IM Dejan Stojanovski

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
1lesson 45min. classical lesson and one game 15 min. per player at the end $30.00

About Me:

My name is  Dejan Stojanovski. I am international chess master and FIDE instructor with FIDE Elo blitz 2521. For the latest 7-8 years I am working as a chess trainer in my chess school in Macedonia. During this time my school has won  “Macedonian Junior Team League” 4 times and as for now I have 45 students total, also giving the lessons online (for that I use Skype and website).


I can help you to improve all chess skills, including: openings, strategy, calculations, combinations, endgames tactics, defense, offense.


There are 3 basic stages of the game, each of them I will teach you to play:

1.      Opening stage: development of the pieces, taking the center, fast castle, etc.

2.      Middlegame stage. This stage includes 2 elements. Tactical play: attack on the king, combinations with sacrifices, candidate moves, technique of calculation of variations, etc. And strategic play: strong and weak squares, good and bad pieces, open files, evaluation of the positions, planning etc.

3.      Endgame stage: pawn endgames, rook endgames, queen endgames, knight endgames, etc.


After every lesson the student gets exercises for homework and in the next lesson we see the solutions together.


During the lessons I interact with the students asking them questions trying to get idea how they think and what are their weaknesses, while telling them how strong players think in particular positions or in particular situation. After few lessons I discover student’s weaknesses and I recommend him which lessons he needs to study.



For payments I prefer Western Union or pay pal.

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any question.


Yours personal coach,

     Dejan Stojanovski



  • 13 days ago


    Have had two lessons with Dejan so far and they were very well organized and presented :) Dejan is kind, knowledgeable, and professional. Thanks Dejan!

  • 5 months ago


    It 'was the first time for me and I found myself quite well because Dejan is able to customize the training depending on what are your weaknesses. The lessons are never boring or repetitive but always interesting to show in the refinements of this game. Excellent availability and reliability work.

  • 5 months ago


    Dejan is very knowledgeable coach. First, he finds out where you need to improve, and then he makes lesson plans. He is always prepared for the lessons and always on time. His lessons were very helpful; especially middlegame strategies and endgames. I highly recommend him.

  • 5 months ago


    Hi! I am training with Dejan now and are very happy with our training. The programs he makes for each lessons are very good and fits my way of learning very well. I have taken lessons before with a high profiled teacher(I will not name any one, I am not saying this to destroy for others) and I got to say this is fitting my way of learning much better. Dejan is a good and honest man who knows how to make you improve youre game. I will recommend training with Dejan for anyone who are looking for a chess trainer.   Can`t wait for my next lesson.


  • 6 months ago


    Hey Dejan, 

    I am extremely interested in talking with you. Contact me at:


  • 7 months ago

    NM grumpyguru

    I have been working with Coach Dejan for several months now and have noticed a measureable improvement in my play.  I am able to easily beat opponents at my same rating level in a smooth manner.  Also, my games against stronger opponents have also improved.  I usually am able to obtain equal or slightly better positions against stronger opponents.  I particular enjoy how responsive he is to all my emails.  He answers right away and you can schedule lessons with him easily.  Also his method of training is very good.  He makes sure the student plays an active role my always asking the student questions at various points in the games.  Finally, his rates are very reasonable and allow many players to get chess lessons from an IM at a affordable rate.  I strongly reccommend him as a coach and I am happy to answer any questions.  

  • 8 months ago


    Dejan is a good coach! He has a teaching system with a good combination of practice and guidance. I especially like when we work through entire games, giving me time to think about critical moves, calculations, and general plans. I definitely saw improvement in my chess thinking, and he helped me achieve my first successful tournament result (5.0/5)! He is also easy to work with and is flexible about scheduling lessons. I would work with him again in the future! Thanks, Dejan! 

  • 8 months ago


    Overall, I took 85 lessons from Dejan and I am very happy with it. It helped me to improve my chess in all 3 stages of the game (opening, midgame, endgame) and even more.

    Dejan is excellent coach and as a person. So, if you need a chess coach, I will definitely recommend Dejan, but consider taking longer lessons session for the better progress and of course to work yourself.

  • 9 months ago


    I truly recommend Dejan, great coach to a good price.

