Adam Bukojemski was born in 1982. He is a Polish chess player and coach, who moved to England in the summer of 2013. He learnt chess at the age of six, and as a junior he had many achievements. He was a multiple regional champion and champion of his home town, Elblag. Adam regularly took part in the Polish Junior Championships, and has won a few international tournaments, including Jaroslawiec (1994) and Bydgoszcz (1997). From 2008 - 2013 he worked as a coach in the oldest chess club in Krakow, KKSz, whilst he was a Religious Studies student at Jagiellonian University. He is very proud of his work with juniors during this period. His students achieved many titles in individual competitions, including:
- 1st place in the Polish Championship U12 section (2010),
- 1st place in the Polish Championship for Catholic Schools (2010),
- 1st in Schools’ World Championships U13 section (2011),
- 1st place in the Polish Championship U14 section (2012);
Adam also had a fruitful stint as coach and manager of a junior chess team. In two years his team was promoted from their league’s third tier through to the highest level, known as the ‘extra league’. Having gained training experience, he has developed teaching skills and believes he can understand the expectations and needs of young chess players. In October 2013 he joined CSC and currently teaches in six primary schools across Hackney, Havering, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
Adam plays for Battersea Chess Club in the London League and for Cambridge University in the Four Nations’ Chess League (4NCL).