Premier Chess was founded on the belief that with enough dedication, every student has the ability to rapidly improve in chess if he or she put his or her mind to it.


Over the past 10+ years, National Master Evan Rabin has helped 200+ students in private lessons, schools, and camps. As a result, these students have improved their opening, middle game and endgame strategy, calculating abilities and overall chess game.  


He is currently teaching in four schools in Manhattan- Dalton, The Town School, P.S 40, and PS. 58.

In addition to teaching chess, Evan is an entrepeneur with a BA in Business and International Global Studies from Brandeis University. He is the SVP of Sales and Co-founder of Pillar Sales, a sales outsourcing business that focuses on small and medium-sized SaaS companies: 


​Chess Teaching Experience

  • Private Lessons: 2008-Present 
  • Dalton: 2016-Present 
  • The Town School: 2016-Present 
  • Other Experience: P.S 40: 2017-Present, P.S 58: 2016-Present, Chess in the Schools: 2012-2013, Active Learning: 2008-2012, Browning School: 2008-2009, Geneva School: 2009, Churchill School: 2002-2004

Non Chess-Related Work Experience 

  • SVP of Sales at Pillar Sales: 2016-Present 
  • Account Executive at Rapid7: ​2015-2016
  •  Account Manager and Business Development Consultant at Oracle: 2013-2015