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chess teaching that will help your rating skyrocket!

Chess is a beatufull, fun, creative and also one of the most ancient games!My teaching method constitutes of a variety of fun and interesting exercises, but also hard, instructional lessons, which combined guarantees to make your chess improve!

We will look at all sorts of interesting puzzles, games, strategic ideas and plans.

What separates me from other tutors is the fact that I was a begginer not so long ago, so I know how the mind of a begginer chess player works, and how to improve on it easily and quickly!

The lessons are mostly targeted at begginers and intermidiate level players. Kids and adult imrpovers are welcome alike!

Location

Online via webcam

General info

Skills:
Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

My teaching method constitutes of a variety of fun and interesting exercises, but also hard, instructional lessons, which combined guarantees to make your chess improve!

We will look at all sorts of interesting puzzles, games, strategic ideas and plans.

What separates me from other tutors is the fact that I was a begginer not so long ago, so I know how the mind of a begginer chess player works, and how to improve on it easily and quickly!

The lessons are mostly targeted at begginers and intermidiate level players. Kids and adult improvers are welcome alike!

Education

I am 1900+ FIDE rated player and a chess coach. Have played many FIDE rated tournaments over the last 2 years. Love to work on chess and to pass on my knowlegde. Like to play mainly attacking, fun chess, usually by sacrificing a lot of material!

Experience / Qualifications

1900+ rated fide player that was a begginer not so long ago! Will help you improve with fun, excitment and ease in no time.

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