Dan Wolf (Wayne Thomas) is a FIDE Master with a distinguished record in international chess. Born in 1946 in Romania, Dan played for the Romanian Under-21 team as a youth, was Romania’s student champion in 1970, and a finalist in the Romanian 1972 national championship. Emigrating to Israel in 1974, Dan won the Nathania Open in 1975, attained a FIDE rating of 2385 in 1977, and helped the University of Tel Aviv win the Israeli team championship in 1980. He moved to South Africa in 1982 and for many years was that country’s top ranked player. He moved to the U.S. in 1995. Dan also helps coach the Highland Park High School team.