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I am Gabor Horvath, a professional chess coach with 10+ years coaching experience. I was selected as Coach of the Month on in February 2020.

Feel free to contact me if you:

  • Hit a plateau with your own chess or feel that your progress is not as quick as it should be
  • Feel that your chess training could be more effective
  • Want to learn a more disciplined way of thinking so you avoid the most common mistakes in the thinking process
  • Unsure what your weaknesses are and what areas to work on
  • Need help to build and train your opening repertoire
  • Want to play the middle game better
  • Want to improve your practical endgame skills
  • Are looking for a patient and reliable coach for your child

I can help you:

  • Identify your recurring mistakes and get rid of them with specific training
  • Learn to apply a principled way of thinking to find the best moves
  • Learn effective training methods, so you know how to make the most of your studying time 

My students' achievements

The kids...

Ethan Cole, U10 champion of Ireland

Larissa Cuthbert, member of the English Youth Team

Ram Srinivasson, winner of several school tournaments in Sweden

...and the adults: 



My personal achievements

I haven't played much OTB chess recently, but here are some of my results:

Champion, Newry Rapidplay Championships, Newry, 2019

Champion, Williamson Shield, Belfast, 2019

Ulster Blitz Champion, Ulster Blitz Championship, Belfast, 2018

Champion, 52nd Dorset Open Chess Congress, Bournemouth, England, 2017

Champion, 22nd Dorset County Chess Association Rapidplay, Ringwood, England, 2017

Champion, 51st Dorset Open Chess Congress, Bournemouth, 2016

Champion, Ulster Rapidplay Championship, Belfast, 2016

Ulster Champion, Ulster Championships, Belfast, 2015

Champion, Nemtzov Cup, Belfast, 2015

Champion, Williamson Shield, Belfast, 2015

Ulster Blitz Champion, Belfast, 2014

Ulster Champion, Belfast, 2014

If you are interested...

... then please drop me an email to or send a private message here. First we will arrange a free, non-committal video chat to discuss your goals and get to know each other.

The price of a lesson is 25 GBP/28 EUR/30 USD per hour.