TrickyTrapChess
Joined
May 3, 2012
Last Online
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Titled Player
National Master
Diamond Member
Since Jun 15, 2014
Chess.com Coach

Online coaching available!

 About me

I am a National Master from Southern California, and I recently graduated from Texas Tech University. While attending Texas Tech, I competed on a top collegiate chess program directed by GM Alex Onischuk. I learned the game at the age of 6 when my dad taught me the basic fundamentals, but it wasn't until I was about 12 years old when I began to improve rapidly solely by playing and competing in tournaments. I soon made it a goal to reach the NM title without a chess coach or reading books because I wanted to show that it is possible to become a strong player at this game on your own through hard work. I achieved my goal at the age of 17 before attending Texas Tech!

 

Tournament Results

2019 SoCal Open Champion

2019 National Open U2400 Blitz Co-Champion

2017 National Open Co-Champion

2015 World Open Co-Champion

2014 and 2015 National Open Repeat Co-Champion

2011 and 2012 American Open Repeat Co-Champion

 

Coaching Services 

Analyze tournament games

Training games

Choose, learn, and prepare openings that suit your play style

Prepare for upcoming tournaments

Exercises to improve positional understanding

Learn my specialty: Chess Psychology (Yes, this is a real thing!)

Any part of your game you wish to improve upon

Hourly Rate: $40 (Lessons or training games)

I have 6 years of coaching experience and have very reasonable rates. Feel free to message me if you are interested happy.png