All Skill Levels
Hello! My name is Alexander Battey (Bay-tee ). I am a 27 year old International Master (IM) from the United States. I graduated from the University of Virginia in May, 2010. Since that time I have been working on chess non-stop. I moved to Budapest, Hungary in March of 2011 with the intention of becoming an IM. I started there with a FIDE rating of 2260. I accomplished my goal exactly one year later in March 2012; after achieving a FIDE rating of 2403 and more than the required 3 IM norms.
I currently attend Texas Tech University and am working towards an MBA in Finance. I am a member of their chess team, which has won more than 10 national titles and is coached by Grandmaster Alex Onischuk (ranked top 100 in the world).
I have been teaching chess for over 10 years to a variety of ages and skill levels. I have never had a student who took lessons from me and did not improve in a substantial way (at minimum moving from a lower to a higher rating class - ie Class B to C).
I am mostly a self-taught player. The things I learned about chess the hard way (through numerous defeats and blunders) can benefit those who want to take lessons tremendously. Chess is a practical game, and my methods focus exclusively on an approach that is individual (to the student) and capable of being applied immediately. For example, we are not going to be searching for the perfect meta-method of analyzing positions (tree method, bush method, other greenery method ) but instead focus on what factors themselves are important in the position at hand (and in all positions in general).
I am looking for serious students who have a strong desire to improve, and the necessary work ethic to go along with it. Improvement in chess rarely occurs overnight, and it is often not linear.
I am also offering training-games at various time controls. I have been on all the “best” lists on the ICC (my handle on there is HungarianChess), so I hope I will be a worthy adversary for you.
If you are interested in any of my services please send me a message here or even better to firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Languages: English\German\Hungarian (4 year old level )
Online lessons done on ICC or chess.com board while communicating through Skype voice service, or just plain text.
Payment method: Paypal