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  • "Lessons with Daniel have been excellent. Whether it's reviewing important games from top level players or even my own games, there are always lessons to take away. I appreciate the fact that Daniel will prepare personalized lessons based on what I want to work on in any given week. Scheduling is easy and Daniel has always been flexible if I need to shift anything around. I definitely recommend taking lessons with Daniel if you want to improve your game."
  • "In the short time I've been working with Daniel, my move accuracy and rating has increased noticeably. He works with you on your recent games to correct bad habits, as well as finds helpful lessons in master games. Super affordable for his skill level both as a coach and as a chess player."

Hi! My name is Daniel Shubin and I am a USCF National Master / FIDE Candidate Mastery, and have 10+ years of chess experience. I have played and won state-wide chess tournaments as well as represented the United States at international events. I am currently offering my services for new/inexperienced chess players (1200-1600 rating range) who hope to improve their play and understand key concepts behind the game. If you are interested, please reach out to me at shubindani@gmail.com or message me at 425-499-0442.


  • 2013 Washington State School Championships - 1st place
  • 2015 Washington State School Championships - 1st place
  • 2016 North Israel School Championships – 1st place
  • 2016 US National K-12 Chess School Championships Bughouse – 4th place
  • 2016 WORLD School Individual Championships. Sochi, Russia – Top 25
  • 2017 US National K-12 Chess School Championships, Orlando Fl. – 5th Place                                                                                             
  • 2017 North American Youth Chess Championships, New York – 9th Place
  • 2018 US National School Congress Championship, San Jose, CA – 1st Place.
  • 2018 WORLD Youth Championships, Halkidiki, Greece – TOP 50
  • 2019 Pan American Youth Championship, Guayaquil, Ecuador – Tie for 2nd place
  • 2019 North American Youth Championship, Kingstone, Canada – TOP 20
  • 2020 Washington State Junior Closed and Invitational – 1st Place
  • 2020 Founder of ChessForFun. Organizing Scholastic Chess Tournaments.
  • 2020 Tournament Director for scholastic chess tournaments in WA (Learn2Chess.com)
  • 2020 WA Chess Federation Fair Play Team
  • 2021 Achieved US NM Title
  • 2022 Achieved FIDE CM Title