Hassan Doostdar
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Hassan Doostdar

Hassan D.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 an incoming Neuroscience and Philosophy double major at the University of Chicago.


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5 Reviews
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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 10, 2021
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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
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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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Hassan is a very kind and friendly coach. He challenges me to think for my own, and he is then able to give his own input. He is able to point out my strengths and weaknesses, as well as being able to give advice and share resources accordingly to aid with my overall chess growth. He was definitely able to help me improve a lot. I strongly recommend him as a coach!

Posted Jun 7, 2021
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I took one-on-one chess lesson from Hassan and I was very impressed by his teaching style. Like giving time to think, asking questions, giving feedback.He pointed out my weaknesses and strengths. He also focused his lesson according to my attacking playing style and gave me enough resources to study and improve on my weaknesses and make strengths stronger. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole time and I hope you do too .

Posted Jun 6, 2021


Apr 2020 - Present


2000-2100 online Rapid/Blitz rating on Lichess.com https://lichess.org/@/blabrey


Dec 2020 - Present

University of Chicago

HS Degree
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020

Jones College Prep



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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