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These Chess teachers are highly rated by students in the Black Hawk area, including Mead, Firestone, Johnstown, Pine and Dacono.

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I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

A recent student of mine placed in the 2015 PA state championship for his age group.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University
I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.

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June 13, 2018
Matthew
Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like chessgames.com where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.
May 3, 2018
Kathy
Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence
March 14, 2018
Marsha
Great teacher!

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Lawrence B.

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lessons I do are fun for children. Chess is very interesting game and it is important how it is being presented.
Beginners will learn chess principals and get right foundation for future studies of the game.
Students will improve in all aspects of the game.
Competitive chess players will learn more about importance of endgames chess tactics and openings that will help them win more games.

About Jovan

I am FIDE and national chess master with FIDE rating 2310.
I have been teaching chess in New York City schools and individually for past 20 years .
Chess game should be fun for kids if is presented the right way.
I will bring to students my expertise and understanding for the game;
Many of my students continued to play chess trough their college years.
Learning chess is long process of playing practicing and correcting own mistakes.
Chess will help to improve concentration, learn sportsmanship, competition and improve memory.

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I have been playing chess for 35 years. I play generally three times a week and win regularly. I have taught the game to over 100 people in my life. I mentor a number of young people who strongly believe that my chess instruction and the applicable thought logic lessons I inculcate have escalated their job options. I prefer students at the introductory levels to eliminate bad habits.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player.

By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication and sales trainer (numerous companies) and has been coaching since 1999. He is now available for online coaching sessions for a number of varied and essential subjects.

Some of Mr. S's most requested business skills to learn? Sales and Public Speaking, and even Poker! How to command the poker table and the boardroom to increase your hourly rate, by effective communication and reading people well. He integrates Public Speaking Skills or "Speaking in Public Skills" as he likes to say, to illustrate how that essential ability changes everything i

n your game, your book of business, and your personal life.

He has helped students of ALL ages and backgrounds, including people with English as a Second Language, develop their communication skills. This is essential to prepare them for important school and job interviews and for promotions and opportunities in life.

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where he received a BFA degree in Theatre, and also the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Mr. S is an expert in the art of the spoken, presentation and performance word.

He looks forward to helping new students achieve their communication and business goals. His teaching style is focused, practical and useful, and incredibly entertaining and educational!

His classes are truly edu-train-ing!
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September 15, 2019
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
September 11, 2019
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August 30, 2019
Sofia
Joshua is engaging, smart and a great teacher. It was my daughter's first poker lesson and she was so engaged. Highly recommended!

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Joshua S.

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I’m a FIDE CM and National chess champion of Puerto Rico 2018 and sub-champion 2019. I’m also 2019 blitz champion with a 2400 rating in chess.com My Fide rating right now is around 2200. I’ve been teaching for more than 15 years in different institutions on the island. Working with both groups and private lessons. All I can say is I really love doing it and I guarantee your rating will improve while having a lot of fun.

About Jonathan

Hello there! My name is CM Jonathan FIDE ID 3100650. I am the current blitz and classic chess champion of Puerto Rico (2018-2019). I have been a chess instructor for more than 15 years with students of all levels and backgrounds. As a high level player I have represented Puerto Rico as part of the National Team in the Chess Olympiad twice (2016 and 2018), World Youth Championship (2004), World Open (2006, 2007 and 2016) , Sub-zonal Jamaica 2018 and many others. My current FIDE rating is 2180.

Most of my students are between the ages of 6 and 12 but I have experience with students of all ages. I am also fluent in both Spanish and English. Although my students and I have a lot of fun learning, for me quality is of paramount importance to the process. Teaching chess is truly my passion and i enjoy every second of it. All students can

expect to see a substantial improvement in their understanding of the game as well as their rating.

Contact me and let's get started!!
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I've been playing chess since I am 4 and coaching since 16. I think that chess should be extremely exiting, fun to learn. I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition.

About Alexander

Hi, there! My name is Alex and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching chess since 2006 and have loved helping my students increase their chess skills. My Elo rating is 2081. For a couple of years since graduating in 2011 i've been working in finance. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
I have experience working with kids and adults from beginners to over 1700 Elo rating.

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Alexander A.

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I have been teaching chess to players of all ages and at all initial skill levels for over 25 years. I am able to assess the current their knowledge and create a custom plan to help each student achieve their goals. Whether that is just learning the movement of the pieces and rules of the game, becoming a club player, getting ready for tournament play, or learning the techniques essential to mastering the game.

About Jay

Do you love the game of chess? Great! So do I! I am a full time chess player and chess coach, and my biggest goal is to share the beauties and wonder of the royal game with as many people as I can.

I believe learning should be fun, so I make your custom lessons enjoyable through fun analogies and interesting discussion! I also believe you will learn best through discovery, and I will be your guide!

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Jay G.

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Understanding various levels of teaching method
Personalized curriculum for each student
Making lessons fun with different techniques and strategies
Developing discipline and critical thinking skills

About Steve

Provide personalized learning curriculum
Assist in developing strategic and critical thinking skills
Have fun while learning
Learn the importance of patience and discipline

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Steve M.

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I’m an experienced Chess player with a love for teaching! I’ve played professionally since 2005, beginning at the age of 8. I’ve represented my High School Chess Team, and been a member of the UMass Amherst Chess Club. I’ve taught online chess courses in the past as well and have thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

About Ishan

Hey there! Are you a beginner looking for a chess coach? Who better than a recent college grad with a passion for chess and experience teaching beginners!
I’ve played chess since I was 7 and have represented my high school and been a member of the UMass Amherst chess club. I won my first state championship at the age of 11.

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Thomas
"I am taking weekly lessons with Bora in order to push my game to the next level. Bora is passionate about chess, and it really shows in his approach to te
aching, which I find to be both entertaining and effective. Bora is also a nice person all around and I would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and/or their kids."
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Aleah
"Good teacher"
To'Cha (Toucha) Smith
"My class with Jean was very thorough, engaging, fun and interactive. Looking forward to the next lessen. Great patience! Thanks Jean!"
Ji-Won Son
"This is a first lesson and my daughter loves his lession."
Daniel S.
"Wanted to share my experience. I'm in my late 30's and wanted to improve my chess skills, and i'm so happy I was able to find Sam. The lessons are challen
ging, but at the same time very fun! I have already improved my USCF rating by 372 points in 3 months!! After having tried 3-4 other chess teachers, Sam's been the absolute best and will stick with him!"
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Eric
"Atousa has worked with my young son for some time now. I have seen a vast improvement in his chess skills. Equally as important, he has developed a stro
ng ambition to learn and improve. It warms my heart to hear him ask if I want to play a game of chess instead of him asking if he can play video games. Cannot recommend Atousa enough. She is wonderful."
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Larry
"Great first lesson. Eric was very knowledgeable and helpful!"
Cole Borsch
"Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few doz
en rating points and I've only just started with him."
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Aniket
"First lesson was great."

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