Eric Sakurai

Eric S.

Torrance, CA
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Eric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 60

Teaching since:
June 1997

Hello Fellow Chess Players and Game Enthusiast, I can certainly help you not only to improve your game whether you are a astute active tournament player (for rating under 1500), wanting to be able to play a good game with your friends and/or rival, and/or just to have fun with this game whether you play online or with a board and pieces.
I have been playing tournament chess for over 25 years and achieved a Life Candidate Master Title by the US Chess Federation since 1996.


Bachelor of Science in Business Adminstration
May 1988 - May 1995
California State University of Long Beach


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Candidate Master Title
Dec 1995
United States Chess Federation


United States Chess Federation
Jun 1989

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

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6 Reviews

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Vincent A. Oct 15, 2018
Chess · In home

Eric is an incredibly talented chess player/instructor. His mastery of the game is only surpassed by his ability to teach it.

Catt Jul 29, 2018
Chess · In home

Eric truly enjoys the game of chess and shares his knowledge and love of the game with his students. He is patient, encouraging and makes learning fun.

Jon Jan 29, 2018
Chess · In home

Good teacher. Knows the game and the lines well and can relate to his students.

Caitlin Jan 13, 2018
Chess · In home

Eric was very patient with my little one. He not only teaches the game, he looks to make it fun and exciting. We enjoyed the lesson and hope to continue with him.

joseph Jan 15, 2017
Chess · In home

my 8 yo son is a beginner. Eric was very nice and patient.
easy to follow instructions and promotes thinking behind every move.
great fun. highly recommend.

Gwendolyn Sep 12, 2016
Chess · In home

Eric was wonderful. He had lots of patience, which I appreciated. And he was very polite and respectful.

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