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The Best Chess Tutors in Irvine, CA

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Rama G. Near Irvine, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Rama G.
30/hour

Experienced and Effective Chess Tutor

I am a very effective chess tutor/chess coach for anyone from an absolute beginner to an intermediate tournament player. I have competed in over 50 nationally rated chess tournaments and I was ranked in the 90th percentile (the top 10%) of nationally ranked players in over-the-board chess... See Rama's full profile

30/hour
5.0 (93)
336 hours tutoring Chess out of 337 hours
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I am a very effective chess tutor/chess coach for anyone from an absolute beginner to an intermediate tournament player. I have competed in over 50 nationally rated chess tournaments and I was ranked in the 90th percentile (the top 10%) of nationally ranked players in over-the-board chess...See Rama's full profile

Olufemi A. Near Irvine, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Olufemi A.
40/hour

Chess Player with 8 years of experience

I was the winner of inaugural Santa Ana College chess competition in 2018. I'm also in the 98% percentile ranking on chess.com for blitz and bullet chess. My rating is a 2100 on average for the two time formats I actively play. See Olufemi's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (26)
127 hours tutoring
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I was the winner of inaugural Santa Ana College chess competition in 2018. I'm also in the 98% percentile ranking on chess.com for blitz and bullet chess. My rating is a 2100 on average for the two time formats I actively play.See Olufemi's full profile

Carlos G. Near Irvine, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Carlos G.
60/hour

Instruction with a user-friendly, patient and methodical approach

I have been playing chess for over 10 years. I am able to teach at the beginning to intermediate levels. See Carlos's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (30)
129 hours tutoring
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I have been playing chess for over 10 years. I am able to teach at the beginning to intermediate levels. See Carlos's full profile

Cau Duong L. Near Irvine, CA, available for online & in-person tutoring
Cau Duong L.
60/hour

Advanced Math/Chess

I have a Masters Degree in Math from UCLA, BS in Math from UCI with minor in Computer Science, GPA: 3.928 Magna Cum Laude, and an Honors in Mathematics. I am a National Master of Chess with USCF Rating 2230. I specialize in endgame, tactics, and knight vs bishop situations. I am Adjunct Faculty at Glendale... See Cau Duong's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (286)
37 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,378 hours
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I have a Masters Degree in Math from UCLA, BS in Math from UCI with minor in Computer Science, GPA: 3.928 Magna Cum Laude, and an Honors in Mathematics. I am a National Master of Chess with USCF Rating 2230. I specialize in endgame, tactics, and knight vs bishop situations. I am Adjunct Faculty at Glendale...See Cau Duong's full profile

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Austin E.
80/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Tutoring for Casual and Tournament Players

...ability. After this, studying chess tactics becomes crucial for the player looking to improve quickly. A mastery of chess tactics supplemented with a firm grasp of the endgame is the most effective road to chess success. Once students have a strong... See Austin's full profile

80/hour
5.0 (231)
880 hours tutoring Chess out of 891 hours
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...ability. After this, studying chess tactics becomes crucial for the player looking to improve quickly. A mastery of chess tactics supplemented with a firm grasp of the endgame is the most effective road to chess success. Once students have a strong...See Austin's full profile

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Theodore E.
60/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Player with Tournament Experience, top 1.5% of chess.com players

I am a USCF tournament chess player, with OTB rating of 1550, chess.com blitz rating of 2030, lichess blitz rating of 2140. Haven't played in tournaments for a while so my otb rating is much lower than it should be, but chess.com is a... See Theodore's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (366)
738 hours tutoring Chess out of 737 hours
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I am a USCF tournament chess player, with OTB rating of 1550, chess.com blitz rating of 2030, lichess blitz rating of 2140. Haven't played in tournaments for a while so my otb rating is much lower than it should be, but chess.com is a...See Theodore's full profile

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Josh L.
30/hour

Near Irvine, CA

20-Year Chess Coach with 15 State Championships (Teams/Indiv)

Classroom and private chess coach for 20+ years. Former US Chess Expert with 2100 Chess.com Rapid Rating. 15 Arizona State Championship teams and individuals in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Chess Teacher for over 1000... See Josh's full profile

30/hour
4.9 (126)
448 hours tutoring Chess out of 556 hours
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Classroom and private chess coach for 20+ years. Former US Chess Expert with 2100 Chess.com Rapid Rating. 15 Arizona State Championship teams and individuals in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade. Chess Teacher for over 1000...See Josh's full profile

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Benji W.
40/hour

Near Irvine, CA

USCF 1868 Rated Chess Player with 4 years of teaching experience

I am currently rated 2200 on chess.com (99.9 percentile) and 1868 in the United States Chess Federation. I have competed in over 150 in-person chess tournaments. I have taught at the NYCHESS Kids chess camp, coached my high... See Benji's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (1)
2 hours tutoring Chess out of 1 hours
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I am currently rated 2200 on chess.com (99.9 percentile) and 1868 in the United States Chess Federation. I have competed in over 150 in-person chess tournaments. I have taught at the NYCHESS Kids chess camp, coached my high...See Benji's full profile

