Florin Felecan

Florin F.

Evanston, IL

About Florin F.

Background check: Last verified 04/20/2017
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Florin teaches: Ages 10 and up
Teaching since: 2011
Last sign in: 6 days ago


I am an International Master and 2015 co-champion of the State of Illinois. I have been coaching full time since 2011 and helping players increase their rating and get more wins!
If you have any questions at all send me a message and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Also if you do not see a certain time slot available you can check with me to see if indeed that slot is taken.

For lessons I typically use Dasher:

and Skype (audio only).
You could try to use the iOS version (https://www.chessclub.com/downloads) instead but it has a few more glitches than the Windows version.

You can get a free 30 day trial on ICC (Internet Chess Club) after that it will be $10/month but it is the best chess server out there for finding the right kind of players.

Right now I am only accepting online lessons, thanks for stopping by!

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6 Reviews on Florin F.

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David J. Jun 15, 2017
· Chess · Online Florin is a great instructor. I asked my son (age 12) if he used any of Florin's advice/teachings in his latest chess tournament, and he said, "Yes! I used EVERYTHING he taught me." :)
Alex Apr 5, 2017
· Chess · In studio We had great conversation in general and insights in chess. Florin is very engaging and great individual. Overjoyed to have met him. Alex
Kevin Jan 4, 2017
· Chess · Online What a great instructor! After six months of lessons I can say, without a doubt, Florin is the best instructor anyone could hope for. Florin is very knowledgeable and helped me improve my game more than I could ever imagine. He is patient and takes the time to explain difficult concepts. It is not everyday you get the opportunity to receive lessons from an International Master.
Lelle Nov 24, 2016
· Chess · Online Florin is a very patient, knowledgeable, and kind teacher and our daughter loves her lessons with him.
David May 24, 2016
· Chess · Online I have really enjoyed my lessons with Florin. It is a fantastic opportunity to take lessons from an International Master, because Florin is able to quickly and clearly explain chess concepts to me in a way that I can immediately use in my games. My game has improved markedly since studying with Florin. He always keeps the lessons filled with good content but makes them relaxing and fun. I intend to continue my study with Florin and I strongly recommend him as a chess instructor.
Candice Feb 4, 2016
· Chess · Online Very helpful and knowledgeable of the game and tactics. I'm a beginner, but I felt like a pro by the end of the lesson. I learned so much. Highly recommended.
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