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Home base for USCF National Chess Master Shawn Hoshall who also has a Masters in Experimental Psychology. In my blog I will muse on chess from mainly, but not always, a psychological perspective. If you are looking for a chess teacher, lecturer, coach or class see my teaching tab.


At Fishtails,restaurant Ocean City, Maryland in crazy hammock chair taking a call about chess.

Here is a little bit about my background:

  • Received United States Chess Federation National Chess Master Title in 1990.
  • Chess teacher in Northern Va. 2010-2014.
  • Team Captain and player For Ashburn Chess Club Open Team in DC Chess League 2010-2014.
  • Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology, from Towson University 1994 : Masters Thesis:  Origins of Chess-skill: Are Non-domain Related Characteristics Involved.
  • BA in Psychology and Economics from Wake Forest University 1990.
  • Other: I love to hike, see some of my hikes right HERE.
  • Besides having a wonderful daughter named Hannah, there is also 2 cool cats in our family named Jett and Sam.
Shawn Hoshall, at Algonkian Park 02/08/2014

Me at Algonkian Park on 02/08/2014




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