FM Elliott Liu

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

About Me:

I coach players of all ages and skill levels and currently charge $60/hr.  Among others, I currently coach Cameron Wheeler, who is one of America's brightest young talented stars and recently won the Silver Medal at the 2012 World Youth Championship in Maribor, Slovenia, and Dan Flores, Vice President of Morgan Stanley and author of "The Retirement Revolution: A Strategic Guide to Understanding & Investing Lump-Sum Distributions from Qualified Retirement Plans," an Amazon Best Seller.

To get an idea of how I teach, please check out my instructional video lectures here on at and/or watch my weekly show on entitled "Your Games Analyzed."  

If interested, please feel free to send me a message.


  • 3 months ago



    I live in Las Vegas and I would like to get an idea of your available times and rates. It is my goal to compete in chess tournements at a high level. Look forward to hearing from you.




  • 22 months ago


    Hello sir

    Do you charge for lessons? If you don't could you coach me? I would also like you to reply with my E-mail( so you can learn more about me and my acheivments.


    Your new student, 


  • 2 years ago


    Good Evening,

    My name is Anthony and I am intrested in taking some coaching time and saw you on youtube and loved your style. My email is  hope to hear from you soon :-)

  • 3 years ago


    My name is Favour. I came across your profile in website and found you interesting so i had to contact you. You can reach me through this e-mail

  • 3 years ago


    Do you have any coaching space?

  • 3 years ago


    Elliott is a fantastic coach.  My son has been working with him for months, and during that time has become a much stronger player: improving his understanding and love of the game, and his USCF rating.  Elliott seems to have a rather unique ability to identify one's specific weaknesses, and is able to offer detailed explanations and recommended strategies that both make sense and work... he's truly brilliant.  Thank you, Elliott!

  • 3 years ago

    FM ImmortalTechnique

    I use a combination of skype and  It's the next best thing besides face-to-face.

  • 3 years ago


  • 4 years ago


    Elliott ROCKS. Not only is he loaded with chess info., he also has a very deep understanding of the concepts of playing good chess and is able to articulate that in the lessons.  I can't speak highly enough about him. If you want to improve your game,if you want to better understand the game of chess then I can't think of a reason that you would not take lessons from him. dan

  • 4 years ago


    Who better to analyze your games than the host of "Your Games Analyzed" here on  Seriously, each lesson with Elliott was great.  He tailored the lessons to topics I wanted to go over and when a lesson was finished I had all of my questions answered.  I started studying chess less than a year ago and each lesson with FM Liu added about 100 points to my rating on the servers.  Elliott gives clear explanations and he is very patient and understanding.  Best of all, he gave targeted direction as to what I should be working on between lessons to improve my game.  Highly recommended!

  • 4 years ago


    Elliott, has coached our son for about 7 months now.  Elliott is a very good teacher.  He is patient, insightful, and very knowledgeable.  He has helped our son greatly with his openings and tactics.  Our son's rating, his confidence and his love of the game has gone up under Elliott's tutelage.  We strongly recommend Elliott as a coach.   JCTeam10 's mom Smile

  • 4 years ago

    FM ImmortalTechnique

    @chessking883 I usually do lessons in person for those who live in the area if convenient

  • 4 years ago


    Do you teach via the internet only or do you do lessons in person for those who live in the area?

  • 4 years ago


    Good morning,

    I am getting back into chess...I've had to take a break due to work(about four years).  My schedule should allow an concerted effort to improve my game.  At my last tournament, I was around the 1150 range...I do not remember.  I would like to incrimentally improve my game.  What would you recommend for next steps?  

  • 5 years ago


    are u able to teach stragacys and sorry about spelling

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