Kevin DavidsonVerenigde Staten
Hello! My name is Kevin Davidson and I am a National Master with a current USCF rating of 2298. I have eight years of volunteer and professional teaching experience, and I enjoy working with students of all ages. I'm here for you and will do my best to make you a better chess player!
During my lessons I often concentrate on positional understanding and tactical vision more than opening preparation, however I can help strengthen your preferred opening if that is your choice! Endgames and game analysis are frequent, as well. My lesson plans are progressive and will be structured around your improvement. Besides the lesson plans listed below, I'm also available for training games at various time controls--rates may vary. If you're interested in lessons, have a question, or would simply like more information, you can message me here on Chess.com.
1- hour private lesson - I will explain key positional and tactical concepts (within openings that you play) that you will be able to use yourself in your own games! We will go over the importance of pawn structure, endgames (this will be a big focus), piece play, dynamics, and how to form an effective middle game plan. These points will be developed in greater and greater detail as you improve! In chess, there is always more to learn! I would also like to go over your games, pointing out important transitional moments, mistakes, possible improvements, and also your good moves you should be proud of!
30-minute introduction - We will play a couple games, talk about your tournament history, goals (both immediately and in the long run), and where you feel your greatest strengths and weaknesses are. From here I can get a better idea of where you stand, and how I can best form a lesson plan tailored to you specifically!
2017 Southern California Open--2nd place out of 39 in Open
2016 Western Class Championships: tied 2nd-7th place out of 30 in Master section
2015 North American Open: tied 5th-12th place out of 92 in U2300 section
2014 Western Class Championships: tied 4th-5th out of 29 in Master section
2013 North American: tied 4th-13th out of 89 in U2300 section
2013 Philadelphia Open: tied 1st-2nd out of 83 in U2200 section