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Price Guide
Beginner £50.00
Intermediate £50.00
Advanced £50.00
Expert £50.00

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Personal Description:

Enthusiastic chess coach. I have been playing chess since I was 7 years old and I am currently ranked in the top 10% in the world according to the World Chess Federation ranking.

I have participated in high-level competitions since an early age with very good results in many international tournaments, both in national (U16 and U18 Basque Champion) and international territory (Amsterdam Science Park Chess, Pardubice Czech Open).

Throughout my sporting career, I have trained with recognized chess coaches (Grandmaster Julen Arizmendi, Grandmaster Mario Gómez and International Master Rafael Álvarez), who have helped me to improve my chess as well as to learn new teaching methods and techniques.

Apart from that, I am a Spanish Qualified Lawyer (member number C124698 of the Madrid Bar Association) with more than two years’ experience in one of the leading law firms in Spain.

Teaching Experience:

Chess has completely changed my life. It has allowed me to develop important skills (among others, concentration, strategic thinking, problem-solving and ability to work under pressure) that have helped me a lot in both my academic and professional career. Teaching chess and helping others to improve their game is my way of giving back everything I have received since I started playing when I was 7 years old.

Therefore, I have been giving chess private lessons to children from 6 to 18 years (beginner, intermediate and advanced level) for 6 years, as well as occasional training sessions to adults. Moreover, I have participated in chess simultaneous and blindfold exhibitions in schools and chess festivals.

My students have achieved great results in different competitions at all levels (+1,500 FIDE rating points gained).

- Chess coach in Barnet Knights, the best junior club in the UK.
- Chess coach in Chess Rising Stars London Academy.
- Chess tutor in CSC (Chess in Schools and Communities). CSC is a prestigious UK charity whose mission is to improve children’s educational outcomes and social development by introducing them to the game of chess.
- Chess coach in several schools all over London, including the areas of Westminster, Hampstead, Mill Hill and Edgware.
- Private chess lessons to all levels.

Teaching Approach:

Each student will be designed with a powerful chess program based on their ability and their strengths and weaknesses. It will be tailored to their needs to achieve the best results in the shortest possible time.

My lessons aim to be friendly and entertaining since the easiest way to improve your chess is to enjoy the game.

My fees are £50 per hour.
£5 per hour discounts for block bookings of 5 lessons or more.

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Native Language: Spanish
Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • FIDE (2015) - Rating 2178 (Other) (✘ Not On File)

Tags: Highgate Chess teacher, Highgate Beginner Chess teacher, Highgate Intermediate Chess teacher, Highgate Advanced Chess teacher, Highgate Expert Chess teacher