CoachHakia
Titled Player
Diamond Member
Chess.com Coach
Chess.com Streamer

I have been playing chess since I was three years old, and have been coaching in Johannesburg, South Africa for more than 20 years.  I am a very energetic coach, focusing on juniors (4 years old and older); and have experience coaching online.

My biggest joy is that my students still play and enjoy the game till this day!

I am a National Master, FIDE Instructor and I was the coach for the Junior South African team at the World Junior Championships (Greece, Turkey, Vietnam, Georgia, Malawi and Slovenia.

I have my own chess academy, ‘’ChessHeroes’’ https://rosebankkillarneygazette.co.za/247264/new-chess-club-in-parktown-north/

I also stream live on Twitch. www.Twitch.tv/chessheroes

Best Achievements

Beating Levon Aronian (number 6 in the world at that stage) in a simultaneous match. Link to the game and event https://www.chess.com/news/view/levon-aronian-in-south-africa

South African u/20 Champion and went to Greece for the World Junior Championship.

Represented South Africa and played international tournaments all over the world, including England, Holland, Greece, Tanzania and Vienna.

Won the African Amateur tournament in Bloemfontein in 2005.

Rates are 30$ per hour lesson also available to play games please contact me on coachhakia@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.chessheroes.co.za/