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About Me



I am David Balogh from Kisujszallas, Hungary. I am 25 years old and a student of University of Debrecen studying mechanical engineering and specializing in building engineering. Official FIDE Candidate Master from 1st of May, 2017. I learned how to play chess at the age of 9 and since then I am a fanatic chess player. Due to the lack of my own family's interest and the lack of professional guidance it took me unnecessarily long to make progress. Still, my passionate spirit kept me going forward, and by the age of 15 I reached FIDE 1973 Elo by myself and I also got my first Fide Master scalp over the board. My play at that time was not based on clear basics. Soon after struggling to reach FIDE 2000 Elo I realized that I did not understand why to do this and that, I lost some games without knowing the reason and was unable to find my own mistakes. I felt really disgusted by my own play so this painful experience led me to find a coach and next thing I knew I was working with one! Although we were working on chess only for about 1,5 years together, I still learned many things! Due to financial problems, we had to end our collective work. Later I won some open tournaments e.g. V. Puspokladany Open (2012) and I got several 1-3 place finish and in 2017 I entered into 2200 FIDE Elo territory and got the Candidate Master title after competing in Budapest Spring Festival. My best result comes from the 7th Tittel Pal Memorial in 2018 July, where as the 12th ranked player I finished 1st place with the rating performance: 2394! I am hard on myself and this helps me to make progress. Currently I play my best chess! My next goal is to become Fide Master.


About Coaching


As long as you love playing chess and you really want to be better at it, then no matter who you are, how old you are and what level you currently are: we will achieve your goals together! As a coach, I want to share my experience with you and to help those of you who have the same issue like me struggling to get better at chess. I can help mainly players from beginner to U2200 FIDE rating level. Locally I have been working with several young pupils from 2013 and I noticed that they do much better in chess competitions than ever before.


What I can offer you:


  • Basic understanding of chess (rules, exceptions)
  • Unique training plan according to your character
  • Creating your own opening repertoire
  • Deep game analysis
  • Training games with me


If you are interested in taking a lesson or more, please contact me!


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