FM shaunpress

Target Students:

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

About Me:

I coach in two areas of Canberra.

ACT Junior Chess League Development Squad. Visit the ACT Junior Chess web page for details

Amaroo School Chess Club, Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 5 (Amaroo students only)


  • 2 years ago


    sir i have attaking style week opening ,cant control middle game

    pls help me

  • 2 years ago


    hello sir i hv being playing chess for longer period of time but could not become a good chess player...i play attacking style....n weak in opening,bad in judging middle game...n end game too...

    sir i would be grateful to you if you culd help me out...

  • 3 years ago


    I can't, because of my work, to have live ON LIVE classes.What about playing online games with comments and teaching during the game?How match it would cost?

    I do not want to just play a master, it would be the same as playing an engine for me.I want to have help in understanding the real situations that would arrive from these games (that would be in the openings I am studying)...Ocasionally I would be available for weekend classes, could it be possible?How much per online game?

    I've had problems with 4 previous coachs that agreed with the online game but did not give advice during it.The experience was just the one of playing an engine ...

    Do you teach in English?

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  • 4 years ago


    hello my name is zayne parky age 13 and was wondering if you coached speed chess i have won several tournoments and i think i am getting the hang of it so please right back soon.

  • 5 years ago


    hello, sir,

    do you know any good cheap chess coaches in melbourne?

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  • 6 years ago


    Gungahlin? Could I please get the info on when and where it is on? Thanks

  • 7 years ago


    Can you please teach me.

  • 8 years ago


    hey can you coach me?

  • 8 years ago


    hi there, i read you do coaching in Gungahlin.  I am a beginner and am interested in talking to you about this...can you send me a message or something so we can get in contact?  thanks.

  • 8 years ago

    FM shaunpress

    What you have described is a problem that most of us face at some time or other!

    Are you able to tell me which games you are looking at? Often the choice of an initial "style" is based upon what sort of feedback we get from it. For example, attacking players can often judge the success or failure of their moves by the amount of material they win or how soon they checkmate. However when you move to a style based on more long term or positional goals (targeting weak squares, stopping counterplay) it is often harder to see whether these ideas are working or not.

    One thing I've learned from players far stronger than myself that chess knowledge is like a ladder or building blocks. By understanding the basics, you can then move to a higher level or rung. Of course this helps us understand them, although it takes extra work to find moves like these ourselves.

    So if you can tell me which games you are looking at I'll be happy to provide some comments/feedback

  • 8 years ago


    Hello sir, i am 15 years of age and have been playing chess for the past 8 years, however, i have recently changed my playing style by looking at some games played by the top class players. It is to my concern that some of the moves played confuse me as I am not sure why a certain move was played, to express more clearly i have seen some moves that by my point of view do not have a meaning. It would be very greatful of you sir to help me understand chess to a higher standard!:)

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