Dipankar Ghosh
Minneapolis, MN
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Dipankar Ghosh

Dipankar G.

Minneapolis, MN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7% of all players in the United States. As a coach, I have coached over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

Each lesson will be personalized to the unique strengths and weaknesses of the individual student. You will go through a structured chess curriculum which will ensure there are no gaps in your understanding of the game.

Lessons will consist of the following :

->Analysis of the student's recent chess games with detailed feedback on all stages of the game
->In-depth discussion of openings, middlegame tactics and strategy, endgame technique
->Analysis of model games by World Champions and Grandmasters
->Anwering all chess-related questions of the student and filling in any gaps in understanding
->Homework assignments to reinforce the topics covered during a lesson

If you have always wanted to learn chess but never did, or you are an avid chess player but are tired of being stuck in a plateau and not seeing improvement, contact now and let's improve your chess!

About Dipankar G.

"My rating has gone up from 935 to 1474 in just 3 months working with Dipankar."
" I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points."
"The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament."

These are the testimonials from just a few of my students.

Learn from an International Chess Coach who is ranked in the top 7 % on all players in the United States. As a coach, I have trained over 100 students ages 5 to 80 for 4+ years. My students have gained more than 400 rating points in a span of 3 months.

As a player, I have over 14 years of experience competing in various national and international tournaments. My USCF rating is around 1900 which puts me in the top 7% of all players in the United States.

If you want to learn chess in a fun, engaging way and want to see improvement in your game, you have come to the right place.

My students have ranged from age 5 to 80 so no matter what is your age or experience level, rest assured that your lessons will be tailored to your specific needs and level.

I love teaching and my students can feel my passion for the game. I like to teach in a style that is both fun and instructive at the same time so that the students can get real results in terms of their chess improvement while staying engaged in the lesson content.

Each lesson is a balanced mix of new concepts, exercises, live analysis of student's games and personalized feedback to eliminate the weaknesses in the student's game.

If you want to improve a lot while having a lot of fun, send me a message!

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Aaron
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I have been taking lessons from Dipankar for five weeks. My game has already shown improvement. When I started my rating was 1050, now I am at 1250. That is a significant improvement. His lessons are engaging and he provides a lot of feedback. I recently won a difficult game using the tactics and pointers he provided in a recent lesson. I was elated. I recognized the advancement in my game. This coupled with Dipankar's tutelage continues to encourage me to strive for my goal of attaining a 2300 rating. I look forward to see what else I can achieve under his guidance.

Posted May 3, 2021
Namratha
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We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try.

We got to know Dipankar through TakeLessons. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons.

Posted Apr 25, 2021
Umesh Srirambhatla
Profile-location-online Online

He is very knowledgeable, communicative and patient. Training curriculum is very good. Definitely recommended!!

Posted Feb 10, 2021
Tommy
Profile-location-online Online

Dipankar is a great teacher. I feel like I can attain my chess goals with his instruction.

Posted Feb 8, 2021
Matt
Profile-location-online Online

I started taking lessons with Dipankar in November. At that point my rating was 1200-1300 on Chess.com. I have improved my rating to be around 1500.

Dipankar teaches in a way that makes you think about different positions and different strategies as if they were occurring in a game. He doesn't just give you the solution, he makes you talk him through your logic, and then points out any flaws / improvements that there may be. Ultimately, in a dynamic way, he has been able to improve my game.

I came to realize that the main reasons I was losing games was either an early tactical mistake, or a blunder mid game. Dipankar showed me how to think through each move, and some common problems to avoid.

I look forward to continuing lessons with Dipankar, and continuing to grow my game / rating.

Posted Jan 27, 2021
Mike
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Dipankar is an exceptional teacher. He is always well prepared, insightful and pushes me to become better. He reviews games for personalized feedback and also gives structured teaching. Highly recommend.

Posted Dec 14, 2020
Rohan
Profile-location-online Online

I'd highly recommend Dipankar!

Posted Nov 25, 2020
Richard
Profile-location-online Online

I have only been playing chess for about a year, but my knowledge and excitement about the game increased greatly once I discovered Dipankar as a teacher. He is a knowledgeable and patient teacher: explains everything very clearly and knows how to build on a solid foundation. My games have gotten much better, my rating has gone up and I am having much more fun. Try him - you will like him.

