Lawrence Biggs

Lawrence B.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach beginners, intermediate, and advanced players.

Advance players are those who play in tournaments and have a USCF (United States Chess Federation) rating between 1000-1799.

For advance players I offer a special package which includes a longer session, PGN (Portable Games Notation) of master level games and access to a chess Share drive.

About Lawrence B.

I have worked independently as a chess teacher for over 14 years. I play in National tournaments and I have an online chess profile.

I have worked with two of the largest chess instruction companies in the U.S., Silver Knights and Chess Wizards.

My primary focus is with students who play in tournaments but I also work well with people who just want to learn the game.

As a self taught player I understand and emphasize with adult players who have time constraints.

I have a BS degree in Marketing from Georgetown University

I have a MS degree in Information Technology from
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

When I am not teaching chess I work as a HR Consultant.


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26 Reviews
Rachel L.
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Lawrence is fantastic! Patient with me (a beginner!) and he makes it fun. Thanks!!

Posted Mar 23, 2021
Dominique K.
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Great instructor! Very knowledgeable and patient. He expands on any question you might have so you walk away from the lesson with a true understanding of the exercises.

Posted Dec 9, 2020
Andre K.
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Great Instructor, very knowledgeable, very positive experience as my chess teacher, extremely patient.

Posted Sep 10, 2020
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Lawerence is highly knowledgeable in all things chess! He was very patient with me, and explained things very thoroughly. I highly recommend! Will definitely be taking more lessons with him in the future.

Posted Jul 16, 2020
Steve Kaufman
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Very knowledgeable. Great Style

Posted Mar 20, 2020
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Very good instructor, I have had two lessons so far with Lawrence. The first lesson he introduced me to the type of software he uses, he referred me to certain websites I should check out, like where we analyzed some master games in the opening that I play and an overview of what we would cover in lessons. My second lessons we worked on some tactics and some positions because I wanted to focus on more of my middle game. And he also helped prepare me for an upcoming tournament I am playing in by going over my openings. His explanations are clear, and he provides many additional resources to explore and study.

Posted Jun 13, 2018
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Lawrence is just awesome .. I am doing so much better than I ever dreamt I could. I a so happy to have found him! Thank you Lawrence

Posted May 3, 2018
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Great teacher!

Posted Mar 14, 2018
steve K.
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Great teacher

Posted Jan 25, 2018
Bob N.
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As always, I learn a lot from Lawrence. And, to boot, have a good time doing it!

Posted Nov 21, 2017
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Lawrence continues to be an outstanding chess teacher!!! He easily gets 5 stars from me:)

Posted Nov 14, 2017
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Fun, sharp, and encouraging! Lawerence is a solid teacher!

Posted Oct 9, 2017
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Just wanted to add to the great reviews that Lawrence receives, I'm very impressed with my chess lessons from Lawrence. He is excellent at all aspects of teaching, furthermore, I recommend Lawrence to all those chess players that need help. Thanks Lawrence:)

Posted Jul 16, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

Excellent experience, I would recommend Lawrence to anyone. He is definitely the best chess instructor with whom I have ever worked.

Posted Jul 11, 2017
Xun D.
Profile-location-online Online

It has been a pleasure working with Mr. Lawrence. Very patient and kind. Wonderful teacher. My kids have had fun with Mr. Lawrence

Posted Apr 16, 2017
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My son liked the class and wanted to continue with the classes.

Posted Mar 8, 2017
Luca A.
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Great session! He was very patient with my 7 year old nephew and he demonatrated great knowledge in the material. Very enjoyable lesson. Thank you Lawrence!

Posted Jan 9, 2017
Dalton M.
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An excellent instructor who helped me see deeper in my strategical and tactical ability.

Posted Nov 11, 2016
Jude C.
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We just had first lesson with Lawrence.
I thought he was great! He's knowledgeable, patient & experienced.
My son enjoyed his time with Lawrence and he's excited about hie next lesson.
I should probably give him 5, but since it was only one lesson 4 for now. :)

Posted Oct 7, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Lawrence is an EXCELLENT teacher, I am enjoying his lessons and the way that Lawrence teaches. I plan on taking lessons with Lawrence for some time to come

Posted Oct 6, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Lawrence is experienced and helpful. He knows his stuff. My eyes were opened to things that I never saw before. Patient, lively instructor.

Posted Aug 18, 2016
Profile-location-home Student's Home

It has been great working with Lawrence. He has a great insight for the game of chess . He was always encouraging and very helpful . I am interested in continuing our sessions

Posted Jun 6, 2016
Profile-location-online Online

Very knowledgeable!

Posted May 22, 2016
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Posted May 18, 2016
Victoria P.
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Lawerence is a good teacher and explains simply the game of chess so that any one can learn

Posted May 17, 2016
Subbu P.
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Lawrence is the best and passionate chess teacher. He finds articles and other things that really help my son chess skills. I can contact him and schedule lesson as needed. My son loves and eagerly waits for his lessons every week. He is friendly with kids.

Posted Mar 17, 2016


Chess Instructor
Jan 2000 - Present

Ariez Group


Sep 1997 - Dec 1999

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Sep 1994 - May 1997

Georgetown University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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