Coaching

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Professional. Personalized. Proven.

With so many people out there offering chess lessons it can be hard to know where to go, and who to trust your chess development with. In order to take your game to the next level it is important to choose wisely, and by visiting my page I believe you are close to doing just that!


I make no false promises of instant success, but instead promise this: To provide you with personalised high quality lessons, from a proven international coach.



About Your Coach


I have been a professional coach for almost 20 years, and in this time I've worked with over 600 students from 94 countries and every continent. This has allowed me to build up considerable experience in helping students of all backgrounds and abilities to improve. This level of experience is invaluable for being a top coach. I am also an expert commentator on Chessbrah, Chessdom and I was an official commentator of European Club Cup that took place in Novi Sad, Serbia 2016. As an active player, I hold the title of FST – Fide Senior Trainer, the highest title for coaches in the world, IM – International Master and current FIDE of 2439 and FIDE Blitz rating of 2534.


About Your Lessons


Do you often find when reading a book or watching a video that parts are either irrelevant to you, or you wish you could ask questions to clarify the information? This is where a professional coach is able to help. It is important that lessons are tailored towards you as an individual, and as such every student will follow a unique coaching program. In the first few lessons, I will make an assessment of you as a player, and find the areas which need developing the most. My job will then be to create a coaching program around that, and over time we will work through these areas thoroughly. This will include building your own high-quality opening repertoire to suit your style, working on strategy, building up your tactical strength, and practical endgame instruction.


Previous successes


I have something to offer players of all levels, from novice to Grandmaster. You may recognise some of the names of my students:


GM Alexander Ipatov (Turkey)  – World Junior Champion (2012) ,World Vice Junior champion (2013)


GM Eric Hansen (Canada) – 2nd place in London Chess Classic Rapid 2016,  FIDE World Cup participant 2011 and 2013, 2nd in World U16 Championships, winner of: Cappele La Grande Open 2013, Alberta Championship 2013, Panama Open 2012, Continental Open Argentina – Zonal tournament 2012, Basel Rapid Open 2012,  Canadian Open 2011.


WGM Qiyu Zhou (Canada) – 2nd in World U8 Championships, World Youth champion U14 (2014), Canadian Woman champion (2016), Women’s World Chess Championship Qualifier (2017)


GM Milan Zajic (Serbia) – World Vice champion U14 (2013) , Winner of Selimir Manojlovic tournament


GM Denis Kadric (Bosnia) – European Youth champion (2012), 1st place Bosna Open 2016, 1st place Paracin Open 2016, Champion of Bosnia (2013)


WGM Jovana Rapport (Vojinovic) – World Vice Youth champion U10, Serbian Woman champion (2014), Mediterranean Champion (2009)


IM Richard Wang (Canada) – World Vice Youth champion U12 (2009), World Youth championship Bronze U14 (2012), Canadian Junior champion (2013)



IM’s: Thibault Fantinel (France), Dusan Radovanovic (Serbia), James Adair (England), Dejan Pavlovic (Serbia), Dejan Marjanovic (Bosnia), Milos Stankovic (Serbia), Ooi Zhi Yang (Malaysia), Vladimir Lukovic (Serbia), WIM Sandra Djukic (Serbia)


FM’s: David Haydon (England), Stefan Mladenovic (Serbia), Ritvars Reimanis (Latvia), Mladen Rajkovic (Serbia), Mladen Vrban (Croatia), Nemanja Zivkovic (Serbia), Tanraj Sohal (Canada), Nemanja Cvetkovic (Serbia), Diwen Shi (Canada), Nic Croad (New Zeeland), Mike Ivanov (Canada)


Coaching Particulars


My lessons are run through Playchess.com, ICC or Chess.com, depending on which site the student wishes. I also use Skype alongside this in order to have an video/audio link, or to type if preferred, and can do so in either English or French.


I am also able to offer...


Self Study Programmes (something I create for every student based on individual skills and weaknesses)


Game annotations - analysis of any requested games

Training games - matches against a student to find out weaknesses

Personal tournament coaching - accompany you in a tournament as a personal coach

Selling professional PGN files for all levels specialized for Chessbase


If you would like to discuss the possibility of us working together, or have any questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me by clicking below.

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