Chessmate Eugene
Chessmate Eugene

Chessmate Eugene

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Hello, my name is Gib ----- and I am a U.S. Chess Federation certified coach. I offer online classes to those who want to learn or improve their game. After years of playing on the competitive chess circuit, I changed my focus. I wanted to ensure future generations could understand & love the game that has played such a significant role in my life. Since I was very young I've had a knack for chess and other board games. My diagnosis as being on the Autism spectrum confirmed that I had the perfect brain for this game & that this was the life for me. While I have coached people of all age and skill levels my primary focus has been working with young adults in middle school and high school. I also love working with senior citizens. I teach everything from basic movements and rules to advanced strategy. My coaching caters to the skill set of the student and adapts as the student advances. My love of the game and my love of introducing people to the game allows me to be patient, analytical, and fueled by joy. Let me give you a free 15 minute consultation so you can see why I'm the right coach for you. With rare exceptions Sundays and Mondays are my days off.
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Joseph R.
Jul 13, 2021
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Eugene helped my son with his Chess game. He was very good to work with and my son looks forward to his lessons. We are going to our first out of town tournament this weekend and my son is feeling more prepared and more confident since training with Eugene

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Intermediate • More than once a week • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Gabby H.
Feb 8, 2022
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Gib is very nice and easy to work with. He’s very funny and knows a lot about chess. He is patient with beginners and gives some good feedback.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • I don't have an Elo rating • As recommended by teacher • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location

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Hannah B.
Apr 5, 2021
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Gib is a really sweet guy who is passionate about chess. He’s also very flexible and understanding, willing to teach what you want to focus on. I’d recommend his lessons.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Beginner • I don't have an Elo rating • Once a week • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Matthew H.
Mar 27, 2021
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Gib is a great teacher and a super friendly guy! I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to get better at chess. After playing a game and chatting for a bit he pinpointed my weaknesses, explained them clearly, and recommended a set of exercises that focused my practice time. He also taught me how to analyze my own games and learn from my (and my opponent's) mistakes which is a lot harder than I thought, but is an invaluable skill. Thanks Gib!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Beginner • I don't have an Elo rating • Once a week • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Matthew D.
Mar 22, 2021
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Working with Gib has been really exciting and very rewarding! He is as good a teacher is he is a chess master. The insights that I have gained under his guidance have brought my game to a new level. I’ve found my life long chess coach!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • I don't have an Elo rating • Once a week • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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