Chess Coaching

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 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 13 years, and in this time have worked with over 600 students from 94 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 Chessbrah, Chessdom and I was an official commentator of European Club Cup that took place in Novi Sad, Serbia 2016 .As an active player, I hold the title of FST – Fide Senior Trainer (Officially FIDE highest title for coaches in the world), IM – International Master and current FIDE of 2439 and FIDE Blitz rating of 2534.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.

 

Previous successes

 

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) – 2nd place in London Chess Classic Rapid 2016,   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.

WGM Qiyu Zhou (Canada) – World Youth champion U14 (2014) , Canadian Woman champion (2016), Women’s World Chess Championship Qualifier (2017)

GM Milan Zajic (Serbia) – World Vice champion U14 (2013) , Winner of Selimir Manojlovic tournament

GM Denis Kadric (Bosnia) – European Youth champion (2012), 1st place Bosna Open 2016, 1st place Paracin Open 2016, Champion of Bosnia (2013)

WGM Jovana Rapport (Vojinovic) – World Vice Youth champion U10, Serbian Woman champion (2014), Mediterranean Champion (2009)

IM Richard Wang (Canada) – World Vice Youth champion U12 (2009), World Youth championship Bronze U14 (2012), Canadian Junior champion (2013)

IM Qiyu Zhou (Canada) – 2nd in World U8 Championships.

IM’s: Thibault Fantinel (France), Dusan Radovanovic (Serbia), James Adair (England), Dejan Pavlovic (Serbia), Dejan Marjanovic (Bosnia), Milos Stankovic (Serbia), Ooi Zhi Yang (Malaysia), Vladimir Lukovic (Serbia), WIM Sandra Djukic (Serbia)

FM’s: David Haydon (England), Stefan Mladenovic (Serbia), Ritvars Reimanis (Latvia), Mladen Rajkovic (Serbia), Mladen Vrban (Croatia), Nemanja Zivkovic (Serbia), Tanraj Sohal (Canada), Nemanja Cvetkovic (Serbia), Diwen Shi (Canada), Nic Croad (New Zeeland), Mike Ivanov (Canada)

 

Please also feel free to read some of the reviews of some of my other future champions on the right!

 

Coaching Particulars

 

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 video/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

I am also able to offer:

Self Study Programme (something I create for every student based on individual skills and weaknesses)
Game annotations (analysis of any requested games)
Training games (matches against a student to find out weaknesses)
Personal tournament coaching (accompany you in a tournament as a personal coach)

Selling professional PGN files (for all levels specialized for Chessbase)

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 miodrag.perunovic@gmail.com

7 comments on “Chess Coaching
  1. Frasier says:

    Hello Miodrag,

    nice site.

    One question: How much do you charge for your services?

    Thanks

    Frasier

  2. DrrPETER CARVALHO says:

    I am 52 years old and would like to better my chess just for fun. i can usually beat FIDE ELO 1250 RATED PLAYERS BUT LOSE TO 1600 PLAYERS. MY CHILDREN FRIENDS ARE RATED 1300 AND THE RESULT IS ANYONE’S GUESS. I AM NOT ABLE TO DEVOTE MORE THAN 3 HRS PER DAY FOR 3 DAYS A WEEK FOR CHESS AND 70 PER CENT OF THIS TIME WILL GO FOR PLAYING FUN GAMES. PLEASE LET ME KNOW OF YOUR FEES . I PAY BY CREDIT CARD OR BY PAY PAL

  3. Danny Machuca says:

    Hello

    My rating is 1845 uscf.
    Looking to get to 2200.

    What are your rates ?
    Anything if I prepay for lessons in advance?

    Thanks,
    Danny Machuca

  4. Milos says:

    Dobar dan mozete li mi poslati cenu treninga na email ili odgovoriti ovde hvala

  5. Milos says:

    mozete li mi poslati cenu treninga na email hvala

  6. Hello Mr Perunovic,

    A short introduction. I have played chess when I was much younger and then stopped playing for about 16 years. I am now 40 years old and recently started playing at my old chess club again. My rating level was around 1850 but has slipped and is now around 1750. I would have three objectives:
    1. What openings do best suit my style (especially with black)
    2. Improve skills to recognize and work towards favorable end game
    3. Reach an ELO rating of 2000 by November 2017

    Given other duties, I can spent about 10 hours per week to chess. I play 3 hours at my chess club, study for about 6 hours, play online blitz for 1 hour.
    Once every two weeks, I would like to have a coach that analyzes my games and style to reach the above objectives. Can you inform me about training style and if you consider this feasible? I would also like to understand how many hours per month would be needed in the first months and later on an ongoing basis. Finally, it would be good to know your hourly rate.

    Many thanks,
    Wim van de Kraats

  7. Karim says:

    Hello

    I saw the IQP stream, and was curious as to what your rates are. If you could email me at your earliest convenience, so we could set up potential lessons, I’d greatly appreciate it.

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I used to to be a student of Miodrag in period from 2010 to 2011. He has helped to raise my rating from 2500 to 2600 and also thanks to him I took two last GM norms. Miodrag is responsible and skillful coach. His strongest side is opening preparation, he really has an enormous knowledge about openings! In real life, he is a positive and smiling guy. I call him “Mio” or “Micko”, and you can call him like that too after becoming his student! 🙂  
GM Alexander Ipatov (Turkey), World Youth Champion for 2012
Miodrag is my life-long friend and occasionally I was asking him to help me prepare before the (rare) tournament appearances. What I appreciated the most are his motivational skills. He was “reading” me like an open book, and depending on my mood, was able to wake the warrior for fearless battle or tame the beast for a more sophisticated game. His opening preparation is legendary and I benefited greatly from his advices and analysis. In my first over-the-board game against a 2500+ Grandmaster, my opponent run straight into the -/+ position from Miodrag’s lab. In a later encounter with Indian Grandmaster, my opponent was confused with the opening system suggested by Mio and quickly got into worse position. Eventually I lost both of these games, but the experience has given me a huge psychological boost and I am no longer afraid of playing much higher rated players.
Goran Urosevic (Serbia)