NM Alessandro Santagati

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
Trial lesson ( 1 hour ) I offer a special discount for the first lesson Click here to order $10.00
1 hour lesson 1 hour lesson with skype support(with homeworks later) Click here to order $19.00
1 hour lesson x5 1 hour lesson(x5) with skype(with homeworks later) Click here to order $85.00
Play training game play 30minute a game against me, with a full analysis of strategic plans and mistakes [I will make a video] Click here to order $10.00
Play a turn-based game (3days) Play a turn-based game against me, I comment the game with useful tips Click here to order $5.00
Game Analysis Send me a your game, and I will do a video about your game with a full analysis. Click here to order $8.00
Super Training [Monthly] 200$ (instead of 328$) 12 lessons (1 hour and half each) + 8 turn based games $200.00

About Me:

I'm Alessandro Santagati , 28 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.

I'm usually available all days ( between 7 am / 1 am gmt+1)  ( between 1 am 7 pm New York Time) (between 10 pm - 4 pm Los Angeles Time)



Trial lesson ( 1 hour )    10$

I offer a special discount for the first lesson

1 hour lesson  19$

1 hour lesson with skype(with homeworks later)

1 hour lesson  x5  85$

1 hour lesson(x5) with skype(with homeworks later)

1 hour lesson  x20  320$

1 hour lesson(x20) with skype(with homeworks later)

Play training game  10$

play 30minute a game against me, with a full analysis of strategic plans and mistakes [I will make a video]

Play a turn-based game (3days) 5$

Play a turn-based game against me, I comment the game with useful tips

Game Analysis  8$

Send me a your game, and I will do a video about your game with a full analysis.

Super Training [Monthly] 200$ (instead of 328$) if you are u18 150$

12 lessons (1 hour and half each) + 8 turn based games 

If you are a competitive player this training can help you to improve very quickly. About this offer all the lessons must be do in 1 month ( you can recover some lessons if you take this offer also for the next month)

I'm not available between 14-21 November 2015

and between 4-8 December 2015

Payment method : Paypal or Moneybookers


  • 7 weeks ago


    I have been training with him since last few weeks and he is an amazing coach. Excited to learn and improve more with him. :)

  • 3 months ago


    I have just started training with him, and even though I've only had two lessons so far, I already feel more confident about my abilities. I highly recommend this coach, he's friendly and professional.

  • 4 months ago


    Alessandro sono un amante degli scacchi, ma con pochi soldi. Credi che mi potresti dare qualche lezione per migliorare il mio gioco senza farmi spendere molto? Grazie


  • 8 months ago


    I did a training game with him. I learned a lot from it and his analysis were also very good. He helped understand my mistakes and problems and told me how to solve them. I recommend him as coach.

  • 10 months ago


    Have had a trial turn-based game with Alex. Was a good experience and I recommend him as a coach. Having an interaction with a strong coach like he is really makes a difference.

  • 18 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 !
  • 21 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!

  • 24 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.

  • 2 years 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

  • 3 years ago


    Hi Allesandro, 

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

    Also is Sunday OK for you?

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years 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!

  • 3 years 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!

  • 3 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?

  • 3 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 

  • 3 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.

  • 3 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

  • 3 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.

  • 3 years ago


    Possible d'accepter l'invitation à l'amitié

  • 3 years ago



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