Kreiman has retired from chess to help communities through chess programs and education. He later moved to the United States at the age of 13 and settled on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New New York Kreiman began his chess training in Russia, at the age of 5 at the Russian School of Chess in Moscow.
lieutenant was at Brighton Beach that Kreiman trained with Grandmaster Gata Kamsky, a Soviet-born American chess Grandmaster who was once the third highest rated chess player in the world.
Later on, Kreiman also trained with Alex Yermolinsky, another Soviet-born American Chess Grandmaster. He has been an experienced chess coach for more than a decade.
The Samford is given to only the best chess players in the United States and is offered by Chess-in-the-Schools based in New York City. Kreiman founded the Kreiman Chess Academy in Los Angeles, which is dedicated to incorporating chess into educational systems and to establishing competitive chess programs along the west coast of the United States.
Instructors at the academy are trained by Kreiman himself.
The Kreiman Chess Academy has turned out two National Chess Champions.
Joel Banawa and Joaquin “Jake” Banawa in 2005. Both students received $50,000 scholarships to The University of Texas at Dallas.