Professional . Personalised . Proven
With so many people out there offering chess lessons it can be hard to know where to go, and who to trust your chess development with. In order to take your game to the next level it is important to chose wisely, and by visiting my page I believe you are close to doing just that! I make no false promises of instant success, but instead promise this: to provide you with personalised high quality lessons, from a proven international coach.
About Your Coach
I have been a professional coach for the past 9 years, and in this time have worked with over 400 students from 76 countries and every continent. This has allowed me to build up considerable experience in helping students of all backgrounds and abilities to improve, and this level of experience is invaluable for being a top coach. I am also an expert commentator on Chessdom, and regularly give analysis on top games there. As an active player, I hold the title of International Master and a current FIDE of 2439. For more information about my personal achievements, please see my biography page.
About Your Lessons
Do you often find when reading a book or watching a video that parts are either irrelevant to you, or you wish you could ask a question about? This is where a professional coach is able to help. It is important that lessons are tailored towards you as an individual, and as such every student will follow a unique coaching program. In the first few lessons, I will make an assessment of you as a player, and find the areas which need developing the most. My job will then be to create a coaching program around that, and over time we will work through these areas thoroughly. This will include building your own high-quality opening repertoire to suit your style, working on strategy, building up your tactical strength, and practical endgame instruction.
I believe I have something to offer players of all levels all the way up to Grandmaster, and you may recognise some of the names of my students below.
GM Alexander Ipatov (Turkey) – World Junior Champion (2012) ,World Vice Junior champion (2013)
GM Eric Hansen (Canada) – FIDE World Cup participant 2011 and 2013, 2nd in World U16 Championships, winner of: Cappele La Grande Open 2013, Alberta Championship 2013, Panama Open 2012, Continental Open Argentina – Zonal tournament 2012, Basel Rapid Open 2012, Canadian Open 2011.
IM Richard Wang (Canada) 2nd in World U12 Championships, 3rd in World U14 Championships.IM Qiyu Zhou (Canada) – 2nd in World U8 Championships. IM Denis Kadric (Bosnia). IM Dusan Radovanovic (Serbia),IM James Adair (England),IM Vlada Lukovic (Serbia),IM Milan Zajic (Serbia )2nd in World U14 Championships , IM Milos Stankovic (Serbia)
FM’s: Vrban (Croatia), Haydon (England), Mladenovic (Serbia), Croad (New Zeeland), Fantinel (France).
Please also feel free to read some of the reviews of some of my other future champions on the right!
My lessons are run through Playchess.com, ICC or Chess.com, depending on which site the student wishes. I also use Skype alongside this in order to have an audio link, or to type if preferred, and can do so in either English or French. Although my main focus is on Online Coaching/Lessons
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If you would like to discuss the possibility of us working together, or have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org