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Hassan D.
Teaches Online
Improve your Chess rapidly and efficiently with carefully designed training positions
I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO. I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a boost in skill and knowledge, or just a strong training partner, will also have much to gain from my broad knowledge of chess history, openings, and themes. Chess is a universal game which has benefits that extend beyond the board. I look forward to exploring its depths with you!
About Hassan D.

I am a Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago. I have years of experience teaching, tutoring, and working with children ages 5-15 in a variety of subjects and contexts. More recently since 2019, I have worked with adults and children of all ages in learning the great game of chess, which I am deeply passionate about, and taught myself to a high level (99 percentile online, 5/6 tournament result in the recent Chicago Open) over the course of around a year and a half. I look forward to sharing my love of the game with you and improving fast!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2019

Education

BA

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Teaches ages 5+

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Speaks Farsi

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Hassan D.
Teaches Online
Improve your Chess rapidly and efficiently with carefully designed training positions
I will teach you the great game of chess! I am experienced in teaching players of all ages, from total beginners to the high intermediate range of 1600-1700 ELO. I will help you absorb key motifs and strategic plans in an enjoyable way, by guiding you through a carefully selected set of brilliant games and thematic positions which will boost your understanding. To balance out this conceptual work, we will learn concrete chess thought processes which are actually applicable throughout life: how to use the principle of falsification to sort good-looking moves from truly effective ones, how to manage your time both in training and over the board, how to select an opening and prepare a repertoire, and how to evaluate and understand any chess position. Ambitious players, including kids looking to break into tournament play, can look forward to my tried and tested methods for rapid chess improvement, which are based around rigorous tactical training, while casual players looking for a boost in skill and knowledge, or just a strong training partner, will also have much to gain from my broad knowledge of chess history, openings, and themes. Chess is a universal game which has benefits that extend beyond the board. I look forward to exploring its depths with you!
About Hassan D.

I am a Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago. I have years of experience teaching, tutoring, and working with children ages 5-15 in a variety of subjects and contexts. More recently since 2019, I have worked with adults and children of all ages in learning the great game of chess, which I am deeply passionate about, and taught myself to a high level (99 percentile online, 5/6 tournament result in the recent Chicago Open) over the course of around a year and a half. I look forward to sharing my love of the game with you and improving fast!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2019

Education

BA

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks Farsi

Speaks

Has background check

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Chess
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$40
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First 3 lessons
$30
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Hassan went above and beyond as a chess instructor. Before we met, he went thru my games and familiarized himself with how I play and found my weaknesses. When we joined the call, he had some sample positions for me to analyze and did a great job explaining how I should approach that position. Hassan also frequently took the time to make sure I understood the concept and made sure to come up with sample situations for any question that I had. Within 1 lesson, I felt that I had much better grasp of how to improve and what I need to work on. Strongly recommend Hassan to anyone who wants to take their chess game to the next level

Posted Jun 11, 2021
Online

Hassan is amazing! He helped me gain a new perspective, and better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses. His personalised list of tactics to practice and grandmaster games to study has helped me tremendously to improve. He continues to support and guide me post-lesson. A highly recommended instructor!

Posted Jun 8, 2021
Online

I met Hassan over video call, and sent him a lichess study of my previous classical games. He was incredibly flexible, helpful, and instructive. He was tremendously good at teaching patterns, middlegame planning, as well as giving me general opening advice. I would wholeheartedly recommend him as an instructor.

Posted Jun 8, 2021
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Apr 2020 - Present
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2000-2100 online Rapid/Blitz rating on Lichess.com https://lichess.org/@/blabrey
BA
Dec 2020
University of Chicago
HS Degree
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
Jones College Prep
Farsi
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Instructor details
Chess
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
60 minutes
$40
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30