Chess Coaches

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  • GM TheGadfly1897

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Alexander Ipatov
    • USCF Rating 2703
    • Burhaniye, Turkey

      Available for online chess lessons. During a typical lesson we would work on all parts of the chess game (opening, middlegame, endgame, tactics) and also on minimizing student's weaknesses. Unlimited e-mail support throughout our cooperation. Homework...

  • GM erichansen

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Eric Hansen
    • USCF Rating 2660
    • Calgary, Canada

    Chess Grandmaster from Canada available for private lessons. As someone who made most of my chess progress without books or a coach I try to combine my modern chess background(extensive use of online resources and databases) with a classical approach....

  • GM CrisDictatorChirila

    Online 1 day ago
    • Cristian Chirila
    • USCF Rating 2631
    • San Francisco, United States

    International Grand Master, world youth champion in 2007 at group U-16, currently professional chess player and trainer. If you wish to learn more about me visit my webpage at: www.cristian-chirila.com

  • GM Dlugy

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Maxim Dlugy
    • USCF Rating 2624
    • New York City, United States

    Grandmaster Maxim Dlugy is well known as a Rapid Chess specialist. Formerly ranked #1 by the World Blitz Chess Association, he is regarded by many as one of the best blitz (both over the board and online) players of all time. The World Junior Champion...

  • GM vovkcoach

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Yuri Vovk
    • FIDE Rating 2603
    • Ukraine,Lviv, Ukraine

    Hello! My name is GM Yuri Vovk – a 2600+ FIDE rated player from Ukraine. Why to choose me as your chess coach? First of all,my incremental coaching method allows you to comprehend chess rationally that can really help you to organize your chess knowledge...

  • GM GMMelik

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Melikset Khachiyan
    • USCF Rating 2600
    • Los Angeles, United States

    Melik Khachiyan is a professional chess player and chess coach since 1990. Melik is currently the US National Olympiad Team coach. Among his own early coaches was former world champion GM Tigran Petrosian. Former student GM Levon Aronian says, "...it...

  • GM dbojkov

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Dejan Bojkov
    • USCF Rating 2597
    • Sofia, Bulgaria

    Graduated National Sports Academy in Sofia as a chess coach. Former trainer of the former women champion Antoaneta Stefanova. Available for private and group lessons online. You can check my video lesson library for chess.com  here. You can follow me...

  • GM JRLOK

    Online 3 days ago
    • Roman Dzindzichashvili
    • FIDE Rating 2550
    • East Boston, United States

    Hello,  My name is Roman Dzindzichashvili and I am a Life Long Chess Grandmaster and Chess Coach. I have been playing chess all my life and I have won the U.S. Chess Championship twice. I was also featured numerous time in many Chess Articles during...

  • IM Fins0905

    Online 1 day ago
    • John Bartholomew
    • USCF Rating 2548
    • Minneapolis, MN, United States

    Hey, Chess.com users! I'm John. International Master, FIDE 2448, USCF 2530 (September 2016). I'm a 30 year-old professional chess coach currently working toward my GM (Grandmaster) title. Follow my blog here on Chess.com, and feel free to check out my...

  • GM vyotov

    Online 1 day ago
    • Valentin Yotov
    • FIDE Rating 2518
    • Rochester, NY, United States

              To be an expert at chess requires the ability to fit all of the components of the game together into one cohesive, winning approach. True greatness requires philosophy, psychology, and knowledge of the game. All three elements are necessary...

  • GM ArnaudovP

    Online 2 hrs ago
    • Petar G. Arnaudov
    • FIDE Rating 2484
    • Plovdiv, Bulgaria

    I am GM Petar G. Arnaudov.  I achieved the GM title at 2013I am part of Bulgarian national team and part of the teams in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Turkey,France,Macedonia and Greece.I  played in 100+ tournaments, winning more than dozen of them. I am...

  • IM mat_kolosowski

    Online Now
    • Mateusz Kołosowski
    • FIDE Rating 2474
    • Wroclaw, Poland

        Hi, First of all thanks for viewing my profile;). If you're doing that, perhaps it's for a reason. Aren't you a a person who still lacks some skills to call yourself a strong player? If so, you might be interested in looking for a chess coach. Why...

  • IM IMRosen

    Online 5 hrs ago
    • Eric Rosen
    • USCF Rating 2450
    • St. Louis, United States

    My name is Eric Rosen and I am an International Master residing in St. Louis, MO. I attend Webster University and compete for the Webster University Chess Team. As a member of the team, I am coached by former Women's World Champion, Susan Polgar, and...

