Diamond Member Coach Community Streamer

Hey, users! I'm John. International Master, FIDE 2446, USCF 2535 (November 2023).

I'm a 37 year-old professional chess coach, YouTuber, Twitch streamer, and co-founder of Chessable, a chess learning platform.


9/25/2014: I launched my YouTube channel! I post bullet, blitz, and standard videos with commentary as well as other instructional chess content. As of December 2021 I've posted over 1,600 videos (and counting)! Feel free to subscribe. If you're interested in watching my streams, follow my Twitch page, too.

***I offer private online lessons via Skype/Google Hangouts.*** If you'd like more details, please drop me a message here on, or navigate to my YouTube page, click on the "About" tab, and then click on "For business inquiries" to reveal my email. Best wishes for your chess improvement!