  • 9 months ago


    Hello interested student,

    If you are not sure which coach to contact, then your search shall soon come to an end. Before taking lessons from Dejan, I have never been coached for chess before so It wasn't easy to choose a coach. After countless searching of many coaches here in, I finally chose Dejan. I am sure you have realized by now that Dejan's prices are very reasonable and affordable compared to the many other chess coaches. That is what attracted me and all his great reviews of course. I took his 10 lesson package and of all areas in chess, I have personally noticed my endgame skills improved a lot and I haven't even finished all the 10 lessons yet. If you listen and apply what Dejan says, your chess game will definitely improve. Dejan is always on time and if you want to reschedule a date, he is very flexible as well. Also, I can feel that he truly wants to help rather than just make money off coaching us. If you are still wondering which coach to take, you can't go wrong with Dejan. 

  • 13 months ago


    Hi everyone,


     I've been having lessons with Dejan for 6 months now, and have enjoyed each and every one of them! I'm 2119 FIDE rated at the moment with a goal to reach FM and then IM level.


    Dejan is a great coach and has a very good attitude - to help his students as much as he can. Although unfortunate, I don't think that can be said of all coaches - but with Dejan you have a shining example of this mindset and it shows in his lessons and overall training (read on for what I mean exactly).

     As someone before me said, Dejan is punctual and reliable, but also flexible when it comes to scheduling lessons according to student's needs. He is very understanding in this regard and has no problem rescheduling when an emergency comes your way and you can't make the lesson on time.


    As to the lessons and his method of work, they are clearly structured and challenging, but at the same time very enjoyable and instructive. They cover all areas of our game and thus you'll get a very good understanding of correct methods of play in many structures and positions.

     In these lessons you'll see how the game flows from the opening through middlegame to the endgame, and you'll be challenged to find good opening and middlegame plans, how to get an advantage when an opponent made a mistake, how to increase this advantage and finally how to bring it home and win. This gradually builds one's intuition and enables to make more good choices in more diverse positions, and here I already feel a great improvement due to having Dejan as a coach. 

     For most part the strategy and plans are discussed, but of course this has to be supported by tactics at work in particular positions, and in lessons with Dejan you won't be dissapointed in this area :-) in many positions you'll have to find the most precise way to decide the game and thus you'll train your calculation and analysis skills as well.


    With me, Dejan started first by analysing a number of my games, to see where my strengths and weaknesses are and to tailor his program accordingly. Immediately our first lesson was a real eye-opener for me - I was simply amazed by the speed and accuracy of his analysis, and then by the feedback given. It shows how he isn't just a strong player that wants to make money by giving some lessons, but instead how he can "see through" the games and immediately pinpoint what a student needs to work on and what will work well for him/her.

     Also in further lessons after I play in a tournament, we look at my games together and this analysis always gives me very valuable feedback. Moreover, sometimes when Dejan already sees an improvement for one side, he gives the position as an assignment to solve, which is also fun :-)

     During lessons you are always challenged to think and analyse; with Dejan there are no lessons where you just "listen and nod". This is in my opinion very correct way of working and it cannot fail to improve your game.

    A good coach doesn't only give assignments and excercises, but tries to improve your game as a whole - and that also includes chess psychology, correct attitude, preparation for games and tournaments, and (perhaps the most important) advice on overall individual training at home.

    With all these areas Dejan is ready and able to help as well. Many times he gave me excellent advice on what to do before and during a game and how to work individually in order to perform to the best of my ability. He shares things you won't find in books, and leads by example - you'll learn how an International Master approaches these areas and what works and what is just a waste of time.


    Thus with Dejan you will get training which prepares you for everything you can encounter in chess. All this knowledge is very well structured and clearly explained, and tailored individually to help you to build skills for improving your general level of play.

    I can only recommend training with Dejan, for it is hard and enjoyable at the same time, and will help you with your chess goals.

    Oh by the way, did I mention his VERY competitive rates? :-)



  • 13 months ago


    What I like about Dajan's approach is the sessions are very structured and easy to undertake with the use of skype for voice instructions and commentary, and of course's application for viewing the lessons.

    Dejan's approach is methodical at the outset in terms of the structured program of lessons, and also tailored to the individual's understanding once Dejan has made this assessment.

    The structure of the lessons includes important endgame tactics which every aspiring chess player needs to know,  important opening and middle game tactics taught through specially designed puzzles and reviews of these items to gauge understanding.

    Also included in each 60 min session is a game with Dejan where he is further able to assess the student's weaknesses, strengths and overall chess knowledge. 

    At $30/hour these sessions are truly good value, I am definitely improving my standard game thanks to these lessons.

    Highly recommended.