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Nicholas M.
45/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Experienced Chess Coach and Tutor, Class A Player, USC Undergrad

I have a USCF Rating 1944, US Chess Federation-certified Class A Player. a 2-time winner at Lina Grumette Memorial Day Chess Classic. Competed in over 117 USCF tournaments to date, including 5 American Opens. Many years of experience... See Nicholas's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (87)
398 hours tutoring Chess out of 398 hours
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I have a USCF Rating 1944, US Chess Federation-certified Class A Player. a 2-time winner at Lina Grumette Memorial Day Chess Classic. Competed in over 117 USCF tournaments to date, including 5 American Opens. Many years of experience...See Nicholas's full profile

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Dmitry K.
46/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Master (ACTIVE) Certified by US Chess Federation

...for more. As an active player and coach, I have extensive experience tutoring private lessons live & online, conducting chess lectures, and doing presentations. I love teaching children of all ages and adults, getting them to become better, stronger... See Dmitry's full profile

46/hour
5.0 (72)
243 hours tutoring Chess out of 244 hours
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...for more. As an active player and coach, I have extensive experience tutoring private lessons live & online, conducting chess lectures, and doing presentations. I love teaching children of all ages and adults, getting them to become better, stronger...See Dmitry's full profile

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John S.
85/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Tutor

I have participated in professional chess competitions such as Acropolis International Chess Tournament, French Chess Championship and European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament! I play chess for... See John's full profile

85/hour
5.0 (307)
1,087 hours tutoring
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I have participated in professional chess competitions such as Acropolis International Chess Tournament, French Chess Championship and European Parliamentary Friendship Online Chess Tournament! I play chess for...See John's full profile

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Lance G.
40/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Coach with Six Years of Experience

I have been teaching chess for six years now. My experience has included teaching for and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached went on to... See Lance's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (844)
794 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,796 hours
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I have been teaching chess for six years now. My experience has included teaching for and directing after-school programs, instructing and managing summer-camps, and teaching one-on-one private lessons. Several teams I coached went on to...See Lance's full profile

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Frank S.
85/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chessaholic on Chess.com

If you are wanting to learn the game of chess, I am your person. I currently play on chess.com and at one point reached a rating of over 1700. I can teach you gambits, traps, tricks, openings, middle, and end games to help your game... See Frank's full profile

85/hour
5.0 (604)
36 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,258 hours
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If you are wanting to learn the game of chess, I am your person. I currently play on chess.com and at one point reached a rating of over 1700. I can teach you gambits, traps, tricks, openings, middle, and end games to help your game...See Frank's full profile

Near Irvine, CA Tutoring
Dmitri J.
30/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Coach Beginner - Advanced

Chess is a really fun game. But it's even more fun when you start winning all your games and see your rating score quickly go up! I'm D'mitri, your average joe player with a master rating. I picked up chess about 10... See Dmitri's full profile

30/hour
5.0 (2)
11 hours tutoring Chess out of 10 hours
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Chess is a really fun game. But it's even more fun when you start winning all your games and see your rating score quickly go up! I'm D'mitri, your average joe player with a master rating. I picked up chess about 10...See Dmitri's full profile

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David B.
80/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Class A Player

I have a peak chess rating of 1934, which puts me at a Class A rating, just beneath expert. I have won multiple chess tournaments in Southern California and Las Vegas. I have hundreds of chess books to create lessons and have... See David's full profile

80/hour
5.0 (96)
1 hours tutoring Chess out of 343 hours
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I have a peak chess rating of 1934, which puts me at a Class A rating, just beneath expert. I have won multiple chess tournaments in Southern California and Las Vegas. I have hundreds of chess books to create lessons and have...See David's full profile

Near Irvine, CA Tutoring
Michael P.
30/hour

Near Irvine, CA

United States Chess Federation Expert

I am ranked as a chess expert by the United States Chess Federation. I have played in many USCF sanctioned chess tournaments. I teach at chess camps in the summer and have also run chess clubs and have directed... See Michael's full profile

30/hour
4.9 (412)
558 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,758 hours
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I am ranked as a chess expert by the United States Chess Federation. I have played in many USCF sanctioned chess tournaments. I teach at chess camps in the summer and have also run chess clubs and have directed...See Michael's full profile

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Jonathan R.
60/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Instructor - Peak USCF rating of 2006 (EXPERT)

have been A competitive chess player for 14 years and have been teaching chess for ten years. I have a peak USCF Rating of over 2006 which is considered an EXPERT level chess player. I also have a peak Blitz rating of 2024 on... See Jonathan's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (74)
269 hours tutoring Chess out of 269 hours
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have been A competitive chess player for 14 years and have been teaching chess for ten years. I have a peak USCF Rating of over 2006 which is considered an EXPERT level chess player. I also have a peak Blitz rating of 2024 on...See Jonathan's full profile

