Kairav Joshi

Target Students:

New to Chess ( <1000), Beginner (1000-1400), Tournament Level (1400-1800), Advanced (1800-2000)

Service Description Price
1 Hour Online Chess Coaching Currently Not Available $80.00
1 Hour Online Group Lecture - Small Groups A one-hour online lecture for schools, clubs, or any other organization with 20 or fewer attendees. Contact me if you're interested. $200.00
1 Hour Online Group Lecture - Large Groups A one-hour online lecture for schools, clubs, or any other organization with more than 20 attendees. Rate negotiable. Contact me if you're interested. $400.00
30-Minute Chess Video Designed for schools, clubs, businesses, or any other chess organizations. I will design and record a 30-minute instructional chess video on the buyer's desired topic. Along with video, the buyer will receive reproduction, redistribution, and resell right $200.00
1-Hour Chess Business/Organization Consultation An hour of consultation over phone or Skype. Good for growing chess businesses, academies, clubs, etc. $100.00
20 Minute Chess Coaching and Guidance 20 minutes of chess coaching and guidance. $30.00

About Me:

Welcome to my coaching profile!

I am officially Chess.com's #1-selling chess coach with over seven years of experience teaching youth, teens, and adults internationally.

Experience, Credentials, and Accomplishments:

- Founder and President of Coeur d'Alene Chess Club (2010-2011)

- Coeur d'Alene City Chess Champion 2010-2011

- 2010 Eastern Washington Open Co-Champion

- USCF Certified Tournament Director

- Chess.com Chess Mentor Author

- Instructor of Chess.com University's best-selling Chess 012, Chess 013, and Chess 014 courses.

- Chess coach of 2013 World Youth Chess Championship contender Rowan James

- Chief organizer for the world's first-ever online chess camp featuring 2012 Vice World Champion Grandmaster Boris Gelfand.

- President and Manager of Chess.com University, the leading chess-teaching organization in the world, and CEO of operating entity Chess University, Inc.

- Founder of tutoring start-up, Pacific Northwest Tutoring.

- Founder at Kairav Enterprises, LLC

- Successful educator and entrepreneur.


I am not accepting new students for one-on-one coaching but I am available for private group coaching.I strongly recommend studying in Chess.com University. These days, I primary teach and run camps, events, and chess-learning programs in Chess.com University.

Recently, Chess.com University launched the world's best chess-learning program - the Prodigy Program. This program is the first of its kind and I strongly recommend it to all players wanting to improve at chess. Follow the link below to learn more about the Prodigy Program:


I don't have much time for one-on-one students right now but if you are interested in taking a lesson, feel free to message me on Chess.com. If I am unable to teach you myself, I will provide recommendations for other coaches or recommend a Chess.com University course or program that would be most useful for you.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, please message me on Chess.com or send me an email at kairavjoshi@chess.com.


100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Here are two of my USCF rated tournament games against strong opponents:




Thank you for visiting my profile.

Kairav Joshi


  • 3 months ago



    Not forum but you can always message me on Chess.com. Plus, after you sign up for the Prodigy Program, you will also be able to contact me at my private email address. We'll give you clear instructions and whenever you have a question, you can simply send me an email or message!

  • 3 months ago


    i want to join the prodigy program , but i want to know that there is a forum wherre I can ask questions and have them answered promptly as I am learning how to use it....that there will be very clear instructions for how to use the program and a way to get clarification if needed?

  • 6 months ago


    I will get back to you soon. :-)

  • 6 months ago


    Sir, I need ur help regarding *Chess.com University's Prodigy Program* ....I joined and i don't from where to start live lessons or even to watch recorded as mentioned in the Blog

  • 8 months ago



  • 14 months ago


    This guy sees like an exelent coach an a big power in super admins for high chess groups including chess university and the power of chess.

  • 16 months ago


    Hi!My friend-GeniusKJ!Thanks you for the instructor Kairav!Me very like his games!Good-bye!!!Smile

  • 2 years ago


    Kairav is a great instructor. He is very friendly and knowledgable. I would highly reccomend him for any beginning players looking for a coach.

  • 2 years ago


    I sent you a message on chess.com. You may register for Chess 013.

  • 2 years ago



    Is anyone interested in answering my question re 013??

  • 2 years ago


    I'll see what I can do, James.

  • 2 years ago


    KJ, Could you set it so that I don't get messages every day about classes pitched to players rated 500 Elo below me?

  • 2 years ago



    I have just read the blog on chess 013 and am interested.   I am new to chess .com and unrated.   I did olay ches at niversity in Ireland and was a member of the university chess club.  I have been away from the game for quite some years now but want to get beck.  Would 013 be beneficial to me and how do I get into the programe??.  The blog mentions Pay Pal.  I can open an account and put money in there but I do not know how long it takes.  Help.  Chuchuileann

  • 2 years ago


    Mr Joshi, I just wanted u to know that although aawwwwratsack claims to be the big baller of chess.com, you're #1 in my book XOXO. He's a meanie-head lacking hair. I know you don't sleep all that much and I just hope it's unrelated to Kojak's bold claims of his ninja-like knight moves or his general athletic ability. Chess is more than just his ability to play up to 15/0 without a single food break or rest.

  • 3 years ago


    25$/h nice

  • 3 years ago


    I play otb the first game was a mis-played caro-kan (I spell bad)

    my otb ply is both sides have 90 minutes.I have slow games we can examine?

  • 3 years ago


    I really appreciated your guidance. I liked how passionate, dedicated and focus you have been. I found your advices extremly sharp and i will certainly call for you again in the future. Thank you

  • 3 years ago


    The lessons I've had with Kairav Joshi (GeniusKJ) have been excellent. He has been great at focusing my attention on areas I need to work on and his lessons are always well organized, with clear goals set. As we moved through each lesson he would constantly make sure I was keeping up and understanding how the move or tactical idea related to the strategy or goal we were focused on. When we picked up the next week he'd straight away check that I'd really understood the last lesson (and also that I'd done my homework). He is an excellent chess coach and I'm looking forward to seeing how much better I can get with his guidance.

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    Very nice, i wouldnt mind a lesson, im also in idaho, Coeur d'Alene area.

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