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Jennifer Vallens


(818) 674-2006


“Chess is everything: art, science and sport”
(Anatoly Karpov)

My name is Jennifer Vallens.  Besides being a chessmom, I am a writer and a marketing professional with a passion for anything creative. I have experience in promotions, brand development, creative design, marketing planning and operations.

Board Member:

  • Chess Journalists of America (2018-[present)

  • Southern California Chess Federation (SCCF) (2018-present)

  • Karpov Chess School (2016-present)

Chess Awards and accolades:

  • Best Feature - print for Challenges of Chess Parenting, Chess Life

  • Best Interview - print

  • Best Newsletter - online - 2017 CJA Awards

  • Honarble Mention - Story of the Year 2017 CJA Awards






My son Evan is the blonde kid.  He made the 2015 May cover of Chess Life magazine wtih the 3peat winning Amateur Team NOR CAL HOUSE OF CHESS.  Featured here are: Team Captain and Coach Ted Castro, GM Enrico Sevillano, IM Ricardo de Guzman, FM Ronald Cusi, Ronit Pattanayak and Evan Vallens.

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