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Jerry S.
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I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!
About Jerry S.

I am a USCF CM level chess coach and trainer with over 15 years experience assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class and beyond. I play 1.e4 and have an aggressive attacking style, and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Gambits, sacrifices and King assaults are my specialty, so if you are looking for exciting chess then you are in the right place. Using proven training methods, I will improve your knowledge in Strategy, Openings, Middlegame, Endgame, Positional Elements, and Tactics. We will train your essential skills such as Calculation, Psychology, and Time Management. These are just a few of the things we will explore and learn. By playing games, and doing the assigned exercises between sessions, you will gain valuable experience and improve your skills. I'm looking forward to assisting you on the road to mastery of our ancient, amazing and beautiful game! *** Before taking sessions, please be advised that chess is inherently difficult. These customized training sessions are designed for dedicated, serious students of ANY level who are looking to reach a high level of chess excellence, AND who are willing to devote the time between sessions to do the assigned work, which is a couple of hours per week minimum. If you are just curious about chess, but not sure if you can put in the time and effort required to improve, then these sessions are not for you. ***

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Avatar of the tutor
Jerry S.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
All levels of chess lessons with an experienced chess coach
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
I am an experienced chess coach who works with all levels of scholastic and adult players. I hold a USCF CM title, as well as having 15+ years experience coaching absolute beginners up to A Class. I am an attacking player who has a aggressive tactical style where sacrifices and king assaults are my specialty. If you are looking to play quiet chess, then my lessons are not for you! I teach my students to seek and exploit the advantage from move 1. We will increase your knowledge of Strategy, Tactics, Positional Elements, Middlegame, Endgame, and Openings to name just a few. We will also train and hone the crucial skills necessary to improve your playing level such as Critical Thinking, Calculation, and Pattern Recognition. My goal for every student is for you to someday win a chess game against...ME! Looking forward to assisting your mastery of this awesome and amazing game!
About Jerry S.

I am a USCF CM level chess coach and trainer with over 15 years experience assisting students of all playing levels achieve their chess goals. I coach students from absolute beginner to A Class and beyond. I play 1.e4 and have an aggressive attacking style, and so I will teach you how to obtain and to exploit the advantage from move 1. Gambits, sacrifices and King assaults are my specialty, so if you are looking for exciting chess then you are in the right place. Using proven training methods, I will improve your knowledge in Strategy, Openings, Middlegame, Endgame, Positional Elements, and Tactics. We will train your essential skills such as Calculation, Psychology, and Time Management. These are just a few of the things we will explore and learn. By playing games, and doing the assigned exercises between sessions, you will gain valuable experience and improve your skills. I'm looking forward to assisting you on the road to mastery of our ancient, amazing and beautiful game! *** Before taking sessions, please be advised that chess is inherently difficult. These customized training sessions are designed for dedicated, serious students of ANY level who are looking to reach a high level of chess excellence, AND who are willing to devote the time between sessions to do the assigned work, which is a couple of hours per week minimum. If you are just curious about chess, but not sure if you can put in the time and effort required to improve, then these sessions are not for you. ***

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2006

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Chess

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Teaches ages 5+

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$84
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$100
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$30
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Jerry did a phenomenal job of teaching me the game of chess and growing my game. Jerry is professional, punctual and patient. He has a great command of chess and does an exceptional job of build your foundation of understanding with a goal of mastery. He is readily available to answer all questions and makes the learning an engaging endeavor for the learner. I highly recommend Jerry for any student of chess, no matter the level of understanding. Jerry is awesome.

Posted Mar 28, 2022
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Posted Sep 2, 2021
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Jerry is great instructor! Super knowledgeable about all aspects of chess and is super good at breaking things down to improve your fundamental understanding of the game. I've only been taking lessons for three weeks and my rating has already gone up several hundred points. Lessons are often broken down into theory and calculation training which has solidified my opening repertoire and my tactical vision!

Posted Jul 17, 2021
Lead Instructor
Apr 2011 - Aug 2018
Mozek Games
Lead instructor for summer chess camps and after school chess clubs for various schools in the Portland metro area.
Chess
Jan 2019
Coach FIDE IM Eugene Odnorochenko
Candidate Master
Jun 2014
USCF
Candidate Master title received.
FIDE
Jun 2010
FIDE believes that all nations should be included in the international chess community. Our aim is to achieve significant growth in the number of people of all ages participating in chess events at all levels and to develop chess by increasing the level of tournament participation globally. The objective is twofold, to assist our best chess players to continue to achieve new peaks of excellence and to increase the pool of talent from which new champions will emerge.
United States Chess Federation
Jun 2010
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

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Instructor details
Chess
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$67
90 minutes
$84
120 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30