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About Lawrence B.

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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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Matthew June 13, 2018
· Chess · Online
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.
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Kathy May 3, 2018
· Chess · Online
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
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Marsha March 14, 2018
· Chess · Online
Great teacher!
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Lawrence B.

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About Mathew M.

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Norristown, PA

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I have been coaching chess for many years. What makes chess lessons unique with me is that I make the chess lessons exciting, fun to learn, I point out mistakes/weaknesses in a very kind way, I give good examples of moves/positions relate to real life, I teach people the psychology of playing chess, and I improve people's game through love and repetition. I teach several opening variations as well as middle-game and end-game tactics. But I focus on what people's weaknesses are and I make those weaknesses their greatest strength.

About Mathew
I have been coaching chess for years. I have been passionately studying the game of chess for 13 years. I am currently a 1987 USCF player (Class A player). My highest rating was 2121 for chess.com blitz rating. But I am committed to go to 2200+ USCF player (National Master player). I have won several chess tournaments as well. I recently won the 2018 Philadelphia Open Chess Tournament.

I am currently coaching several students to go above and beyond their expectations. If you hire me as your coach, I will take you above and beyond your expectations in the game of chess. My coaching style is hands on, which means that I provide move by move feedback. My coaching philosophy is grounded in encouragement and meticulous game review. My one student that I have been coaching for 2 years went from never playing chess to a 1350 USCF chess rating
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I graduated from Kutztown University of PA in 2013 with a B.S. in Biology: Molecular/Micro/Cell with two Minors in Mathematics and Biochemistry. I have such a passion for math, science, and chess. And I try to live with that passion everyday and show that passion to people everyday.
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John G January 14, 2019
· Chess · In home
I was stuck in a rut and unsure about how to improve my chess game. After a few lesson with Matt I feel a lot better about where I am at, and have been steadily improving over the last few weeks. Matt was able to figuring out why I was stuck, and what I needed to work on to get my chess abilities to the next level. Would highly recommend him for anyone who is looking to improve their game!
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Emmit November 23, 2018
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Matt is a good teacher and a personable guy. Lessons are explained very well. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to advance their game !!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Leo November 20, 2018
· Chess · Online
Mathew is an excellent teacher. He's patient, understanding, and knowledgable.
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About Danial A.

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Santa Monica, CA
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I have been playing chess for nine years, and have peak ratings of 2348 FIDE and 2390 USCF. Some of my accomplishments include: I am a 5 Time National Champion, THE NUMBER ONE RANKED 17 YEAR OLD IN THE WEST COAST of the UNITED STATES, ranked top ten in the country for my age group, and have achieved the titles of national master and FIDE master. Along with this, I am also rated in the top 5% of all chess players. I have taught many chess camps for kids and adults across the California area and have 2 years of teaching experience. One of my biggest teaching accomplishments is assisting one of my students to go from #117 in the country to #13 in the country (gained 500 rating points) for their age group in a matter of 5 months! I welcome all levels and will make sure each lesson is tailored specifically to every student's needs. After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to ...

About Danial
Hello everyone, my name is Danial Asaria and I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world playing in tournaments representing the U.S on an international setting. I am a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and currently the NUMBER ONE 17-year-old on the west coast of the United States ranked top ten in the nation for my age. In addition, I have played some of the best in the world including former world champion Viswanathan Anand. My USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5%) I have taught for two years now in chess camps across the state for kids and adults and currently have regular students online as well. One of my biggest teaching accomplishments is assisting one of my students to go from #117 in the country to #13 in the country (gained 500 rating p
oints) for their age group in a matter of 5 months! After receiving many hours of coaching myself and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!
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Aidan C. August 9, 2018
· Chess · Online
My son USCF rating 1400+ took a trial lesson with Danial. Danial is methodical and systematic in his coaching. He was quick to identify what my son needs to improve in order to get to the next level. The most important thing is that my son enjoyed his one-hour lesson and literally felt that the lesson time flew by as it felt like only 2 minutes long to him. My son gives Danial thumbs up and 5 stars.
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Dean December 19, 2017
· Chess · Online
As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!
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Wilson December 17, 2017
· Chess · Online
Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!
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About Atousa P.

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Encino, CA

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Learn Chess from a Woman Chess Grand Master!

She's been teaching chess from beginner to advanced level for more than 10 years.
She's been playing chess professionally Since 1996.

About Atousa
Becoming the world youth champion at 12 and chess Grand Master at 20, would have never been possible without receiving the best chess lessons from my trainers and coaches. Everyone needs guidance in chess, I’m here to share my knowledge with you.

Despite being a professional chess player since I was 9, I’ve been teaching chess since 2006 and started my own chess school in 2008.

Private Lesson is an excellent way to learn, implement and achieve desired results for ambitious players or children who want to start chess methodically. Also, it helps any chess player to improve his/her proficiency. My students range are from beginner to master level.
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Joel July 29, 2019
· Chess · Online
She is an excellent teacher. Friendly. Good teaching style. Very smart. Encourages you to learn by starting with some basics. Nice sense of humor. Highly recommended!!!
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Jason July 29, 2019
· Chess · Online
Atousa is EXCELLENT! She is incredibly kind, patient, encouraging, and really knows her stuff! I've had one lesson with her and seriously look forward to my others with her in a big way. If one wants to learn chess - I'd highly recommend Atousa. She's really good!!
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Lily C. June 17, 2019
· Chess · In home
Atousa is a great chess player and chess teacher. She is sharp and strategic in chess playing, very knowledgeable, and very patient in teaching my daughter. My daughter enjoys learning chess from her.
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Atousa P.