Posted Nov 14, 2020
Hrik S.
Profile-location-online Online

Dipankar is an awesome teacher! He is very patient, persuasive, and adept at teaching young kids. He adapts his style based on a child's progress and challenges them to up their game. He is not watching the clock while teaching and goes the extra mile. Our son has made great strides in a short amount of time. Highly recommend!
- Trish

Posted Nov 11, 2020
Umesh Srirambhatla
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient and detailed!

Posted Sep 27, 2020
Alonso
Profile-location-online Online

I have been taking lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience!. Dipankar really is a tremendous teacher, who quickly identifies my weaknesses as a player, which allows me me work towards eliminating those weaknesses.

My weakness is that I have the tendency to rush, or to assume that a move is the correct one, when it's not! Dipankar's system has taught me to stop assuming, to look for further moves and to choose the correct move more often than before.

My Chess rating has gone up and I am a much stronger player today thanks to Dipankar! I strongly recommend him to any Player that wants to improve.

Posted Sep 3, 2020
DeVon H
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Dipankar, is an excellent chess instructor. He currently teaches my 8 yr old daughter, and 12 yr old son. They are two completely different types of students however Dipankar has adapted to their individual personality types and the way that they learn. Dipankar is very knowledgeable and well equipped to teach young players and improve their skills. Dipankar has patience, and more importantly teaches them good habits that will help them far beyond chess. My children enjoy lessons with Dipankar they laugh and learn.

Posted Aug 23, 2020
Namitha
Profile-location-online Online

Very good coach. Really patient with the kids and the kids like him and are always keen to attend the classes

Posted Aug 22, 2020
Purushotama Cherukur
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent teacher, my daughter enjoys every class and like the home works. Learnt a lot in just few classes..

Posted Aug 20, 2020
Kate
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Posted Jun 20, 2020
Jordan H.
Profile-location-online Online

He was very good with my son who had never played chess before. He can’t wait for next weeks lesson.

Posted May 16, 2020
Richard Blinkoff
Profile-location-online Online

I can't say best instructor ever, since he was the first I ever had. But he was clear and smart and taught me a great deal in our session. I can't wait to take the second lesson.

Posted May 13, 2020
Brett
Profile-location-online Online

Dipankar has been an absolute wonder for my chess improvement; after only one lesson! He has a real talent for finding one's weaknesses in their play simply by quickly analyzing their games which is a huge asset. Secondly, he also takes time to not only give you areas to work on, but also the means and resources to do so. Dipankar was constantly giving me advice as weeks went by and has been coaching me regardless of wether or not I am in a lesson! He is a natural teacher and a stellar guy. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their chess.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Kelsey
Profile-location-online Online

My son is so excited about chess and increasing his skillset from lessons with Dipankar!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Jennifer
Profile-location-online Online

Dipankar is very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated. I received lessons from him for 6 months and in that time I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points.
I highly recommend Dipankar for chess lessons!

Posted Feb 19, 2020
Jessica
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I've taken informal lessons with Dipankar for the last 2 years or so. He does a great job at explaining the game of chess. He is very patient. I have been able to learn a few different openings and have seen great improvement in my games. It is apparent Dipankar loves the game of chess and has an avid interest in improving his own abilities. You won't find a better fit!

Posted Feb 9, 2020
Malvika
Profile-location-online Online

I have been learning from Dipankar for around 15 months and I like his teaching style a lot.

The sessions are fun and educational and although I was a total beginner, I recently got my first ever medal in a chess tournament.

Posted Jan 30, 2020

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Experience

Private Chess Coach
Jan 2011 - May 2020

Private Chess Coach

Taught private and group chess lessons to over 100 students between ages 5 and 80. My students have gained more than 400 rating points in a span of 3 months.

Education

Bachelor of Technlogy (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering)
Apr 2006 - Apr 2010

National Institute of Technology Rourkela

Languages

Bengali

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Hindi

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

USCF Category 1 Player
Jan 2020

United States Chess Federation

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