Daniel LeachPotomac, United States
Hi, I'm a professional chess tutor and competitor! I teach students of all ages and skill levels and volunteer for the non-profit organizations Chess Challenge in DC and Chess Girls DC. I focus on one-on-one lessons with instruction geared towards preparing my students for competitive play. Please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to schedule a lesson. My rate is $40/hr.
I started playing competitive chess when I was 11 and am now a USCF Candidate Master (CM), rated 2169 USCF and 2154 FIDE. Hopefully, I'll have the FIDE CM title soon as well! Growing up, I competed in the Massachusetts State Scholastic Chess Championship three times and was featured in Chess Life. I was also ranked 37 out of the top 100 players in the US aged 18 in 2010.
As a young adult, I've competed throughout the US, defeating several National Masters (NMs), FIDE Masters (FMs), and achieving a draw with International Master (IM) Martin Neubauer. Currently, I'm ranked 26 out of the 1539 active competitive chess players in the state of Maryland. I hope to channel my experience towards making you a better player!
My draw against IM Neubauer, although filled with inaccuracies and missed wins for both sides towards the end, can be viewed at: http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1873000