John Doknjas is a FIDE Master, who won the 2021 BC Championship and the 2017 U18 Canadian Youth Chess Championship, as well as placed first in several strong tournaments in British Columbia, including the Grand Pacific Open in 2022 and 2015. John won a record four BC Junior Championships. He is a chess teacher with 9 years of experience, and has annotated games and written articles for distinguished national chess publications. John wrote the Everyman Chess book, Opening Repertoire: The Modern Benoni, as a follow up to his book Opening Repertoire: The Sicilian Najdorf which he co-authored with FM Joshua Doknjas. Most recently, John has co-authored the book, What Chess Coaches Don’t Tell You.