  • 13 months ago


    I took lessons from Dejan, and he is a very strong coach. He was able to point out my weaknesses, and help me improve on them as well as strengthen my strategy and tactics. I can definitely see the improvements made over the time I've been with him. He is also an all around good guy, very kind and respectful as well.


    I would recommend him to anyone that is in search of a chess coach!

  • 14 months ago


    Hi Dejan Cool

  • 15 months ago


    Im Dejan Stojanovski is one of the best coaches here.I,m  working with him 4 years and he help me to become Fm  2355.I recomended him for coach.You will not make mistake if you take Dejan Stojanovski for your personal coach.

  • 17 months ago


    Hello everybody,

    I am also a student of Dejan Stojanovski.

    Like some early speaker told here, I also confirm, that Dejan is very punctual person. We always start lesson in time we have discussed before. From the other side of this precision is his flexibility: I mean, if you have some urgent things to do or you know you will not be able to take lesson today for certain reasons, you just write to Dejan in advance and you together cancel or reschedule that lesson.

    Another good thing about this coaching, that all course is well prepared and structured. Dejan gives a knowledge about each aspect of the chess game (opening, middlegame, endgame, strategy, ...). In my opinion, this is important, because, if, for example, you start the game excellent, also middlegame play good, but in Rook endgame you screw up, than you will not have as good results as it could be in a long perspective. As often in life: if something may go wrong — it WILL go wrong (and screw up the rest) :) To avoid this, you should aim to get as complete knowledge about subject, as possible. And this is exactly what Dejan gives in his lessons.

    Besides, if you have your own, not typical question during the lesson, about some position or new idea or something, you can always ask that and Dejan will provide you his opinion about that, will help to solve, confirm your idea or show why it is not good. Surprisingly, but he does this almost instantly, what again states, that the lessons are well prepared and what he is true-professional in what he does.

    And of course, Dejan is very kind and intelligent as a person, always a pleasure to deal with him.


  • 18 months ago



    I'm a student of IM Dejan Stojanovski for about 2 months now.
    I'm a beginner club player who really expect to improve and play in official tournaments.
    With this objective in mind, we started a work on the long run and use to work on the 3 stages of the chess game.

    IM Stojanovski perfectly understood my objectives and propose me with a complete improvment program that allow me to deeply improve on the lon run.
    Each part of the game is studied : opening theory with excellent explanation of opening moves and, more important, plans for both sides.

    Strategy with, each time, interesting positions to work on that allow to learn new strategicall principles.

    Endgame with really interesting theory and exercices

    Each lesson is a new challenge and IM Stojanovski is really symmpathic and open minded with his students. The program is based on my objectives and also use my own games analysis which help me improve in what is really important regarding my playing style and background.

    I strongly and sincerely recommand this instructor lessons !


  • 18 months ago



    I am a student from Dejan, currently with 2051 ELO

    I am working with him since around one year and I only can say good things about my work with him, but let me be more precise.

    1) Dejan is a very reliable guy, he schedules the lessons in advance and he is always on time, and when I say on time, it's really on time, by the minute.
    If by some reason he cannot have a lesson in a specific day he will try to immediately schedule another slot, of course with agreement between the two.

    2) He is a very polite and respectful person, from my point of view this is very important for the lessons and general contact.

    3) He has a method in his lessons, things are not unprepared, every time he follows a plan no matter it's a lesson on openings, strategy, calculations, combinations, endgames tactics, defense, offense, you name it.

    4) Lessons have a broader range then the game, I mean he gives advises on how you can improve in terms of psychology and preparation, like if you should be less passive or by contrary more conservative, from my point of view this is a added value you get from his lessons.

    5) He is opened not only for the lessons themselves but also to analyze your games and give advise on what to improve.

    6) He his a great player, you cannot imagine the speed he has analyzing positions, I wouldn't mind to have it as well :-)

    I could continue talking about him, but I suppose this is enough, Dejan is not only the chess player but also as a person, very nice and easy to relate.
    Just one word of warning, he does not make miracles, you need to work, alone he can't do everything but with your help I believe you can really improve your game.

    Renato Vasconcellos

  • 18 months ago


    He is an amazing coach and illustrates cases clearly with examples. Am taking lessons only for 3 months and standard rating has improved by 150 points and I can have clear understanding of the positions.

    Hoping would do better soon and goal is to break 2000 barrier in a year and confident, he will help me to achieve it.


  • 18 months ago

    IM ChessTrener

    Yes sir.Lessons are private of course!I add you for friend.Yes if you are interesting we can start with lessons!

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