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NM Alessandro Santagati

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
Trial lesson ( 1 hour ) I offer a special discount for the first lesson $10.00
1-hour online lesson online lessons via skype voice support $19.00
1-hour online lesson x5 online lessons via skype voice support $85.00
1-hour online lesson x20 online lessons via skype voice support $320.00
Play with the master play 30 minute a game against me, with a full analysis of strategic plans and mistakes $10.00
analysis of a game I analyze your game with detailed explanations , i can send it via email in write form or with a video. $8.00
Play a standard game. (15/0) play a standard game without analysis $5.00
Play a turn-based game (3days) Play a turn-based game against me, I comment the game with useful tips $5.00
1-hour online lesson (old students*) This price is available for the students that bought a service before than 1 February 2013. Online lessons via skype voice support $17.00
1-hour online lesson (old students*) x5 This price is available for the students that bought a service before than 1 February 2013. Online lessons via skype voice support $75.00
1-hour online lesson (old students*) x20 This price is available for the students that bought a service before than 1 February 2013. Online lessons via skype voice support $280.00

About Me:

I'm Alessandro Santagati , 25 years old.

I live in Catania , Sicily , and I started play chess at the age of 11 years . The best tournament that i won was the international tournament of Vittoria, Italy. I had a good result in the international tournament of Benidorm 2012, Spain , I closed 3°-7°(170 players) with 7,5/10 points.


Italian master since 2011 after the victory against the GM Igor Efimov in Montecatini International Tournament.


I have a good training experience , I think that anyone can improve quickly, with valuable lessons.

My method is to develop the creative abilities of the student, reducing the effort of memory to a minimum.

I speak italian and english ( basic ).


For the lessons I use the analysis chess board of chess.com with the help of skype for the voice support.

Don't ask me free lessons, teaching is a serious thing , requires time and work.


*Who is an old student ?

For old student I mean a student that purchased a service before 1 February 2013. Also only a game or a trial lesson.

Why this difference?

I want to thank my old students , with a special rate, for their support when I started like coach in this site.


Payment method : Paypal or Moneybookers


  • 7 months ago


    I have been a student of Alessandro for the last six months. I found him to be a very talented, patient and invested teacher.
    In particular I appreciate his ability to understand my (usually faulted) line of thought, and the many occasions 
    when he sets up a similar, but simpler position, to stress a point which I overlook.

    Thank you Alessandro !
  • 10 months ago


    I have been training with Alessandro for the last three months. Lessons are quite enjoyable and instructive and I already started having great results! Just had a chess tournament last weekend and manage to score 3.5 / 5 against opponents with ELO of more than 1850! (mine is just above 1550)

    As a brief summary of my experience, initially I asked Alessandro for help on my opening repertoire. He spent quite a lot of time explaining the opening, so that I actually understood what was going on and what the general middle game plans were. In parallel, a lot of teaching time went in the planning activity. Above all, Ale usually goes through my games and finds instructive positions in which my moves were sub optimal and trying to improve my thinking process to get a better move.

    Alessandro puts a lot of effort in preparing his lessons. I will seek to have lessons regularly with him and I would recommend players who want to improve to have trial lessons with him.

    Great teacher!

  • 13 months ago


    My son takes lessons from Alessandro since March 2012. He has increased his rating by a great deal (+ 600) in the last year only. Thanks Ale.

  • 17 months ago


    The trial lesson was great, If your looking for a good coach, then contact Alessandro. He was very prepared before the lesson, he looked over my recent games, and came up with positions containing tactical ideas that I struggled with based on my games. I will definatly take more lessons. Smile

  • 21 months ago


    Hi Allesandro, 

    I'd love to be your student. Can you tell me your paypal information?

    Also is Sunday OK for you?

  • 22 months ago


  • 22 months ago


    I'm studying with Santagati from Dec 2012 (6 lessons). Yesterday I played against a guy 1802 Elo OTB with 1 hour time. I was sure to be killed in a few moves. BUT -thanks to lessons with Alex- I played a very good game gaining a Rook for a Knight and in the endgame gaining a few pawns too. I lost the game for time but I am very proud to played better than a guy 417 points up!

  • 22 months ago


    Sto seguendo le lezioni di Santagati da dicembre 2012 (6 lezioni).Ho 1387 punti Elo e ieri sera ho giocato contro un 1802 dal vivo a un'ora. Pensavo di essere asfaltato allegramente invece grazie agli utili insegnamenti di Alex ho costruito una posizione supervinta (avevo la qualità e 7 pedoni contro 3). Il fatto che abbia perso per tempo non è rilevante perchè dopo il termine abbiamo continuato a giocare e l'avversario dopo poche mosse ha abbandonato brontolando!

  • 2 years ago


    Ciao, sono Giulio elo 1387. Volevo chiederti due cose:

    1) Per mandarti una partita da analizzare, te la devo mandare o la vedi direttamente qui su Chess.com? Che tipo di partita è preferibile? (Blitz, LT, dal vivo, contro Computer, persone?)

    2) Sono intenzionato a migliorare il mio gioco prendendo delle lezioni. Che cosa mi consigli?

  • 2 years ago


    we did 2 online lessons so far and they were very instructive ,i'm happy that i had allessandro as my coach . i'll definitely take more lessons ,i'm looking forward to it and i recommend everybody who wants to improve their game quality taking his lessons .and for a reasonable price too 

  • 2 years ago


    I have had two live lessons with Skype support and will have more lessons with Alessandro. I have been pleased with his preparation. His verbal explanations, aided by graphical diagrams, make clear the purpose of the instructional chess positions. I would recommend him as your chess coach.

  • 2 years ago


    an amazing coach and a great person too...i'm always skeptikal when it comes to receive lessons from someone i've never met personaly....i've being taking lessons from him for about 3 months and my skills and ranking  went up immediatly,so i've decided to renew my 20 lessons packet with him and my nephew will start be coached by him very soon too!! i would suggest him to everybody

  • 2 years ago


    A great coach, I took a trial lesson as a new chess player. Alex helped me by starting off with the basics, and going through the principles and tactics in detail. He is very patient and will answer any question. Would certainly schedule another lesson with him.

  • 2 years ago


    Possible d'accepter l'invitation à l'amitié

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  • 2 years ago

    NM alexsuper1987

  • 2 years ago


    Alessandro, is it possible that you could analyze a game live as part of a one hour lesson?

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    Hi Alessandro,,,do you have fritz 12

  • 3 years ago


    Alex is a great instructor.  He clearly enjoys teaching and is enthusiastic about it.  After one lesson I was able to get my 800+ rating over 1000+.  I look forward to working with him for a long time.

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