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Miami Chess Instructors

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Panoptic Chess Lessons
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  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Anna P.
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Robert was great with the kids who were thrilled about how much they had learned after just one lesson. He is very passionate about what he does. And he did not mind stay longer than he was supposed to in order to have the kids finish the game... it was a pleasant surprise!


I am a very experienced chess teacher who caters to all levels from beginners on up. I can teach you chess or improve your game dramatically in a very short time, with just a few lessons. I am available on days or evenings in the Deerfield Beach, FL area. I have e very reasonable rate at $25/hour.


Want to learn how to play or do you want to improve your game? Offering Individual or Group Chess classes at great prices. Chess Coach at Alexander Montessori Ludlum and Red Road Campus. Miami Dade champions. Train smart. Learn fast.


I have played since I was a small child, participated in tournaments (won a few), and even refereed a tournament or two in college. I have taught many people to play, ranging from children to adults. I can offer more than just the basic moves; good, sound strategy, exercises, techniques, how to set traps, how to avoid traps, puzzles and general theory.


I provide chess instruction, house sitting and general errand services. I am very kind and friendly. I have been teaching chess as a volunteer for the past seven years. I am asking $12 per hour with a minimum of three hours.


We offer chess lessons and store. At the Miami International Chess Academy, your child will learn to improve his/her imagination, logic, concentration, critical thinking, reasoning skills, and intuition. Does your child enjoy creative activities and playing with other children? Does he/she need a boost of confidence? Enroll your child, and see the benefits.

Q & A

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How do you learn to play chess?

The earliest forms of the game we now know as chess originated in India during the fifth and sixth centuries A.D. Chess lessons can give you a strong foundation for a hobby that will keep your mind lively for your lifetime. Chess is a game of strategy; you can learn to play and understand the basic rules of chess in a short period of time — often you can cover all the basics in the first chess lesson — but understanding the strategies of chess will be a lifelong pursuit.  

During beginning chess lessons you learn the basics of the board and how to set up the chess pieces. You will learn the use for each of the different chess pieces: the king, queen, pawns, knights, bishops and rooks. You can learn about movements such as check, fleeing, blocking, capturing and checkmate. As you advance, your chess teacher will coach you on strategies and the finer points of the game. Chess lessons are great for any age player, from those just starting out to grandmasters looking to refine their skills.

What makes a good chess player?

If you want to be a good chess player, practicing often and studying strategies and techniques of more masterful players can help you advance. Good chess players have the ability to remember patterns, openings, endgames, tactics, guidelines and can visualize moves ahead and combinations. They can also sit comfortably for many hours and concentrate on an active game.

Research has shown that almost anyone can be a good chess player if they practice often and put in the time. Being a truly great player however involves more than just practice, and requires good general cognitive abilities and agile decision-making skills. It also helps if you first learned to play chess at a young age.

The US Chess Federation offers these additional tips for becoming a good chess player:

  • Look at your opponent's move.
  • Make the best possible move.
  • Have a plan.
  • Know what the pieces are worth.
  • Develop quickly and well.
  • Control the center.
  • Keep your king safe.
  • Know when to trade pieces.
  • Think about the endgame.
  • Always be alert.

Whether you are young or old, new to the game or advanced in your practice, chess lessons can be a good way to refine your game, sharpen your strengths, and keep your mind nimble. A chess coach can make you a good chess player by helping you develop opening moves, tactics, positions and endgames, and by helping you find and fix weaknesses in your game.


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