  • IM TheButcher

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Miodrag Perunovic
    • FIDE Rating 2440
    • Nis, Serbia

    Successful coach with big experience. Coached more than 500 students worldwide, including one of the best world blitz and rapid players Chessbrah legend GM Eric Hansen (Canada), World Junior champion GM Alex Ipatov (Turkey), World Youth champion U14 Qiyu...

  • IM AndreyOstrovskiy

    Online 15 min ago
    • Andrey Ostrovskiy
    • FIDE Rating 2439
    • Bielefeld, Germany

    Are you a passionate chess player? Eager to improve your chess? You are welcome! I am an International Master from Ukraine, currently living in Germany. I provide chess lessons for players of different levels and ages. Ukraine is one of the best chess...

  • IM TigerLilov

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Valeri Lilov
    • FIDE Rating 2438
    • Varna, Bulgaria

    I am a 25-year-old International Master and professional chess coach. My FIDE rating is 2438 (Classical) and 2515 (Online). In addition to giving high quality private lessons, I work as professional lecturer for many popular sites, including Chess.com,...

  • FM JusticeBot

    Online 18 hrs ago
    • Steven Breckenridge
    • USCF Rating 2424
    • TX, United States

    Hello chess fans! My name is Steven Breckenridge. I'm a FIDE master and recent college graduate from Texas Tech University. I speak three languages: English, Spanish, and Filipino-Tagalog. I am very dedicated to my students learning and will give all...

  • IM OptimusMagister

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Boroljub Zlatanovic
    • USCF Rating 2419
    • Kragujevac, Serbia

    International master and FIDE Trainer. Professional chess trainer for more than 15 years. Feel free to ask everything You want to know. You can see more details on http://www.chess-lessons.info/. Enjoy and good luck!

  • IM DanielRensch

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Daniel Rensch
    • FIDE Rating 2416
    • @danielrensch Twitter/Facebook/YouTube, United States

    Vice President of Content & Professional Relations for Chess.com. International Master Danny Rensch is best known for his videos and chess.com/tv shows - but also writes educational articles, publishes breaking chess news, and organizes the details...

  • NM Silent_Terror

    Online Oct 29, 2016
    • Aaron Grabinsky
    • FIDE Rating 2370
    • Webster Groves, Missouri, United States

    Hello everyone!  I have 4 years of volunteer teaching experience, and I enjoy working with MOTIVATED students!  It is much easier to teach and to learn when there is a driving interest.  In my opinion, until you reach master level, openings are subordinate...

  • NM chess_big_master

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Yevhenii Yelisieiev
    • FIDE Rating 2334
    • Днепропетровск, Ukraine

    Hello everybody! I am Yevhenii Yelisieiev, National chess master from Ukraine. I am the winner of many ukrainian and international tournaments. I have got 3th place on Ukrainian chess championship (U18).My current Elo rating is 2334. I am coaching on...

  • NM SamCopeland

    Online 1 hr ago
    • Sam Copeland
    • USCF Rating 2310
    • Columbia, SC, United States

    Company Contact and News Accreditation:  Email: sam@chess.com Phone: 1 (800) 318-2827 Address: PO Box 60400 Palo Alto, CA 94306 Sam Copeland is an Assistant Content Editor for Chess.com; He writes news articles and edits the...

  • FM MattyDPerrine

    Online 5 hrs ago
    • Dalton Perrine
    • FIDE Rating 2308
    • Orlando, FL, United States

    Want to improve your game? Raise your rating? Become a MASTER? Some of the most affordable prices online for personalized online chess coaching to take your game to the NEXT LEVEL!------------------------------------------------------------------I am...

  • NM FearNoEvil12

    Online 3 hrs ago
    • Joel Johnson
    • USCF Rating 2300
    • Phoenix, Arizona, United States

    Joel Johnson, unlike nearly all other chess masters, started playing tournament chess at the advanced age of 17. But it did not take long before success struck, in just his third chess tourney, Joel won the 1972 Merrimack Valley High Chess Championship...

  • NM danheisman

    Online 1 day ago
    • Dan Heisman
    • FIDE Rating 2285
    • Wynnewood, PA, United States

    Host Chess.com's "Q&A with Coach Heisman" TV show first Friday of each month. Authored 11 chess books, do the Novice Nook column for Chess Cafe (Best Column in North America 3 times; six times Best Instruction), and have 280+ instructional videos...

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