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IM Attila Turzo

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
Private Lesson 1 hour lesson with International Master Attila Turzo $50.00

About Me:

Would you like to become an excellent chess player?

I am at your service to help you to reach your goals.

I have 18 years experience in  chess teaching. 

I think important to have balance of study new ideas and get feedback by analyzing your games which you played online or over the board. I like to give support materials, homeworks to help your studies between the lessons.

I started to teach online 13 years ago in 2001 and I was one of the first online chess coaches.

I give my best to help you to improve your chess, win more games and have fun! Smile

You can find me on Facebook   at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=620616174

You can follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/AttilaTurzo

You can order a lesson here.


  • 11 months ago


    I've had 8 lessons with Attila so far and I can clearly see improvement on my over the board play. I have a 1500 ELO equivalent and my best win over the past three years I have been playing was a single time I beat a 1600 ELO player. Over the last three weeks I beat a 2100ELO, an 1700ELO and a 1600ELO player with ease and all down to Attila.

    Playing the above games I could clearly see what would my moves be had I not had these lessons and at the same time I could see Attila would have suggested to me to play instead - stronger more dynamic moves that increase the pressure to the opponent and then you see the opponents position to be falling apart move after move.

    Attila is very friendly and very good communicator and makes the lessons very fun and rewarding. He is also very good in making my study being more focused which has finally helped me to start covering some of the books I have had collected so far but had ended up jumping from one to another.

  • 15 months ago


    Just finished my first lesson with Attila and I feel pretty good about it. During the Start Lesson Attila asks: what your goals are with chess, your history playing the game, a self-asssessment of your strengths and weaknesses, and then provides a general study plan for improvement. If time permits he analyzes your games with you. Unfortunately I didn't get to have a game analyzed, but don't misunderstand, my call lasted 1hr 20min!! So, you can see, I asked MANY questions, and Attila patiently and thoroughly answered every one. When the call ran over he didn't even seem to mind, but to continued to work with me til we arrived at a mutual stopping point. As mentioned by others, he provides an email summary of the call and study plan.

    I definitely recommend Attila Turzo for any player wanting to improve their game and I look forward to my next session to demonstrate my progress!

    Adrian Rhodes

  • 16 months ago


    I just had my latest lesson with Attila. We covered a game I played with a higher rank player. Attila quickly pointed out better moves I could have made and gave clear explanations of why I should have made them. In addition, we covered D4 and E4 openings from the perspective of black, having covered these openings from the perspective of white in a previous lesson. For each opening, Attila presented not just the moves to make, but reasons for making them and he also covered variations of these openings. I am a long way from a complete understanding of these openings but I felt this lesson brought me significantly closer to understanding them.

  • 16 months ago


    Attila's New Start Lesson is very helpful. He gives you a clear plan on how to improve and sends you files of everything you went over after the lessons. He is also extremely friendly and very patient.

  • 16 months ago


    The best thing you can do to improve your chess is to have a chess coach/teacher. But with so many chessplayers giving lessons these days, who should you choose? Please take my advice. International Master Attila Turzo is a wonderful chess coach who will improve your understanding of chess.

    During our training sessions together we look at my games and discuss the tactical and positional aspects of the game. We look at where I made good decisions and where I went wrong and what I should have played instead. After each lesson, Attila provides an annotated pgn file of the game(s) we studied to help reinforce the lesson. He also assigns homework which helps me to focus on reaching my chess goals. For example, I am currently looking at the exchange sacrifice, since this occurred in two of my games that we studied in our last lesson.

    I can honestly say that Attila has helped me to improve my rating significantly and that my understanding of chess has vastly improved. So if your goal is to be a better chess player, get yourself a chess coach. Better yet, get Attila Turzo to be your chess coach. You will never regret it  

  • 20 months ago


    I just had my first lesson with Atilla, and I must say I'm very satisfied. He is a very good teacher, and communicator. Initially we established my strengths and weaknesses, my chess history and goals (which I found surprisingly motivating, just having to articulate it all). 

    We then looked at a game, analyzed and discussed it. While analyzing, he would first and foremost ask what my thoughts in a given position was, and from there construct appropriate feedback, and thereafter present his own thoughts on the position. 

    It is obvious, as perhaps expected, that his comprehension of the game is very good. However, his capacity of relaying that comprehension to you is very good.

    What I think is Atilla's greatest strength as a teacher is listening as much to my ideas as presenting his own (vastly superior ideas). He also has a very friendly attitude, and displays no sign of superiority towards one. 

    At the end of the lecture he gave me a good plan for continuing my chess studies.

    All in all, a great teacher, I highly reccomend him.

  • 2 years ago


    Chess lessons with Attila are great. I recomend him to everybody!

  • 2 years ago


    So happy to accomplish my 4th goal for 2013 today: Getting assistance from a professional chess coach in the name of Attila.

    It was a nice chat; we easily get comfortable with each other. We discussed my chess history  then my immediate and long term goal. Finally, we go over one of my recent games where he provided feedback.

    The real value of this experience is that he gave me an indepth notes of our conversation with suggestions on how I should structure my personal training, types of books to read and  how I should manage my time doing all this.

