Chris Cohen

Chris C.

Austin, TX
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Chris delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
2012

Experience Summary:

More than twenty years of tournament experience; tournament wins; wins against master (2300) players. Three years teaching experience, including online and in person lessons for both children and adults. Presented lectures at the Texas Tech Knight Raiders chess club on tactics and combinations.

Teaching Style:

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.

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For one-on-one lessons, we meet weekly at a quiet place such as a bookstore or library. I also give lessons in the home. Lessons are one hour in length. Bring the game score of recent games for us to look at, if possible! I encourage students to play during the week and can give you info on local clubs and other places to play.

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Experience

Chess instuctor
Mar 2012 - Mar 2019
Chris Cohen

I have worked with children aged 6 through 12, giving weekly chess lessons. My teaching method is progressive and structured, with each lesson building on the ones before. We go over games that the child has played as teaching opportunities to learn chess strategy, tactics and preparation.

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Education

History
Sep 1981 - Jun 1987
Princeton University

Certifications

Ist Category title
Oct 1992
United States Chess Federation

I was awarded this title in 1992 by the USCF. I have also achieved an Expert rating of over 2000.

Photos & Videos

Chess endgame lesson: The Box Method; Winning with King and Rook versus King
Chess endgame lesson: The Square of the Pawn
Chess mini-lesson: Smothered mate.
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