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Grandmaster since 2019, active chess coach with 4+ years professional experience, chess commentator and enthusiast. I offer chess lessons in English, Italian and Polish. Visit my profile to learn more about me, my teaching methodology and hourly rate.

About me
Grandmaster since 2019, active chess coach, chess commentator and enthusiast. I subscribe to the theory that a partner, a chess set and a clock are sufficient for happiness (or if you will: a computer, a mouse and a good connection to chess.com). My peak ELO rating is 2512 and my biggest classical victory is against GM Gata Kamsky (2016). I'm an active player: currently playing for KSz Polonia Wrocław (Polish League), SC Heusenstamm (German League) and Chess Projects (Italian League). I'm still working on improving my chess on daily basis, not settling on the 2500 threshold but trying to use it as a springboard to higher levels.

I offer chess lessons via Skype in English, Italian and Polish.
My coaching is not limited to the time spent on Skype. I give my students problems to solve and share with them interesting chess games, news, novelties and videos as well as try to answer their chess-specific questions off-hours.

Throughout my chess career I have collaborated with many international coaches and learnt many different approaches. I have combined some of them and come up with my own method.

My method is based on:

  1. Game analysis + diagrams collection (the so called "Botvinnik's method", used by many strong GMs).  archive.png 
  2. Improving your weak points (derived from point 1) with the use of chess literature. openings.png
  3. Creating a personalized and dynamically growing knowledge base of important tips and principles introduced and discussed during classes. votechess
  4. Internalization of the knowledge base with the help of quick "diagram tests". votechess
  5. Classical knowledge of fundamental chess endgames, structures and plans. openings
  6. Solid theoretical knowledge (choosing openings you will feel comfortable with). articles.png

I specialize in Rauzer's Attack (both colors), King's Indian Defence (black) and Sicilian (white).

You may be sure that the time spent during my lessons is spent effectively. I will not be trying to kill the time with hard chess puzzles (as many coaches do) and if we happen to chat about not chess-related issues I will not count it as lesson-time.

My teaching experience
My first teaching experience goes back to 2013. I've been coaching professionally since 2019. Here are some of my students' achievements trophies:

  • my students Wiktoria, Kuba and Marek won medals at national junior championships
  • my student Joy became the Hong Kong Women's Chess Champion (2022)
  • my student Elisa got into the Women's Italian Olympic Team
  • my student Bryan became USCF National Master at the age of 11
  • my student Przemysław in 5 months went from ~1250 to ~1600 rapid chess-com, thus reaching his personal goal. 

Online lessons are 60$/hour (or 55€).

Feel free to PM me, or send me an email to Oskar.Wieczorek.94@gmail.com.