Kyle Barry
Torrance, CA
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Kyle Barry

Kyle B.

Torrance, CA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I'm a passionate chess player with an extensive knowledge of chess theory who specializes in teaching beginner/intermediate (up to ~1600 USCF) players of all ages. Lessons will be personalized to focus on student's weaknesses and areas of needed improvement, as well as generalized chess instruction. Chess is a great platform to improve critical thinking skills and one's ability to focus, as well as a great way to have fun. My lessons will help you or your children gain an understanding of the art of chess and improve your confidence and ability to play the game.

About Kyle B.

I'm a class B (almost class A) player who has been playing chess competitively for the last few years, though I've been playing the game since I was a child. I regularly play in competitive over-the-board tournaments, as well as playing daily online. I am currently in the top 1% of players on Chess.com. I have an International Master as a coach, so I am constantly learning myself and I understand what it's like to be a student of the game.
I can analyze student's games, identify weak areas of play, and develop a personalized routine to help you improve. Every day, I dedicate hours of studying to chess openings, tactics, chess history, endgames, and strategic concepts, and I am eager to teach this information to others.

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Shaojuan
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Very good at explaining and very patient

Posted Oct 7, 2021
Tracy
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good class

Posted Sep 9, 2021
Shaojuan
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very patient and clear with explaining

Posted Jul 29, 2021
Doug Johnson
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Kyle is an excellent instructor. I'm a beginner and have learned so much. My puzzle rating has gone from 500 to over 1000. I'm looking forward to playing some games and feel confident my game will change dramatically too.

Posted Jun 7, 2021
Castor
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Kyle is good teacher that has my son engaged in the game.

Posted May 5, 2021
Suzanne
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My 12 year old son looks forward to his chess lessons each week with Kyle. He’s engaged and motivated to continue learning. Kyle is patient, educates at an appropriate level, and makes learning feel like “just games”. Really impressive; especially as it’s all virtual!

Posted Mar 30, 2021
Suzanne
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very nice guy

Posted Mar 3, 2021
Charles
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Our 15-year old son thoroughly really enjoyed his first class with Kyle. He described Kyle as knowledgeable, prepared, and friendly.

Posted Feb 20, 2021
Arwa
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Posted Jan 28, 2021
Arwa
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i like kyle so mutch put him on super bowl add

Posted Jan 14, 2021
Martin H.
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Kyle is knowledgeable, patient, and personable. He knows chess forwards and backwards and has a lot of information to guide a new player, or in my case, a returning player. His teaching was a very good experience for me.

Posted Dec 16, 2020
Emeen
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My son is only 6 but loved his first session and is exited about continuing. I wasn't sure if he would appreciate the online platform but he enjoyed it. Thanks!

Posted Dec 4, 2020
Tracy
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vewy good im zelman

Posted Nov 19, 2020
Aashish D.
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good

Posted Nov 2, 2020
Evelyn V.
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My daughter learned quickly and really enjoyed her lessons

Posted Oct 31, 2020
Ava
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!!!!!!!!!!!!👍

Posted Oct 30, 2020
Michael L.
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I thank you are great

Posted Oct 7, 2020
Poorva P.
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He gives puzzles but at the same time he teaches you chess history, best instructor ever!

Posted Oct 5, 2020
Kannon
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Kyle is very patient with my 8 year old. He was able to identify my child’s weaknesses quickly and begin to quickly improve his skills. I would recommend him as your son or daughters chess coach.

Posted Sep 21, 2020
Meg & Mal P.
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We had an excellent first session with Kyle - so much so that my kids wanted the next class right away!

Posted Aug 31, 2020
Sam
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We have had a very positive experience with Kyle as our chess teacher. He is extremely patient with both our 5 year old and 7 year old. They look forward to their chess lesson every week. Highly recommend.

Posted Aug 18, 2020
David
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Kyle’s super knowledgeable about chess and a great teacher. Sign up for his lessons now. Do it. Do it now. Do it.

Posted Aug 1, 2020
Ellie G.
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Mr Kyle is patient and nice. He helps me understand different strategies. He makes it fun to play chess too. It is easy to connect on Lichess.org and complete study homework.

Posted Jul 27, 2020
Mauricio
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Kyle has a really strong knowledge base and applies it in the form of examples from historical games when answering my questions. His patience and thoughtfulness in response to my questions are so helpful! A great teacher!

