Titled Player
Diamond Member Coach


 International Grand Master
 Peak FIDE Rating: 2549
 Professional Chess Coach for over 12 years

     Fide trainer.

     Coach of Wales in Baku 2016 Olimpiad and Batumi 2018
  Bulgarian champion for 2002 and 2017



GM Marian Petrov is an accomplished professional chess coach, theorist, and former Bulgarian champion, as well as winner of many open tournaments around the world. He graduated from the National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Bachelor's degree in Chess Pedagogy, a four-year undergraduate program designed to prepare top-level chess trainers, mentors, and professional seconds of the World Championship contenders. 

With this one-of-a-kind higher education degree typically offered in countries with strong chess tradition, e.g. Russia and USSR former states, GM Petrov is a leading chess trainer in Europe, having more than 12 years of first-hand chess coaching experience. His impeccable communication skills combined with the various languages he speaks fluently allowed him to teach promising scholastic chess prodigies who later went on to become national champions and European masters competing at the most prestigious tournaments together with super grandmasters and other players from the world chess elite.  

GM Marian Petrov is an opening specialist. He prepares professional personalized opening repertoires for his students which is a great asset for any aspiring chess player. GM Petrov has taught special lines in the Benoni, Pirc, Sicilian Defense, and other systems, like the French and the Caro-Kann for white among many others. His coaching methods are based on deep analysis of his student's tournament games, as well as careful examination of other factors, e.g. chess psychology, physical preparation, and overall assessment of student's qualities as chess player.

GM Marian Petrov

GM Marian Petrov at the Chepstow Pupil Challenge in Chepstow, U.K.