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I am a 30 year old chess expert. I started playing chess in college as a beginner and jumped to expert while going to school, as I developed a deep passion for the game. I taught myself how to play from ground-up and because of this I know what works to improve your game in the fastest time. During my time learning the game I also began teaching individual and groups of students, helping them to dramatically improve their game while I improved as well. Throughout this time I developed a very unique training system that I believe provides the best opportunity for improvement. I will show you how to develop intuition for chess positions and how to dramatically improve your tactical analysis. I teach everyone from beginners to masters, and my teaching structure is prepared individually for each student depending on their current experience. I believe in teaching through understanding rather than memorization although I am extremely advanced in opening theory as well. This approach places value on pawn structure understanding as well as moving through the opening to the endgame portions of the game. Any student who truly desires to get better will see dramatic results in their game. Not only will my lessons provide invaluable knowledge of the game but I also will show you how you can improve on your own as well. I expect most of my students to eventually pass me in skill if they choose to pursue chess as a serious hobby.
I am an active United States Chess Federation (USCF) member since 2002. I taught chess during college in 2003 through 2005 for a chess business. Here I taught both individual and group lessons, helped run chess camps and study chess. I have won numerous tournaments throughout my career including a 2nd and a first place prize at the Chicago Open. I have also played in numerous events such as HP Global, World Open, and US Class.
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