Han SchutFlorida, United States
Certified trainer in the Steps Method (Van Wijgerden/Brunia)
Available to coach fearless girls and boys who want to reach for the stars in chess and life! Also coaching adults who just love the game and want to improve.
Chess coach and father of WIM Lisa and WFM Donna Schut.
Lisa won 3 medals at World and European Chess Championships and became Dutch women's champion at the age of 19 with a performance rating of 2559 and ahead of GM Peng, IM Lanchava and WGM Haast. She played at at 4 Chess Olympiads for the Dutch National Team and was topscorer in 2010 and 2012 with a score of 8.0/10 and 8.5/10 respectively. Lisa beat GM Narcisco Dublan when she just turned 15.
Donna won the Dutch youth championships (25 boys and 1 girl) ahead of current GMs Robin van Kampen en David Klein. At the European youth championships in 2006 she defeated national champions Nazi Paikizde and Anne Haast in less than 30 moves.
Youth coach of IM Berkvens (2409) two times Dutch youth champion under 20
Please see this ChessBase Article for an analysis by GM Jonathan Speelman of 2 of my games.
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