For coaching details, read on:
Hi! I'm James Coleman from England and I've been playing chess since I was 7 years old.
I've competed in many international tournaments around the world and experienced all the highs and lows that go with it.
I'm now retired from competitive chess but still enjoy throwing some pieces around online :-)
For the last 20 years I've been a chess professional - primarily as a coach but I've also worked at some of the major tournaments, such as the London Chess Classic, and the 2000 and 2004 world Championship matches. Finally, I have a regular column in England's most popular chess magazine where I write various strategic articles.
As a coach I've worked with people from all ages and backgrounds, online as well as face to face, and I believe the key to improvement is enjoying the game and setting realistic goals. I'm completely self-taught in chess so I know what sort of study methods don't work well, and can help you avoid these pitfalls. So, whether you're simply in a bit of a rut or you want to make serious progress I'm available to help you reach your goals.
For coaching enquiries it helps to include some info about yourself, so please make your initial message relevant and include any details such as how long you've been playing, OTB experience, rating, and so on, so that I know what's best for you! (I never just churn out material), I want to help you properly to become the player you know you can be
I try to respond to messages very quickly, and will usually get back to you within a couple of hours.
Online lessons are $40/hr. Discounts available for regular students.
For face-to-face coaching rates in London or elsewhere in UK, send me a message with some details.
Other services are also available eg. training games with a summary/conclusion afterwards, or any other type of training you wish to do. Generally speaking an hour of online training games with a brief summary at the end is $25/hr.
In the meantime, good luck with your chess :-)
Me playing OTB blitz:
YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesColemanchess
Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/jamescolemanchess