Theo Slade Chess
Theo Slade Chess

Theo Slade Chess

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Introduction: I am Life Master Theo Slade. I learned how to play chess when I was 6 and I have been playing for 14 years. I was England's top scorer at the World U16 Olympiad in China as an U12 and I have been writing a monthly column for the British Chess Magazine since I was 12; I am the youngest ever writer for the world's oldest chess journal!

Hired 5 times

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7 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and value.

Exceptional 5.0

13 reviews


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Henry H.
2 weeks ago
I am a beginner in chess. Theo is very good at helping me analyze the game. He teaches me how to think like a chess player, which is more valuable than just showing me some moves. I would definitely recommend Theo as a chess coach if you want to improve your games!
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Sophie L.
4 days ago
He helps me identify my strengths and weaknesses, highlights areas for improvement, tracks and monitors my performance, and most importantly, is a source of motivation for me.
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Nov 16, 2020

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Theo is very nice and always helps me the general principles that I overlook during my games. He is very patient and always makes sure I am following along with the lesson.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Intermediate • As recommended by teacher • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Richard C.
Oct 1, 2019
My son loves chess but never played formally. After much research happy to have landed with Theo ! Excellent teacher and very patient and talented teacher as well as player ! Looking forward to many more lessons for my son!
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Albert R.
Sep 1, 2019
My kids absolutely enjoy taking lessons with NM Theo. He is very patient with them and welcomes any questions they have. They were very excited even after their first lesson as they began to not only learn new things about chess but, they also began to have a better understanding of the game as well. I definitely recommend taking lessons with NM Theo.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $50 USD/£40 GBP per hour. This includes my preparation for each lesson, extra time which I give every lesson, and an email after each lesson with the materials discussed.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    If you have any recent games, then you should send me them so I can determine your strengths and weaknesses and we will go through these games together.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am a Life Master and I rank in the top 0.8% of all US chess players. My peak FIDE rating is 2175 and my peak USCF rating is 2266. I have defeated GM Julio Becerra Rivero (2604).

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