Danial Asaria

Danial A.

Santa Monica, CA
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Hello everyone, my name is Danial Asaria and I am a professional chess player that has traveled across the world competing in tournaments representing the U.S. After achieving the master title at age 11, I have become a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and am currently the NUMBER ONE 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. In addition, I have played some of the best in the world including world champion Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura. My peak USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master. (top 5% in the world) I founded the Asaria School of Chess and have taught for three years in chess camps across the state with students ranging from 5-85 years old. 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! In addition, one of my students went from 1700-2000+ in less than a year! After receiving many hours of coaching myself (even from Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand) and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. My personalized approach, creating lessons tailored to each individual, dramatically improves players' weaknesses at an accelerated pace. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!

About Danial A.

Hello everyone, my name is Danial and after 11 years of chess experience have become a professional chess player that has traveled around the world competing in tournaments representing the U.S. After achieving the master title at age 11, I have become a 5-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION and am currently the NUMBER ONE 18-year-old on the west coast of the United States. In addition, I have defeated Grandmasters and played some of the best in the world including world champion Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura. My peak USCF rating is 2390 and my FIDE rating is 2340 awarding me the titles of national master and FIDE master (top 5% in the world).

I founded my School of Chess and have taught for three years in chess camps across the state with students ranging from 5-85 years old. 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! In addition, one of my students went from 1700-2000+ in less than a year! After receiving many hours of coaching myself (even from Former World Champion Viswanathan Anand) and improving to where I am today, I can guarantee I can help you get to the next level. My personalized approach, creating lessons tailored to each individual, dramatically improves players' weaknesses at an accelerated pace. If you are ready to improve your Chess don’t hesitate to shoot me a message!

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Jordan
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At 34 years old I never expected to be taking chess lessons from a young prodigy who is 15 years younger than me. But I am so happy I took the chance. Danial has not only shown me the beauty in the game, but taught me life lessons that I have even used in my professional career. Each lesson really is specified to what I need to work on, and he can answer any single question I ask on the topic. The best teacher I have had in a very long time, and I would recommend him extremely highly. A diamond in the rough.

Posted May 15, 2020
Angela
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Amazing teacher! My daughter has had many other coaches, but her rating wasn't improving. After only a couple months under Danial's instruction she was able to improve 100 rating points and learn more than she did in a year with other coaches! He is a very engaging, hardworking teacher and all around a very nice person.

Posted May 8, 2020
Ryan
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At first I thought the price was too expensive, but after only one class with my son I was blown away! We not take regular classes from Danial twice a week. His ability to work with kids and not only make the game fascinating, but convey complex ideas in easy to understand ways is unmatched! In addition, his many years of international tournament experience and ideas gathered from the best in the world is clearly evident. 10/10 recommend. He is the best teacher I have seen on the platform!

Posted May 6, 2020
Michael
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Fantastic coach and teacher. Clear, concise, with an extremely high level of expertise. The best I have ever worked with. Quickly improve your game and strategy. Great personality and enthusiasm!

Posted May 1, 2020
Xia
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The teacher young , but my son likes him. More accessible. He feel he can understand better . When the first lesson finish. My son very exciting!
The teacher know how can let student love chess!

Posted Apr 30, 2020
Jonah R.
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Thanks Danial! That was a great first lesson. Looking forward to more.

Posted Nov 10, 2019
Aidan C.
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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.

Posted Aug 9, 2018
Dean
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As a high rated 1500+ player, Danial was able to teach many new things about my openings and how I ca imrpove. Great coach!

Posted Dec 19, 2017
Wilson
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Very good chess player! Definitely worth the money!

Posted Dec 17, 2017
Rachel
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Great Teacher!

Posted Dec 17, 2017
Michael
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Danial is a very strong chess player who has a lot of knowledge on the game! Fun lesson and I learned a lo!

Posted Dec 17, 2017
John
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Danial was a very patient and informative instructor. His skill level goes way beyond your average coach as if he is almost a gm. On top of this he made chess intriguing and I would definitely recommend him.

Posted Dec 17, 2017

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Experience

Lead Chess Instructor
Jan 2017 - Present

Private company

I have been teaching for over 3 years both online and in person. My students have improved tremendously, one of them even becoming the 13th best 8-year-old in the country! On average my students gain anywhere from 300-500 rating points in a year.

Lead Coordinator for the Western Region Chess Tournament
Aug 2016 - Present

Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board

Host annual free tournaments for the community for all ages

Head Chess Coach
May 2016 - Present

Aga Khan Foundation

Teach free weekly senior classes to encourage lifelong learning

Chess Coach
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016

Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences Summer Enrichment Chess Program

Instructed 30 students ages 7-13 in the fundamental concepts of chess through custom lectures and interactive puzzles. Performed blindfold and simultaneous exhibitions to foster a love for the game.

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

5 Time National Chess Champion
Nov 2019

United States Chess Federation

Life Master
Aug 2019

United States Chess Federation

Champion of Susan Polgar National Open
Apr 2019

United States Chess Federation/Susan Polgar

Youngest Champion of the 54TH ANNUAL AMERICAN OPEN
Nov 2018

United States Chess Federation

FIDE Master
Jun 2018

World Chess Federation

National Master
Aug 2017

United States Chess Federation

Letter from Former President Barack Obama
Jul 2016

Barack Obama/White House

Commendation by the City of Santa Monica
Feb 2016

Mayor of Santa Monica- Tony Vasquez

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