Founder & Instructor
Ortho Chess, LLC was founded in 2008 by Dr. Carolina Blanco, who graduated as a Dentist in 2003 at the University of Carabobo,Venezuela. Dr. Blanco also completed an advanced 2 year post-doctoral course at the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo,Brazil, to become a specialist in orthodontics in 2006.
Dr. Carolina holds two World Chess Titles given by The World Chess Federation, F.I.D.E (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) as a Women Fide Master obtained at the age of 12 and as a Women International Chess Master obtained at the age of 19.
Dr. Carolina learned how to play chess at the age of 5 and started to compete in National and International chess tournaments at the age of 7. She has played in the high competitive chess since her childhood. Her Venezuelan National Rating peak was 2230 points and her International F.I.D.E Rating peak was 2192 points being awarded multiple times in the top positions in National and International Championships at all ages from the scholastic level until the Adult Master level. These events include: Chess Olympiads, Zonals, Open events, Pan-American, Center-American, World Cadet, Youth and World Juniors and Girls championships. She was a member for more than 10 years of the National Chess team representing her native Country Venezuela in more than 35 countries around the world.
Carolina after returning from the World youth and which she reached the 9th place at the U12 category in 1992 in Germany among more than 60 participants from more than 50 countries around the world.
Carolina at age 12 got a Unique record of Becoming National Champion of Venezuela in the same year of 3 categories of female ages U12, U16 and Adults. That year, she became a National Master at that young age.
Carolina was several times the Venezuelan chess player of the year by the Federations and multiple institutions including in the one she graduated in her primary, secondary and University, for her sporting achievements. The photo shows Carolina with her award of Pan American Chess Champion in Brazil at the age of 17.
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