Posted Jul 4, 2020
Dominick M.
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This was my first chess lesson, Kyle was great.
I highly recommend him.

Posted Jun 26, 2020
Angie
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Our daughter just started her first chess lesson with Kyle. He was friendly, patient and encouraging. Looking forward to learning more about the game this summer!

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Arnav J.
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My first chess lesson and Kyle was kind, patient, thorough and passionate about chess. I am excited for my next class.

Posted Jun 22, 2020
Maya V.
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Great first lesson

Posted Jun 9, 2020
Mauricio
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Kyle is patient with my questions and then explains options in a way that is clear and so helpful!

Posted May 9, 2020
Mauricio
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Great first class!!

Posted May 1, 2020
Will
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Great first lesson!

Posted May 1, 2020
Frances Chen
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Kyle is an awesome teacher! My 8 year old son learns so much at each and every class!

Posted Apr 30, 2020
John N.
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Kyle does a great job teaching and explaining concepts. I learned a lot of valuable fundamentals about end game that are really going to help me going forward. I would highly recommend him!

Posted Apr 26, 2020
Ava
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He explained a lot stuff

Posted Apr 24, 2020
Ethan T.
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Kyle was very friendly and patience with my child(9 years old)

Posted Apr 23, 2020
Dara P.
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he is amazing

Posted Apr 8, 2020
Asha S.
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he is good at teaching and is fun to learn with

Posted Apr 5, 2020
Dara P.
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kyle is awesome he is awesome at chess you should have him to

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Zoran
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Zoran thoroughly enjoyed his first class and was very happy with Kyle's teaching style. He certainly like to take more classes with Kyle and I will pay and book for the same shortly. Thank you for all your dedication and willingness to coach Zoran. cheers

Posted Mar 30, 2020
Dara P.
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your awesome

Posted Mar 26, 2020
Michael L.
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It was a good experience! thank you.

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Gerard M.
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Both my kids had their first class with Kyle today. He was really Awesome. They loved every minute of the class. They can wait for the next class. Thanks Kyle.

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Zelman Z.
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Wonderful experience. My eight year old son loves his class.

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Tracy
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Your always ready.-Zelman Zhang

Posted Jan 30, 2020
Mo Aimaq
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This guy is awesome! Really patient.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
Sharon L.
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Our 11-yr. old grandson was very happy with the things Kyle was able to show him. He felt he learned multiple strategies and he is very excited to use them!

Posted Jan 20, 2020
Gary Marks
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Had a very good experience with Kyle. Learned a lot in one hour.

Posted Jan 16, 2020
Miriam

My daughter was very happy with the lesson. Learning new things already. Eager for the next lesson.

Posted Jan 11, 2020
Ruben Y.
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Tonight was my son Ruben’s first lesson. He was engaged from the first minute. He thoroughly enjoyed the whole lesson and is looking forward to more!

Posted Dec 21, 2019
Carter C.
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My son said it was very good class, the teacher helped him a lot

Posted Nov 22, 2019
Alex
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I had a great session with Kyle. He helped me better understand decision making in the opening of the game, and talked me through different ways on how to focus on other aspects of the game. Meeting up with him was easy. I enjoyed my lesson, and he seems like an overall cool dude.

Posted Nov 13, 2019
Kevin M.

The lesson went very excellently. Kyle was prepared yet flexible. Most importantly I learned.

Posted Nov 8, 2019
Zach

Kyle is an amazing instructor! In one session he went over six or seven studies and allowed me to try and work out complicated winning ideas in different positions, and then showed me the correct ones and more importantly, the ideas that a chess player should take away from them. I can genuinely say that even in that one session, I feel like Kyle helped me substantially improve as a chess player.

Posted Oct 19, 2019
Elad
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Had a nice online 1-hour lesson with Kyle, who helped me with some of my questions I had in certain position. Helped me realize which parts of the game I had to work on more.

Posted Oct 5, 2019
Connor
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Great instructor. Really knows his stuff and comes prepared to help you develop your skills in the most effective way possible. I had a great experience and learned a ton in just a one hour lesson.

Posted Oct 5, 2019
Cole Borsch
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Dude really knows his stuff and goes above and beyond to try to help you identify your weaknesses and then improve on them. I've already gone up a few dozen rating points and I've only just started with him.

Posted Aug 15, 2019
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