FM Alessandro Santagati

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

Service Description Price
1 hour lesson Click here to order $29.00
1 hour lesson(x5) 1 hour lesson(x5) with skype Click here to order $125.00
Play training game play 30 minute a game against me, with a full analysis of strategic plans and mistakes [I will make a video] Click here to order $25.00
Play a turn-based game (3days) Play a turn-based game against me, I comment the game with useful tips Click here to order $20.00
Game Analysis Send me a your game, and I will do a video about your game with a full analysis.Click here to order $25.00

About Me:

I'm Alessandro Santagati , 29 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. 3°of 205 players in Malta Chess Open, november 2015.


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 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)

Payment method : Paypal or Moneybookers


  • 9 weeks ago

    NM rikyshi

    Alessandro is one  of the best coach on, he is very good to the teach and to explain clearly chess, and also he is a very nice person.He commits a lot and does everything to improve student. I became NM thanks to him and recommend anyone to take lessons with him

  • 3 months ago

    FM alexsuper1987

    Yes, send me a private message

  • 3 months ago


    Are you taking students?..

    I am a 1600 level... wanting to get to 1800.  

  • 6 months ago


    Alessandro is a great teacher, I just made one lesson, it was my first chess lesson ever and did not really know what to expect, he definitely exceeded the expectation! it's great to get feedback on the game and then put them into practice!

  • 9 months ago


    I unreservedly recommend Alessandro as a chess coach.  If you are willing to work hard and play games that he can analyze and go over with you, then you will undoubtedly start thinking differently about this game.  He will focus on your weaknesses, learn your style of play, and recommend and teach openings that suit your style.  Alessandro does a lot of work outside of the lesson, which is very apparent as he is always well prepared.  In my case he is always up to date with my opening choices and always makes a point to explain ideas and concepts as opposed to moves.  Only when move orders are extremely critical will he dwell on such nuances. Learning middle game concepts from books is very useful but never as efficient as when a master explains the concepts to you as applied to your own games.  Alessandro will teach about Knight outposts, weak squares, pawn structures, files, and center control in a way that relates to your own games and in an embarrassingly humbling way.  You will come to realize that you were making common mistakes when you thought otherwise and your evaluation and calculation skills will improve as a result. Chess will at times seem really easy!  If you are serious about improvement Alessandro will be a great resource and will not disappoint.  Again, it is with great pleasure that I recommend Alessandro as a chess coach.

  • 9 months ago


    I will give you $5 do you analysis my two games??

    in any format what you want.

    Please think about us we are from poor country $15 doller is huge for us.

    I know thatin your country $5 is nothing but still it is just a request.

    Souvik Mukherjee

    From India with love.

  • 10 months ago


    Alex is such a great coach. Super flexible and patient, immediately understands the student's needs and weaknesses. His fare is very reasonable and he is a great professionel. Super recommended! 

  • 10 months ago


    Alessandro is an amazing coach. His lessons are interesting and fun to learn. I am currently learning endgames with him. I have always avoided learning endgames before. But he made the lessons so interesting that I want to learn more and more. I feel very fortunate to find Alessandro as my coach. He is a wonderful coach, great person and has a great sense of humor too. Highly recommended 😀

  • 13 months 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. :)

  • 14 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.

  • 16 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

  • 19 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.

  • 21 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.

  • 2 years 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 !
  • 3 years 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!

  • 3 years 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.

  • 3 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

  • 4 years ago


    Hi Allesandro, 

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

    Also is Sunday OK for you?

  • 4 years ago


  • 4 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!

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