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CM JamesColeman

James Coleman
London, England
Mar 14, 2009
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Hi! I'm James Coleman from England and I've been playing chess since I was 7.


I've competed in many international tournaments around the world and experienced all the highs and lows that go with it.


I'm now retired from competitive chess but still enjoy throwing some pieces around online :-)

For the last 20 years I've been a chess professional - primarily as a coach but I've also worked at some of the major tournaments, such as the London Chess Classic, and the 2000 and 2004 world Championship matches. Finally, I have a regular column in England's most popular chess magazine where I write various strategic articles.

As a coach I've worked with people from all ages and backgrounds, online as well as face to face, and I believe the key to improvement is enjoying the game and setting realistic goals. I'm completely self-taught in chess so I know what sort of study methods don't work well, and can help you avoid these pitfalls. So, whether you're simply in a bit of a rut or you want to make serious progress I'm available to help you reach your goals. Feel free to get in touch. Both online, as well as in-person coaching is available.


For coaching enquiries please include relevant info about yourself, I usually try to respond to messages very quickly, and will usually get back to you within a couple of hours. Please make your initial message relevant and include any info such as how long you've been playing, OTB experience, rating and so on. 

Online lessons are $40/hr. Discounts available for regular students.


Other services are also available eg. training games with a summary/conclusion afterwards, or any other type of training you wish to do.

In the meantime, good luck with your chess :-)

Me playing OTB blitz:



My Interview:




YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/JamesColemanchess


Twitch Channelhttps://www.twitch.tv/jamescolemanchess

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