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Grandmaster Ron W. Henley

Grandmaster Ron W. Henley
Head Trainer to World Champion Anatoly Karpov

Grandmaster Ron W. Henley

International Grandmaster Ron W. Henley was Chief Trainer for the Eleventh World Chess Champion Anatoly Karpov for nine World Championship matches. Early in their careers GM Henley worked with and sponsored World #7 and two time US Champion Hikaru Nakamura and three time US Women’s Champion Irina Krush. GM Henley also trained eight times scholastic national champion Daniel Edelman.In his own playing career he was a member of the University of South Florida Pan American Championship Team and won the US Individual Association of College Unions International Championship. In addition to winning the World Open and the Board Two gold medal at the World Youth Team Championships in Mexico, GM Henley has won international chess tournaments in Indonesia, Columbia and Switzerland.

Ron W. Henley is an award winning chess author and producer of more than 60 chess videos. He is a regular contributor to OnlineChessLessons.NET and annual guest Grandmaster Lecturer at the National Open in Las Vegas.

Ron Henley training with Irina Krush – US Women’s Chess Championship Winner in 1998, 2007, 2010, and 2012.

From 1985 thru 2001, Mr. Henley was an American Stock Exchange Member as a trader, market maker and specialist. Mr. Henley, a British Master and world renowned Quant founded a statistical arbitrage family of hedge funds, with several hundred million in assets under management for institutional clients such as Bank of America and Aegon USA Insurance Company. He recently served as Head of Execution for a New York based high-frequency news-driven strategy connected to the execution algorithms of Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Mr. Henley has also served on the Board of Directors of several private technology companies. Currently, GM Ron W. Henley acts as Special Consultant on a selective basis to UltraHigh Net Worth Individuals, Family Offices and Asset Managers. In 2010 he was appointed by Garry Kasparov and Anatoly Karpov as President of the World Champions Council, a New York State Not-for Profit. He has been a featured speaker at financial conferences in Monaco (GAIM 2010), New York City, Las Vegas, Palm Beach, Raleigh North Carolina (CPA LAW FORUM) among others.

Training Experience

  • Trainer of IM Daniel Edelman – winner of 8 National Scholastics Championships.
  • Trainer of age 13 Hikaru Nakamura. (Currently ranked in top #10 in the world)
  • Chief Traner of Twelfth World Champion Anatoly Karpov for nine matches

Books Authored

  • Elista Diaries, Karpov-Kamsky 1996.
  • King’s Indian Attack Guidebook
  • Power Play Series
  • Crushing White: The Dzindzi Indian! Volume 1 & 1
  • Crushing White: The Sniper!
  • Win Like Kasparov!

DVDS – Host and Producer


  • National Open, Las Vegas
  • Marshal Chess Club, New York City
  • Village Chess Forum, New York City

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