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Ricky H.
35/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Tutor, Chess Expert, Top 0.5% on Chess.com

I have played chess for my whole life and am in the top 0.5% of players on Chess.com (above 99.5% of players). My current rating at 1840 in rapid. I am passionate about teaching and learning chess. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida,... See Ricky's full profile

35/hour
5.0 (4)
7 hours tutoring Chess out of 6 hours
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I have played chess for my whole life and am in the top 0.5% of players on Chess.com (above 99.5% of players). My current rating at 1840 in rapid. I am passionate about teaching and learning chess. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida,...See Ricky's full profile

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Farirai G.
50/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess Instructor

I am actively licensed chess instructor a title awarded to me by FIDE in 2014 , world chess federation. I was National Youth chess coach for Zimbabwe. I have a Chess rating and another international title of... See Farirai's full profile

50/hour
5.0 (153)
394 hours tutoring Chess out of 394 hours
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I am actively licensed chess instructor a title awarded to me by FIDE in 2014 , world chess federation. I was National Youth chess coach for Zimbabwe. I have a Chess rating and another international title of...See Farirai's full profile

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Chris T.
60/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Correspondence Chess Master, United States Chess Federation

Chris was able to instruct several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 took first place at the USCF National Elementary... See Chris's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (107)
309 hours tutoring Chess out of 313 hours
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Chris was able to instruct several individual National Chess Champions as well as coach for the Mission San Jose Elementary School chess team, which in 2009, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2018 took first place at the USCF National Elementary...See Chris's full profile

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Walt L.
40/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Level One Certified Chess Coach

I have played the game of chess for over 20 years. The last 5 years I have been working with beginners to learn the game and advanced players to improve their game. I am a member of the U.S Chess Federation, and a member of the... See Walt's full profile

40/hour
5.0 (426)
1,276 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,276 hours
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I have played the game of chess for over 20 years. The last 5 years I have been working with beginners to learn the game and advanced players to improve their game. I am a member of the U.S Chess Federation, and a member of the...See Walt's full profile

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Antonio R.
40/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Experienced Chess Coach

I am a certified chess coach by the United States Chess Federation See Antonio's full profile

40/hour
4.7 (95)
379 hours tutoring Chess out of 445 hours
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I am a certified chess coach by the United States Chess FederationSee Antonio's full profile

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Mike G.
35/hour

Near Irvine, CA

Chess tutor

I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like David Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student... See Mike's full profile

35/hour
5.0 (120)
353 hours tutoring Chess out of 411 hours
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I started to teach children to play chess in 1979. In 1984, I worked with some world's best chess coaches and players like David Bronshtein and P. Kondratev. I am a winner of multiple chess tournaments. My student...See Mike's full profile

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Alec T.
30/hour

Near Irvine, CA

2100 on Chess.com in less than 2 years.

I started playing Chess less than 2 years ago. In that time I went from 900-2100 with a peak of 2200. I've been through it all and I know what it takes to take your Chess to the next level. See Alec's full profile

30/hour
5.0 (101)
308 hours tutoring Chess out of 308 hours
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I started playing Chess less than 2 years ago. In that time I went from 900-2100 with a peak of 2200. I've been through it all and I know what it takes to take your Chess to the next level.See Alec's full profile

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Dipankar G.
60/hour

Near Irvine, CA

International Chess Coach with 16 years experience (USCF rating 1965)

As a coach, I have trained over 150 students ages 5 to 80 for 6+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months. Several of my students have won medals and prizes in national tournaments. As a player, I have over... See Dipankar's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (38)
81 hours tutoring Chess out of 82 hours
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As a coach, I have trained over 150 students ages 5 to 80 for 6+ years. My students have gained more than 500 rating points in a span of 3 months. Several of my students have won medals and prizes in national tournaments. As a player, I have over...See Dipankar's full profile

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I did not know that James taught chess. The first thing we did was to play a game of chess to review my strength and weakness. He attempted to teach me how to count the pieces on the board and what pieces were under attack. Where there other pieces protecting those pieces. Look for open files and diagonal for the rooks, bishops, Queen. Look for good moves and find a the best movie. Look for hanging pieces. Suggested playing live chess a move a day.
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Namratha V.

27 Chess lessons

We were looking for a chess coach for our 6 year old son. Due to the pandemic, we did not want to take him for in person classes. We were a little skeptical about online chess. But wanted to give it a try. We got to know Dipankar through Wyzant. He uses a digital chess board on the screen to play and teach chess. He is very knowledgeable and easy to work with. He is very prompt. He adjusts the lessons according to the learning speed of our son. Overall, very pleased with the lessons.
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