Jerry Sherrard
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Jerry Sherrard

Jerry S.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!

About Jerry S.

I am a USCF CM level chess coach with 15 years assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class. I have an aggressive attacking style and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty, so if you are looking for exciting chess then you are in the right place. I will improve your knowledge in Strategy, Openings, Middlegame, Endgame, Positional Elements, and Tactics. We will train your essential skills such as Calculation, Psychology, and Time Management. These are just a few of the things we will explore and learn. My ultimate goal for each of my students is to someday beat.. ME! I'm looking forward to assisting you on the road to mastery of our amazing and beautiful game.


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Lead Instructor
Apr 2011 - Aug 2018

Mozek Games

Lead instructor for summer chess camps and after school chess clubs for various schools in the Portland metro area.


Jan 2019 - Present

Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko


Candidate Master
Jun 2014


Candidate Master title received.


Jun 2010
FIDE believes that all nations should be included in the international chess community. Our aim is to achieve significant growth in the number of people of all ages participating in chess events at all levels and to develop chess by increasing the level of tournament participation globally. The objective is twofold, to assist our best chess players to continue to achieve new peaks of excellence and to increase the pool of talent from which new champions will emerge.
United States Chess Federation
Jun 2010
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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