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 21 years experience in  chess teaching. 

I can help you to:

- improve your chess understanding

- create an opening repertoire working with you step by step

- build up your endgame knowledge

- find the right plans in the middle by studying the typical patterns

- strenghten your tactical awareness


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 15 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

Please do get in touch, and let's see if I can help you accomplish your goals!

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You can order a lesson here.

Winner of the 1st Apaczai Chess Cup
May 2016

Hungarian Team Chess Champion
May 2015
Winner of the 1st Solymar Chess Cup
November 2015
Winner of the Fót Open Chess Tournament
Winner of the First Saturday International Master Chess Tournament
May 2004
Winner of the Unna Open
December 2004

Winning the tournament with 7 wins out of 7 games with a +2700 elo performance rating.

Winner of the First Saturday International Master Chess Tournament      December 2009
Hungarian Team Chess Champion
Hungarian Team Chess Champion
Hungarian Team Chess Champion
Hungarian Team Chess Champion
Winner of the First Saturday International Master Chess Tournament
December 1995
November 1995
Winner of the Caissa International Master Chess Tournament
Winner of the Caissa International Master Chess Tournament
Participant in the World Junior Championship in India
November 1998
Participant in the World Junior Championship in Hungary
European Junior Championship in Slovakia


       Hungarian Junior Chess Champion, 1998


  • 4 months ago


    It was the comments written by fellow aspiring chess players about how great IM Turzo is as a coach, which persuaded me to take the plunge. I wasn't disappointed, I can honestly agree with every other comment on this page. Take the time,read them and know that I am saying "yeah, that's true,he did that" or "he really is like that". I can't wait for my next lesson with IM Turzo!

  • 4 months ago


    IM Attila Turzo is someone I've been honored to play against and learn from over the past two years, in more than 20 games. His excellence as a coach, and as a person and friend, set him apart as one of the most esteemed people I've had the opportunity to get to know in my years at the site.

    As a chess coach, IM Attila works with the student at your level, with great patience, communication, and an understanding for the needs and goals of each individual, in a friendly and engaging manner. His weekend simuls are the highlight of my week, and an affordable way for new and prospective students to play a game, and make an introduction if you have not had a chance to take a chess lesson before, and you are interested in meeting one of the top coaches at I have recommended him to many friends at the site, and I think after one game or a lesson, you will as well! 

  • 5 months ago


    I worked with Atilla only briefly, but it was very helpful: right away, he laid out an organized, structured way for me to study to address my weakpoints. Furthermore, I found his positive attitude refreshing.

    I'll be working with him again in the near future, I am sure.

  • 5 months ago


    Attila is a great coach. I had never taken formal chess lessons, but just from our first lesson I felt like I had a much wider perspective on the game board. He is very clear and will teach you the right principles. He's also very flexible in that you can ask him just about anything in chess and he'll be very patient to explain it to you. For example I had a lesson with him about tactics in end game and how to move the pawns and kings. Now I'm much more methodical and confident about my moves end game and my games have gotten notably better. Had my lessons in person with him in Budapest, but I'm sure his lessons online are just as great. 

  • 7 months ago


    Attila helped me build my opening repertoire and suggested good opening lines for me, provided me with good materials for self study and went over the theories as well as practical games I played. He taught me lots of important ideas in the middle and endgame. Although sometimes those ideas can be more stressed out and expanded during the lessons, you can always review the lessons afterwards as he records and sends the video over, which is helpful for self study.

    Most importantly, he encourages me to seek active play and never give up after a blunder or in a bad position, which I found to be very important. Now I enjoy the game much more rather than just focus on winning and hate myself when losing.

    Last but not the least, he's extremely friendly and has a very positive attitude towards life. I always enjoy having lessons with him.

  • 7 months ago


    Attila is a very pleasant and clear coach with a solid understanding of the game which combined with his long teaching experience gives him great insight into the minds of his students and how to help them improve. On top of that, and maybe even more importantly, he has a genuine interest in helping his students, as evidenced by how eager he has been to answer any relevant questions I've had even outside of the lessons. Strongly recommended :)

  • 9 months ago


    Well, it took 3 years, but I finally broke 2000 and I have to give Attila most of the credit. When I started I was around an 1800 rating. Attila teaches methodically giving you homework and analyzing your games. You can create your own blog where the games are transferred for future reference. Give Attila a try and you'll be glad you did! If you put in the work with him directing you, the results will speak for themselves!

  • 14 months ago


    Attila is a very good coach, he understands the needs of his student and directs you to suitable information and gives advises and information whereever you fail. I would go on studying with him but although he doesn't ask for too much money I wasn't able to afford the fee. But the fee he wants is just the amount he deserves because he is so much helpfull even online. You study with him as if you were together in a classroom. I must say that till today I have studied with many coaches all over the world including many famous ones whose names I can't give you here due to security reasons but among them the most usefull and the one that mostly goes along with your needs was Attila. I definitely do recommend him for people who want to improve and become a stronger player. By the way if you keep working with him persistently you yourself can become a master of any level too though I couldn't have that chance due to to my finance problems. Good luck :)

  • 16 months ago


    I can recommend Mr. Turzo with no hesitation.  I had my first lesson with him this morning.  He reviewed two of my games with me thoroughly, helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses and helped devised a study plan that would address those weaknesses.  His experience in teaching is very evident, and he is extremely easy to talk to and get along with.  His plan for me was practical, logical, and clear.  You can contact me on if you would like to know more about my experiences to help you decide if he is the right coach for you.

  • 3 years 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.

  • 3 years 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.

  • 3 years 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.

  • 3 years 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  

  • 3 years 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.

  • 4 years ago


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

  • 4 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.

  • 4 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!

  • 4 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."

  • 4 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.

  • 4 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.

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