Arne JochensUlm, Germany
"Lie and hypocrisy do not hold good for long on the chessboard of the masters. They are struck by the thunderbolt of the creative combination, eventually, and they cannot construe away the fact, at least not for long, and the sun of justice shines brightly in the struggles of the chess masters."
Dr. Emanuel Lasker, World Chess Champion 1894 - 1921
Welcome to my coaching profile!
My name is Arne Jochens and I am a FIDE Master from Germany.
I love chess, in particular endgames, the English Opening, the French Defense, Bent Larsen, Tigran Petrosian, good chess books, and teaching. I learned the game relatively late myself (when I was 16 years old) and am mostly self-taught (the hard way). This makes me a good teacher because I created my own curriculum and learned very consciously. I have coached students both privately and in groups at the club and state level since 2000. Contact me if you would like help improving at chess. You may also want to take a look at what we are offering at Chess University, where I am Director of Content and a Primary Instructor.
In recent years I was twice able to help my team to get promoted to the Bundesliga (first German league), which offered me the opportunity to compete against many strong grandmasters. Outside of chess I am a mathematician with a Dr. rer. nat. degree (similar to a Ph.D.) in biology (statistical genetics) from Kiel University. I am married and have one daughter. My native language is German, but I also speak English fluently.
Coaching Credentials Summary
- FIDE Master since 2012
- 16 years of coaching experience
- Chess University Primary Instructor and Director of Content
Ambitious players of all ages rated up to about 2200 FIDE or 2300 USCF.