Diamond Member Coach

"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1464 (over 500 points increase!) in just 3 months working with Dipankar."

"I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."

"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

"I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250."

"Dipankar has been an amazing coach for my chess. He's thoughtful and precise with his teaching while keeping the lessons fun! Each lesson has been building on the previous one and I highly value his specific approach to helping adult learners of chess improve."

"Dipankar is an exceptional teacher. He is always well prepared, insightful and pushes me to become better. He reviews games for personalized feedback and also gives structured teaching. Highly recommend."

"When I first started getting lessons from Dipankar, I was rated around 1000 on Since then, I've climbed up to 1500!"

"I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for one month now, and I can already see an improvement in my game. His lessons are engaging and he gives a lot of feedback"

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7 % on all players in the United States. As a coach, I have trained over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 400 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

If you want to learn chess in a fun, engaging way and want to see improvement in your game, you have come to the right place.

My students have ranged from age 5 to 82 years old so no matter what is your age or experience level, rest assured that your lessons will be tailored to your specific needs and level.

I love teaching and my students can feel my passion for the game. I like to teach in a style that is both fun and instructive at the same time so that the students can get real results in terms of their chess improvement while staying engaged in the lesson content.

Each lesson is a balanced mix of new concepts, exercises, live analysis of student's games and personalized feedback to eliminate the weaknesses in the student's game.

To see examples of my teaching style and a lot of free instructive Chess videos visit my YouTube Channel

I provide online private and group lessons through Zoom.

Private Lesson Rates -  60 USD per hour (recordings available for 5 USD additional charge)

Group Lesson Rates -   25 USD per hour (recordings of the lessons are provided at no extra charge)

FAQs about Group Chess Lessons

How does a group lesson work? All students join an online Zoom meeting and I teach on a virtual Chessboard using screen sharing.

Will the classes be lecture style where I just listen to you talk about Chess? Can't I do that on Youtube for free? The classes are very interactive with exercises/tasks and all students have the opportunity to ask me questions. And unlike Youtube, the lesson content is tailored to the specific needs of the students.

Why should I join group lessons? Aside from the significant cost savings as compared to private lessons, the big advantage of group lessons is that students are able to learn from each other in addition to the coach. A group creates a sense of healthy competition between students that promotes learning.

Are there any opportunities for me to learn on my own time? All students get weekly homework assignments so they can continue their learning outside the lessons. I also recommend additional resources like websites, videos and books for self-study based on the playing strength and interest of the students.

What if I can't make it to a lesson that I paid for? All group lessons are recorded and I send the recording to students so even if you could not attend a class or want to review a lesson again to take notes, you can do so at your own convenience.

If you're looking to try out Chess lessons at a discounted rate, this is the perfect opportunity for you. However, spots are filling up fast. Apply before all the spots are gone!

I offer a trial lesson at 50% discount so you can try it out and decide if it is a good fit. There is nothing for you to lose here. What are you waiting for? happy.png

To sign up for lessons or if you have any questions, please fill the application form here.