captain and Board 2 Player): U.S. Amateur Team East , Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, February 2009. First Place Tie:Marshall Chess Club January Grand Prix, Open Section, New York, New York, USA, January 2009 http://marshallchessclub.blogspot.com/ Fourth Place:Marshall Chess Club December Open II, Open Section, New York, New York, USA, December 2008.  First Place: Section 3, Swiss 1, The Chess Exchange, Brooklyn, New York, USA, December 2008.  Fourth Place: 8th Annual City of New York Chess-In-The-ParksRapid Open Tournament, Open Section, New York, New York, USA, October 2008. First Place: Blitz Tournament, The Chess Exchange, Brooklyn, New York, USA, April 2008. First Place: Halloween Blitz Tournament, The Chess Exchange, Brooklyn, New York, USA, October 2006.First Place: 5th Annual City of New York Chess-In-The-ParksRapid Open Tournament, Open Section, New York, New York, USA, September 2005.Letter of Recognition: Curt Conliffe-Berkeley, Founder, Future Kings & Queens Chess Academy, Brooklyn, New York, USA, June 2004.Letter of Recognition: Martin L. Levine, Executive Director, Friends of the Boardwalk, Brooklyn, New York, USA to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn, New York, USA, March 2004.Second Place: 3rd Annual City of New York Chess-In-The-Parks Rapid Open Tournament,Open Section, New York, New York, USA, October, 2003. First Place: 2nd Annual City of New York Chess-In-The-Parks Rapid Open Tournament, Open Section, New York, NY, USA, September 2002. Under 2000 Chess Championship Team (Captain and Board 1 Player):U.S. Amateur Team East , Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, February 2002. First Place:Brooklyn College  Open Chess Tournament, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2002. First Place:Brooklyn College Open Chess Tournament, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2001. First Place:Brooklyn College Open Chess Tournament, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Fall 2000. First Place Team (Board 1 Player): Bankers Athletic League of New York, New York, New York, USA, 1995. Fourth Place:Brooklyn College College Championship, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1995.  Arthur Bisguier "Best Game" Award:Manhattan Bowery CorporationCommercial Chess League of New York (CCLNY), New York, New York, USA, 1994-1995. BAL Division, A1 Champions and Co-Champions, NY Knights (Captain and Board 1 Player):Bankers Chess League, New York, New York, USA, 1994-1995. Under 2200 Co-Champion: New York Open, New York, New York, USA, 1993. New York State Chess Championship Team (Unofficial) (Captain and Board 1 Player)U.S. Amateur Team East, Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, February 1993. Under 1900 Chess Championship Team (Captain and Board 1 Player)U.S. Amateur Team East, Somerset, New Jersey, USA, February 1984.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

I learned how to play chess at the age of 11 from my step-mother and grew up playing chess recreationally with my younger brother. However, it wasn't until I attended Brooklyn College in 1981 that my chess career began to flourish.  I currently enjoy participating in both competitive and non-competitive chess and frequently play in New York City's parks and chess establishments.

Highlights

  • 1981-Instrumental in helping to reactivate the long dormant Brooklyn College Chess Club. I soon became President of the club and Captain of the "B" team, which placed in the top 15 in the United States in 1981 at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championship in Columbus, Ohio, while the school's "A" team tied for first place. 
  • 1987-Became a United States Chess Federation National Chess Master and soon began teaching chess and directing local tournaments as the Coordinator of the Chess Program and Club at the Jewish Community House of Bensonhurst, in Brooklyn, NY, USA.  
  • 1994-Tied for first-place in the Under 2200 Section at the New York Open.

  • 1998-Submitted a thesis entitled "Thinking and Problem Solving in Chess:The Development of a Prototypical Model to Account for Performance on Chess Problem Solving Tasks," toward completion of a Master's degree in Psychology at Long Island University.   

  • 2000-Began promoting and developing borough-wide chess events in Brooklyn. While working at the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, I helped to coordinate and plan the first-ever garden and chess festival in Brooklyn (See MetroTech Garden & Chess Festival).

  • 2002-Published an article in Chess Life magazine entitled  "Brooklyn: County of Kings and Home of Champions."

  • 2002 and 2005-Placed first at the Annual City of New York, Rapids Open, Chess-In-The Parks Tournament, in Central Park.

  • Eric is currently authoring an unpublished book with new ideas on a recognized but underutilized chess opening.
  • Eric enjoys participating in both competitive and non competitive chess and frequently plays in New York City's parks and chess establishments.

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A R E A S   O F  C H E S S   E X P E R T I S E

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Instruction

Lectures

Exhibitions

Tournaments

Research

Publishing

Proposals and Grants

Events 

Website Design

INTERESTS

United States Chess Federation Master (1987-Present)

Politics, Psychology, Philosophy, Poetry, Reading, Writing, Research, Computers/, Museums, Art, Science, Technology, Internet, Chess, Board Games, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Paddleball, Billiards, Table Tennis, Bowling, Hiking, Walking, Camping, Kayaking, Canoeing, Bicyling 

CHESS LESSONS

Individual Chess Lesson: with former World Championship contender and former United States Chess Champion Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1994.Individual Chess Lesson: with Grandmaster Gennady Sagalchik, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1987.Group Chess Lessons: with Grandmaster Leonid ShamkovichBrooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1987.

CHESS TITLE & RATINGS

PUBLICATIONS

Chess Book. Currently authoring an unpublished book with new ideas on a recognized but underutilized chess opening.  "Why Play Chess."Midwood Development Corporation Sentry, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Vol. 26, No. 3, Fall/Winter 2006.

"Brooklyn: County of Kings and Home of Champions."Chess Life, USA, October 2002."Sheepshead Bay Chess Mavens Makes All the Right Moves."Kings Courier, Brooklyn, New York, USA, March 27, 2000 (Contributing writer).MetroTech BID News. Photograph and mention as chess organizer of MetroTech Garden & Chess Festival. Vol. 8, No. 1, Brooklyn, New York, USA, Summer 2000."Chess Matches Inaugurate Garden Festival at MetroTech."Brooklyn Daily Eagle &Daily Bulletin, Brooklyn, New York, USA, May 23, 2000 (Photograph and honorable mention)."Chess Masters Bring Renaissance to Brooklyn."Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brooklyn, New York, USA, April 28, 2000 (Contributing writer)."Thinking and Problem Solving in Chess: The Development of a Prototypical Model to Account for Performance on Chess Problem Solving Tasks."(Unpublished Masters Thesis), Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Richard A. Connelly CollegeLong Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, New York, USA, May 13, 1998.

"Chess Club is Back."Brooklyn College Newsletter, Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1984 (Co-Author)."BC is a chess co-champion." New York Daily News, Brooklyn, New York, USA, February 6, 1983 (Honorable Mention).

ACTIVITIES