Alejandro Ramirez was inspired by the movie Searching for Bobby Fischer when he was four years old. He became FIDE Master at the age of 9, an International Master at the age of 13, and a Grandmaster at the age of 15. At the age of 15, he became the first Centro-American to achieve the Grandmaster chess title awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE), and became, at that time, the second youngest chess grandmaster. Major tournament victories for Ramirez include first place in the Morelia Open 2008 and the first place in the U.S. Chess Open 2010 held in Irvine, California. Ramirez currently serves as an editor for the popular chess news website ChessBase. He has become a frequent face the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis, through roles as both the Club’s Resident Grandmaster and as a player in the nation’s elite events. He currently serves as the chess coach for Saint Louis University and is recruiting its inaugural team. Ramirez competed in U.S. Chess Championship in 2013, 2014, and 2015.