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About Chris C.

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Austin, TX

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My teaching style is progressive and tailored to the individual student. Each lesson builds on what was learned before. We go over games that the student has played, especially losses to higher rated players. For beginning players and juniors I teach the fundamentals and build from there. Suggested books are Comprehensive Chess Course, for beginners, and Chess The Easy Way by Reuben Fine, for more advanced players.

About Chris
I'm a patient and experienced chess teacher with 8 years of experience teaching children and adults. My teaching approach is practical and fun. We look at the chess games that you've played, and I teach the fundamentals of chess strategy and tactics based on these games.

I have more than twenty years of tournament experience, and I was awarded the title of First Category player by the United States Chess Federation, along with a rating of 2050 (Expert). I have tournament wins against master-level players rated as high as 2300.

Whether you prefer in-person or online lessons I will work with your schedule to meet your needs.

The best way to improve is to regularly play rated games, analyze the games with a strong player, and learn from the books and videos that are well-matched to your skill level. I provide advice on all these re
sources and have teaching materials prepared if you are interested in spending some time on them.

Please message me here at this site for more information and to chat about your needs and goals.
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Scott May 25, 2019
· Chess · In home
Chris is an excellent teacher and he's really helped me improve my game. In one lesson he showed me an opening that I used to win against a strong player. We go over games that I've played and he always has helpful suggestions. I highly recommend Chris as a chess teacher.
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About Alexander A.

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Martinez, CA

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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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About Md K.

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Bronx, NY

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Chess is a game based on [Numerical unit+Logical unit ] . So the fact is let's try to understand what is chess and why is hard ? What is top secret behind the chess and her moves . And how we can quickly be a strong chess player .

After lot of self study I find out something, that I can teach u chess without even chess board.

And according to sequence we will learn skeleton, space advantage,Idea behind opening,Middle game, End game,Board unit variation, Idea behind tactic and sacrificial variation.
The most important in chess is Idea And you have to draw preciously photographic image on mind .
Thanks everyone for reading. Let's start our tour without chess board .

About Md
LET US LEARN CHESS WITH NEW IDEA OF NUMBERING . YOU WILL HEARD SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM ME THAN ANYBODY ELSE IN THIS WORLD. I FEEL PROUD TO BE FIGURE OUT THAT WHAT IS CHESS AND WHY IS HARD.
BUT AFTER YOU GET ONE LESSON FROM ME THAN YOU WILL EVALUATE I AM GOOD OR NOT IN TEACH.
I TEACH [ NUMERICAL UNIT OR BOARD UNIT+LOGICAL UNIT ],WHOLE BOARD MEMORIZE IN 1 MINUTES,
OPENING,STRATEGY,SPACE ADVANTAGE,PAWN SKELETON,MIDDLE GAME,ENDGAME. WE COULD DO EVERYTHING WITHOUT CHESS BOARD.

GIVE ME A CHANCE YOU WILL SEE THE DIFFERENT! THAN YOU PAY THANKS
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Md K.

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About Roy-Allen B.

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Cleveland, OH
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I work full time for a local nonprofit chess teaching organization. I am also studying to become a high school teacher. I am experienced working with both kids and adults. I am a Class B player with the US Chess Federation and a regular tournament competitor. I specialize in tournament preparation for beginner and novice players

About Roy-Allen
My name is Roy Bumpers aka Roy-Al aka Mr Bumpers the Chess Instructor!! I have played chess since I was a child and have been a tournament competitor for the last 4 years. I work full time for a chess teaching nonprofit organization and love to teach the game to anyone willing to learn. I specialize in tournament preparation for beginner and novice players. I do have both FBI and BCI background checks completed that I redo annually.
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Roy-Allen B.

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About Léo C.

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New York, NY
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I think that pawn breaks are an important concept in chess so I tend to include some kind of position where a central breakthrough may be played and would make the game more critical. Moreover I customize the type of positions in which we study those based on the kind of player you are and your skill levels (some openings leads to sharper positions than others). Finally endgames and tactics are also something to focus on according to what the student wants to get to.

About Léo
I enjoy playing and learning about chess so and that has made me a more prolific chess player and more knowledgeable chess teacher. I believe the amount of lines someone may remember is directly related to his/her strength. The way I've taken chess more seriously over the last couple of years allowed me to improve a lot, and the directions I've been taking are the ones that I share with my students in order to bring them to the level they're trying to get.
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Léo C.

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About Pavan S.

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Boulder, CO
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Chess is a game of strategy. What you learn here can be used to win in both games and life.
I have played chess competitively for the past 10 years, have won many tournaments and helped my university chess team finish 6th nationally in India.
I teach chess while correlating it to life using a very systematic approach peculiar to the thinking patterns of engineers.
I hope we get to journey onto the board together soon!

About Pavan
I am a competitive sportsman, specializing in both chess and badminton. I have played and won international chess tournaments and am a state ranked badminton player. I have shifted from India to study at Boulder and hope to teach chess and badminton to help aid my education fees.
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Pavan S.

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