Eric Sakurai

Eric S.

Torrance, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
You will have more confidence & fun when playing this great game after a few sessions whether your a beginner or more advanced.

About Eric S.

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.


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13 Reviews
Laila H.
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Eric was just amazing. He has so much patience with my 8 year old daughter. He is very knowledgeable and explained the game so she could understand. Shes just a beginner but definitely enjoyed her first sessions. I would recommend Eric.

Posted Nov 14, 2020

Great teacher,my daughter likes him a lot.

Posted Oct 26, 2019
Jing X.
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Eric is an excellent chess teacher. He is very patient and knowledgable. My son is always looking forward to meet him for class. I will highly recommend him to teach young kids.

Posted Jul 21, 2019
Larry H.
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Great first lesson. Eric was very knowledgeable and helpful!

Posted May 18, 2019
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I am an amateur chess player and wishing to improve. Eric was very friendly, patient and enthusiastic with me. He helped me work on what I need to get onto the next level. I definitely recommend booking him!

Posted Apr 20, 2019
Laurie McGuire
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Eric has been super with my nephew Enzo. He is very knowledgeable, and is really good to work with younger learners. He is also willing to sit with the rest of the family during the lesson so they can benefit from his knowledge as well!!

Posted Feb 21, 2019
Chloe S.
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Very informational. I learn a lot and had a great time!


Posted Feb 2, 2019
Vincent A.
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Eric is an incredibly talented chess player/instructor. His mastery of the game is only surpassed by his ability to teach it.

Posted Oct 15, 2018
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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.

Posted Jul 29, 2018
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Good teacher. Knows the game and the lines well and can relate to his students.

Posted Jan 29, 2018
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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.

Posted Jan 13, 2018
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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.

Posted Jan 15, 2017
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Eric was wonderful. He had lots of patience, which I appreciated. And he was very polite and respectful.

Posted Sep 12, 2016

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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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