Chris Cohen

Chris C.

Austin, TX
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Lesson Details

Chess

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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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About

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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

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 resources 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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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 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.

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Photos & Videos

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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.
Chess endgame lesson: Using Triangulation in King and Pawn endings
Chess endgame lesson: King and Queen versus King and Pawn

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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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