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Price Guide
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00

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Personal Description:

I am an experienced chess player, having been captain board 1 of the three counties chess team, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and selected for England U-16 as a junior. I have extensive experience of playing club chess in Division 1, Cheltenham, Edinburgh and Exeter, and my peak grade has been about 180 ECF, which I would estimate as my current strength.

Teaching Experience:

I am new to teaching chess, but have been an active participant in chess lessons and teaching materials for many years, I have compiled my own teaching method on strategy in chess, based partly on aesthetic considerations, which I have formulated in a book. I used to have a chess link on my website **Web Address Removed** which was found to be useful.

Teaching Approach:

I emphasise a thorough grounding in chess strategy based partly on aesthetic principles which I formulated and also on a close study of grandmaster games. I have found Suetin's book "Plan Like a Grandmaster" a particularly good teaching aid. I advise a close attention to opening theory based on a series of key sacrificial ideas and themes which can be found mainly in the Sicilian Defence and Ruy Lopez.

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


  • ECF (2016) - Registered member of the ECF (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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