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Founder and CEO of Shanghai Expat Chess Academy. 

We are always looking for qualified trainers with extensive teaching experience preferably with young children age 6-10. Competitive compensation package and two-year contract plus Chinese work visa and other benefits provided. This job is based in Shanghai, China.

Former Manager of 

 GM Krasimir Rusev (2013-2016)
 GM Marian Petrov (2013-2014)
 IM Satea Husari (2013-2014)
 IM Valeri Lilov (2008-2013)

13 Years of Coaching Experience around the World:

Shanghai, China

Owner and Head Coach at Shanghai Expat Chess Academy (April 2015-present)

          ■  Head Coach and Chess Program Coordinator at Shanghai Chess Academy (2012-2015)

          ■  President of Shanghai Chess Club Pudong Branch (2012-2013)

          ■  Taught chess to students at 5 international schools (

          ■  Won the First Hellin International Open U2000 Section (Hellin, Spain, August 2014)

          ■  Won a tournament game against the second best Georgian player, 
GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili 
              (FIDE 2659 at the time - Shanghai, August 2012)

          ■  Won bronze medal at the Hong Kong Spring Blitz Championship (June 2015)

New Orleans, LA | United States

          ■  Founded Edgewater Chess Club (2008)

          ■  Fo
unded The University of New Orleans Chess Club (2009)

          ■  Tied for 2nd at South Houston Open U2000 Section (February 2010)


          ■  Won Metairie Chess Club's Winter Invitational after beating two Louisiana State Champions in classical chess games played at 90'+30'' (2010)


Varna, Bulgaria

          ■  Co-Founder and Marketing Director at Tiger Lilov's Chess School (2008-2013)

Won Albena Open U2000 Section (June 2009)

I am one of the first to attain the FIDE Arena Grand Master title by the World Chess Federation. Check out my FIDE Profile by clicking here.

Read my ChessBase Publications

Learn more about my Coaching Experience by clicking here.

I am now offering online classes/courses to selected students who show great interest in improving at chess and have sufficient time for training and practice between classes. Due to my continuous commitment to develop scholastic chess in Shanghai, I can only take on 1 online student at a time. Private lessons rate: ¥550 RMB/hr. or $80 USD/hr. Nevertheless, I do recommend you to try the online lessons of one of the excellent GM/IM coaches I've been managing for the past several years. Here are the coaches currently associated with my chess academy:

 GM Krasimir Rusev ( Coach Profile)
 GM Marian Petrov ( Coach Profile)
 IM Satea Husari ( Coach Profile)

If you need more information on any of them or want to see who would make the best coach for you or your child, feel free to contact me anytime.

 Alex Karaivanov, 
Expert Coach & Business Entrepreneur