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James D. Near Plano, TX, available for online & in-person tutoring
James D.
37/hour

Near Plano, TX

English Professor and Experienced Chess Player teaching Chess

I'm an English professor, who just happens to play chess as a hobby. I'm not just a chess player trying to teach chess, I'm a teacher who teaches chess. Therefore, I can help you to learn chess openings, middle-game theory, and endgame principles to improve your game. I... See James's full profile

37/hour
5.0 (924)
187 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,568 hours
Offers in person & online lessons
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I'm an English professor, who just happens to play chess as a hobby. I'm not just a chess player trying to teach chess, I'm a teacher who teaches chess. Therefore, I can help you to learn chess openings, middle-game theory, and endgame principles to improve your game. I... See James's full profile

MARK J. Near Plano, TX, available for online & in-person tutoring
MARK J.
45/hour

Near Plano, TX

Certified Local Chess Coach

I began playing tournament chess (US Chess Federation) in 1974, and have been a life member of the Federation since then. My current rating is 1790, which puts me in the top 5% of competitive chess players in Texas and the top 10% in the US. I'm also a certified local tournament director and... See MARK's full profile

45/hour
4.7 (25)
46 hours tutoring Chess out of 116 hours
Offers in person & online lessons
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I began playing tournament chess (US Chess Federation) in 1974, and have been a life member of the Federation since then. My current rating is 1790, which puts me in the top 5% of competitive chess players in Texas and the top 10% in the US. I'm also a certified local tournament director and... See MARK's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Michael P.
30/hour

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 (388)
518 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,625 hours
Offers online lessons
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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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Nicholas M.
35/hour

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

35/hour
5.0 (83)
382 hours tutoring Chess out of 382 hours
Offers online lessons
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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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Walt L.
40/hour

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 (392)
1,174 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,175 hours
Offers online lessons
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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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Dmitry K.
44/hour

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

44/hour
5.0 (62)
196 hours tutoring Chess out of 197 hours
Offers online lessons
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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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Rene M.
45/hour

K-12 Chess

As a Chess coach, I am a member of the United States Chess Federation, and currently, tutor children and adults who have minimal or no experience. In 2013 my middle school chess team finished 1st place overall in the Non-Rated... See Rene's full profile

45/hour
5.0 (253)
468 hours tutoring Chess out of 666 hours
Offers online lessons
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As a Chess coach, I am a member of the United States Chess Federation, and currently, tutor children and adults who have minimal or no experience. In 2013 my middle school chess team finished 1st place overall in the Non-Rated... See Rene's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Farirai G.
50/hour

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 (142)
371 hours tutoring Chess out of 371 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Chris T.
50/hour

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

50/hour
4.9 (105)
291 hours tutoring Chess out of 295 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Jonathan R.
60/hour

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 (67)
241 hours tutoring Chess out of 242 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Justin D.
60/hour

99th percentile chess player; USCF national master

I have been playing chess for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put... See Justin's full profile

60/hour
5.0 (41)
34 hours tutoring Chess out of 106 hours
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I have been playing chess for 25+ years and attained the title of National Master. My peak rating (2250) put me in the 99th percentile of all players in the United States. I am active on chess.com and my peak blitz rating there (2416) put... See Justin's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Jessica U.
60/hour

Experienced and Patient Chess Coach Who Teaches at the L.A. Chess Club

Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for almost two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are... See Jessica's full profile

60/hour
4.9 (59)
237 hours tutoring Chess out of 238 hours
Offers online lessons
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Chess is a great hobby for children and adults alike! I've been teaching chess for almost two years now (through private lessons and at the Los Angeles Chess Club) and my lessons are as fun and engaging as they are... See Jessica's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Theodore E.
60/hour

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 (357)
665 hours tutoring Chess out of 666 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Dipankar G.
60/hour

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)
77 hours tutoring Chess out of 78 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Veronika Z.
70/hour

Expert Level Chess Player, Current USCF Rating 2053

I am two times National Girls Tournament of Champion winner, and currently the highest ranked female chess player in the state of Oklahoma as well as 2018 Oklahoma State champion. I represented Oklahoma State at the national tournaments for... See Veronika's full profile

70/hour
5.0 (316)
965 hours tutoring Chess out of 1,009 hours
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I am two times National Girls Tournament of Champion winner, and currently the highest ranked female chess player in the state of Oklahoma as well as 2018 Oklahoma State champion. I represented Oklahoma State at the national tournaments for... See Veronika's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
John S.
80/hour

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

80/hour
5.0 (279)
977 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Austin E.
80/hour

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 (229)
833 hours tutoring Chess out of 844 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

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Frank S.
85/hour

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 (559)
33 hours tutoring Chess out of 2,035 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 Plano, TX Tutoring
David Y.
90/hour

Chess Tournament Director with 15+ years of Teaching Experience

I have tutored hundreds of chess players. I regularly host chess tournament at my local area. I am good at chess opening, middle game, and end game strategy and tactics. See David's full profile

90/hour
4.6 (81)
303 hours tutoring
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I have tutored hundreds of chess players. I regularly host chess tournament at my local area. I am good at chess opening, middle game, and end game strategy and tactics. See David's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Tapi C.
149/hour

Chessbase Tactics Training Grandmaster (informal rating)

...training for a standardized test than chess? You're sitting there for 2-3 hours, you're not allowed to talk, you have to solve a series of difficult problems on your own...that is a standardized test.' "Chess is an effective teaching tool because... See Tapi's full profile

149/hour
4.9 (1334)
17 hours tutoring Chess out of 5,530 hours
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...training for a standardized test than chess? You're sitting there for 2-3 hours, you're not allowed to talk, you have to solve a series of difficult problems on your own...that is a standardized test.' "Chess is an effective teaching tool because... See Tapi's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Alisher P.
27/hour

National Chess Master with 2272 rating.

I am a National Chess Master with a rating of 2272. I have played over 500 rated tournament games and can play blindfold chess. I've tutored many people to become better players and can do the same for you! See Alisher's full profile

27/hour
2 hours tutoring Chess out of 2 hours
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I am a National Chess Master with a rating of 2272. I have played over 500 rated tournament games and can play blindfold chess. I've tutored many people to become better players and can do the same for you! See Alisher's full profile

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Dmitri J.
30/hour

Chess Coach Beginner - Advanced

When I started playing chess I was 1200 elo. Today, ten years later I've achieved a peak rating of 2300, with some wins against 2600 level opponents. Chess is my favorite pastime and my goal as your tutor is to accelerate your... See Dmitri's full profile

30/hour
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When I started playing chess I was 1200 elo. Today, ten years later I've achieved a peak rating of 2300, with some wins against 2600 level opponents. Chess is my favorite pastime and my goal as your tutor is to accelerate your... See Dmitri's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Mike D.
40/hour

Experienced active club and tournament chess player

I learned chess at age 11, and have been playing for 40 years. Active club and tournament player, current USCF rating 1447. Have mentored high school chess club in Denmark and China. See Mike's full profile

40/hour
4.9 (124)
8 hours tutoring Chess out of 441 hours
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I learned chess at age 11, and have been playing for 40 years. Active club and tournament player, current USCF rating 1447. Have mentored high school chess club in Denmark and China. See Mike's full profile

Near Plano, TX Tutoring
Alec T.
40/hour

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

40/hour
5.0 (89)
262 hours tutoring Chess out of 262 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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