Dec 27, 2009
Last Online
Nov 3, 2018
Diamond Member
Since Jan 1, 2010



My name is Jure Zorko and I come from Slovenia, Middle Europe. I am an International Master with a current FIDE rating of 2465. I have been playing and studying chess for about 20 years, regularly participating in European and World youth championships. Currently I am a full time chess coach, while still being an active player.

My you tube channelYou Tube / Jure Zorko


I started thinking about becoming a chess coach after I saw how much I could improve my own chess in adulthood and discover mistakes coaches could not see in my youth. That gave me the confidence to pursue a chess coaching career, where I helped many chess players around the world.


My highlights as a player and a coach:


- Multiple winner of medals at Youth National Championship

- Shared 9th place at World Chess Championship U12, Spain, 2000 

 - Silver medal on 1st board at Youth Chess Olympiad U16, Ukraine, 2000

 - National Rapid Champion 2010, 2017 and National Blitz Champion, 2014, 2015

- Played for Slovenian National team, 2010

- Coached multiple National Champions in youth categories. I am regularly working as a coach in Slovenian chess clubs and online for the last 7 years

- Worked as a coach at several European and World Youth Chess Championships

- I got invited to work as a coach in Abu Dhabi Chess Club, 2014-2015

- I achieved the official title of FIDE trainer, 2015

- National vice champion in rapid and blitz chess, 2016

- 38th place at European blitz championship, Tallin 2016

- My students were: European vice champion U16, Belgrade 2017, European women team vice champion, Poland 2017, World champion U8, Brazil 2017


If you are interested in online chess lessons, you can find more info on my coach profile: https://www.chess.com/coach/jure-zorko or write to me: juraldo@gmail.com