• Interior Design Studio in Los Angeles Chess Kickstarter!
    Carl and his brother, IM Luke Vellotti, have
    launched their Kickstarter for Enchanted Chess!,
    the fast-paced, exciting chess expansion
    card game that lets people engage chess in
    a fun new way.
  • Shooting for the Stars
    As both a National Champion and 2x State
    High School Champion, Carl represents his
    state of Idaho at tournaments across the
    nation. He is currently posted on the Top
    100 list for all U18 players in America!
  • Reaching for Excellence
    Carl swims competitively for two teams -
    both the Boise YMCA and Boise High School,
    where he is a Senior Captain. A natural at
    the butterfly stoke, he is both a District
    Champion and a strong contender for a State
    Championship title this year.
  • Imparting Life Skills
    Students love to learn from Carl during
    both group and private lessons. His fun
    and instructional teaching style builds
    both skill and confidence for all players
    of all ages.
  • Coca-Cola Scholar
    Carl was recently selected as a Semifinalist
    in the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Out of
    111,000 applicants, just 2,000 students were
    selected to advance to the Finalist competition
    due to their outstanding academic and personal achievements.

Chess Expert Carl Vellotti :: Coach. Scholar. Champion.

Current Chess Rating: USCF 2010 - Blitz 1907 - FIDE 1872

Carl Vellotti is a National Chess Champion and 2x Idaho High School Chess Champion. Along with his brother, International Master Luke Vellotti, he reigns as one of the top players in the State for both youth & adults.

As both a community leader and an academic standout, Carl is considered by parents to be a great role model for their children. Some of his many accomplishments include being a Fellow on the City Fellows Consortium, President of the UCLA Chess Club, Editorial Director of UCLA's Spoon University, a research intern at the Iron Lab at UCLA, and an Associate Project Manager at the Healthtech startup Heal. Carl teaches private chess lessons through Vellotti's Chess School to students of all ages, and recently started his own academic coaching company called Tutor Champion.

Latest News


Enchanted Chess!

Carl and his brother, IM Luke Vellotti, have created their Kickstarter for Enchanted Chess! Enchanted Chess is a fast-paced, exciting chess expansion card game that lets people engage chess in a fun new way. Join the Kickstarter Campaign


Idaho's STEM
Action Initiative

The Vellotti brothers endorse the mission of the Governor's council to improve the quality and access of K-12 students to computer science eduction in the state. Watch KBOI news video now: Click Here


UCLA Doshi Family Scholarship

Carl was awarded the Doshi Family Scholarship from UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS). This scholarship is awarded for achievements and commitment to academic excellence as a student in the UCLA HSSEAS.