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Background Information

Employment History

Coach

St. Mark's School

Teacher

St. Mark's School

Teacher

Dallas-area schools

Affiliations

Co-Founder
USA Chess Inc

Education

Shimer College

University of Texas at Dallas

bachelor's degree

computer science

Web References (7 Total References)


USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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Conrad has been taking private lessons from Noureddine Ziane for about three years.

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Ziane also teaches at St. Mark's and coaches the school's chess team.
Ziane said playing chess is good for young people because there is so much they can learn from the game.
"Besides the competition and all of that, chess teaches you discipline," Ziane said.
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Conrad and Ziane attribute the game's popularity and longevity to the skill and concentration required to beat an opponent.
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"That's like me going up against the world champion," said St. Mark's coach Noureddine Ziane, no chess slouch.
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Noureddine Ziane pulled up to University Park Elementary School at 6:56 a.m., a man on a mission. A bag was in one hand, a board in the other.
It was a chessboard, and his purpose was simple.
Early every Thursday, kids assemble in the cafeteria and media room of University Park Elementary to play chess. Mr. Ziane's job is to teach the kids to polish their games - or to learn the basics.
The Moroccan chess pro has been doing it for two years, and he's been working with elementary-school-aged kids since 1993. At the start of the year, he said, many of the beginning students didn't even know what chess was. Now they know all of the moves - even complicated ones like castling.
"Many of them progress extremely quickly," he said, "even faster than adults."
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"Paul Murphy walks into a club and someone says, 'You're Paul Murphy - the best chess player ever!' " Mr. Ziane shouted with a wide smile.
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The point of the exercise, Mr. Ziane explained, was to guess Murphy's moves in response to the other player's.
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As Mr. Ziane made the moves for black, the kids hazarded guesses for white - Murphy's color.
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Mr. Ziane egged them on.
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The classes at St. Mark's School of Texas were one of a series Mr. Ziane teaches at Dallas-area schools, in addition to $40-an-hour private sessions.
In the process, he has coached five students onto the U.S. Chess Federation's Top 50 list of student chess players, with four more expected to join them when the list is updated in February.
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Mr. Ziane, 24, a native of Morocco, graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in May.
Unlike his students, some of whom started playing chess as young as 3 years old, Mr. Ziane started late. He was 13.
"I was at a youth center in Tangier playing basketball," he said. "There were people playing chess there, and I started watching them."
By age 15, he won the Moroccan Junior Championship. Three years later, in 1993, he came to Rochester, N.Y., as an exchange student and the next year won the New York high school championship. He eventually went to UTD on a chess scholarship and graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science.
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Dean, one of Mr. Ziane's best students at St. Mark's, recently won an areawide match and credits his coach for his success.
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Katie Stone, Mr. Ziane's wife and business partner, said students are required to study chess for several hours a week, in addition to taking the weekly lessons.
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Doing that work can be more important than natural talent, Mr. Ziane said.
"Chess is about 90 percent studying and the rest maybe is talent," he said. "You can have talent, but the guy who puts in the practice will beat you."
Among his students is Bryan Pernes, 12, whose parents drive him once a week from southwest Fort Worth for lessons at Mr. Ziane's home in north Plano.
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Her husband, Tim, is an accomplished chess player himself who also takes lessons from Mr. Ziane - but who may soon be outdistanced by his son.
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Mr. Ziane said such experiences are common.
"Parents start off learning quicker, but after a month, the kids pass them up and keep on learning," he said.


USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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~ Noureddine Ziane - Co-Founder USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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A native of Morocco, Mr. Ziane was the Moroccan National Junior Champion at age 15, and later, as an exchange student living in Rochester, N.Y., he won the New York State High School Chess Championship. It is at the Rochester Chess Center that he discovered his passion for teaching and quickly earned a name for himself as being excellent communicator. Mr. Ziane also attended Shimer College in Illinois on a full chess scholarship prior to attending UTD. While in Illinois he coached several state and national champions and earned the prestigious 'Billy Colias Excellence in Teaching Award' awarded by the Illinois Chess Association. Mr. Ziane is an extremely in-demand instructor and has coached thousands of students throughout the past 15 years. An innumerable amount of his students and teams have won local, regional and national championships.


USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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~ Noureddine Ziane - Co-Founder


USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

www.usachess.com [cached]

~ Noureddine Ziane - Co-Founder


USA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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~ Noureddine Ziane - Co-FounderUSA Chess - Summer Camps, Private & Group Lessons, Tournaments and School Instruction

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A native of Morocco, Mr. Ziane was the Moroccan National Junior Champion at age 15, and later, as an exchange student living in Rochester, N.Y., he won the New York State High School Chess Championship.It is at the Rochester Chess Center that he discovered his passion for teaching and quickly earned a name for himself as being excellent communicator.Mr. Ziane also attended Shimer College in Illinois on a full chess scholarship prior to attending UTD.While in Illinois he coached several state and national champions and earned the prestigious ‘Billy Colias Excellence in Teaching Award' awarded by the Illinois Chess Association.Mr. Ziane is an extremely in-demand instructor and has coached thousands of students throughout the past 15 years.An innumerable amount of his students and teams have won local, regional and national championships.

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