As an active player he has been 1st or 2nd in over 30 tournaments. He Is a journalist, writer, chess educator and scholar. His competitive results with top-flight chess professionals have always been remarkable. He has also delivered many chess courses, lectures, and has published seven highly recognized chess books. He has also developed eight instructional videos totaling 18.5 hours. Some of his most popular books include the Chess World Title Contenders and Their Styles (with Craig Pritchett,
Over the past 16 years Kopec’s Chess Camp, has become world reknowned. His principal instructors the past few years are co-authors Walter Browne, and Lubomir Ftacnik, as well Hal Terrie.
Dr. Kopec is Professor of Computer Science at