  • 2 years ago


    I had my first lesson with Attila and I can say it was a very good experience. As many others have stated he asked me about my chess history and my goals. We also analyzed one of my recent games. A study plan has been set up and we are moving forward. I found Attila to be very pleasant and I would strongly recommend him to anyone who is interested in improving their game!

  • 2 years ago


    IM Turzo is one of the greatest teachers I have ever met in my life; in our first lesson, after listening to my story really carefully and patiently, he has set my goals, study plans, and gave me appropriate assignments.  

    Some teachers do not listen to students, just imposing his / her theory. Other teachers just let students tell their story, and say "Hang on in there."  Neither of them is a good teacher, I think.  IM Turzo's teaching style is, on the other hand, "tailor-made"; he proposes the best method which suits each of his students.  

    IM Turzo is also an excellent "guide to the blind".  As they say, if the blind leads the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.  This is the reason why we should be careful in choosing the good teacher.  I have much difficulty analyzing my past games. However, with IM Turzo's help, I could understand clearly which move was good and which move was bad, with specific reasons.  In addition, he inducted five lessons from my game, which would be useful for me for a long time.  I strongly recommend that every ardent chess player should have him analyze his or her game . . . he is "the light of the world."

  • 2 years ago


    Great teacher! He takes the time to get to know you, and he starts off by asking your goals. He asks you what you like and dislike in a position and specific openings. He uses all this information to formulate a plan so you can achieve your goals.

    He is friendly and very helpful with all questions. I would highly recommend this teacher to all levels of player wishing to improve their game to the next level.

  • 2 years ago


    I started my lessons with IM Attila, and now I can say I'm on the right track to learn and improve my chess.

  • 2 years ago


    I am new to this game--at 40! I took advantage of Coach Attila's offer for 50% off. It was a great $25 spent. I have only been playing since September, and during our study, he gave me some tips and rules to follow. I probably would have been making those mistakes (or not known those rules) forever unless Attila pointed them out to me. This is a great value. For as much as I have been playing--and hope to continue to play--I believe that I will improve much quicker and have less frustration with these lessons. He also respects the fact that we have jobs and families and cannot dedicate hours and hours a day on chess and puts together efficient study plans. He is a very nice man and sets you at ease. Well worth it!

  • 3 years ago


    I have had 2 coaching sessions with Attila.  It goes without saying that his chess knowledge is extremely indepth: openings, positional understanding and endgames.  The plans we have put in place have already improved my overall play and positional and tactical knowledge.  I am looking forward to continued improvement with  Attila.

  • 3 years ago


    I took lessons from Attila Turzo for several months and it was my best experience ever with a chess coach. He had me write down everything chess related I was doing and adjusted to my interests in helping me decide what to study. He was openminded regarding my choices of favorite openings and did a lot to help my game. I wish I had time to study more with him.

  • 3 years ago


    When I started taking lessons with Attila, I had a goal of breaking 1900 by the end of the year. I started at the beginning of the year with about an 1800 rating...and the goal was reached by the beginning of April

    and I give Attila most of the credit. He is very patient and communicates the principles, where you can

    understand them and use in your everyday games...

  • 3 years ago


    Before I took a lesson with Attila, I was on a loosing strike... Then, the same day, I won in 5 moves against a strong oponent, what more can be say, give him a try, Attila is a great teacher, verry clear, he give you the right exercices and the good advices for your level of play, It wont be my last lesson... that is sure!

  • 3 years ago


    I started taking lessons from Attila less than a year ago, and my USCF rating has increased by well over 100pts after playing in only a handful of tournaments.  The lessons I have taken from other teachers in the past were never as personally customized for me as what Attila offers.  His ability to teach complex positional concepts, tactics, and chess psychology have led to a breakthrough in my play that I thought wasn't possible (especially since I'm well into my 30s).  You will not be able to find better instruction or value for your money than what you will receive from Attila.
  • 3 years ago


    I have just finished my first lesson with Attila and was really most impressed. I must say that I was a little worried that dealing with an International Master, I would feel intimidated. But within minutes Attilo's relaxed and friendly manner put me at ease right away. He has the ability to come down to your level and has the patience to explain until you understand. There was no sense of rushing through the lesson but would stop and explain ideas and tactics at a pace that one could easily follow. You quicly realised that he has a genuine interest in you and in improving your chess abilities. I was impressed by his thoroughness and plans and ideas put forward to help you succeed. A tremendous amount was achieved in the hour we had and also gave you a desire to go out their and do it. I will certainly be continuing my lessons with Attilo. and I have made new friend as well. I would whole heartedly recommend Attila if you have a desire to improve your chess.

  • 3 years ago


    I just had my first lesson with IM Attila Turzo, where we analyzed 3 of my games. Communication was done via microphone and I learned a lot more than I would have expected in only 1 hour. In positions where I had spent a long time looking for the right move, he finds it in a matter of seconds and quickly explains why it's better, in a way that is easy to understand, and lets me build an attacking plan around that move so that it's easier to remember. I'm very satisfied.

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