Our Online Chess Coaches

IchessU provides live online chess lessons for kids and for adults, with specialized chess courses from beginners to experienced advanced chess players. The chess lessons are available in groups and as private lessons. IchessU coaches have taught the game to thousands of children and adults all over the world, many of whom have gone on to win major tournaments. IchessU chess school is your best online resource to learn chess, improve your chess game or just have fun !

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Chess Coaches and Mentors at IchessU

IchessU is a multi lingual school where people from all around the globe are able to study chess. Most of our classes are in English, but usually we would try our best to provide coach / trainer for any languages. Coaches / trainers from different countries are teaching according to unique syllabus and provide the same education on their mother language. In this way a Coach or trainer will help them to learn chess in the best possible way.


Boris Avruch
Boris Avruch

World-renowned chess Grandmaster Boris Avrukh (peak rating 2668) has enjoyed an illustrious career spanning over three decades. Since winning World Championship under-12 in 1990 and earning the title of Grandmaster in 1998 at the age of 19, Boris won numerous high level tournaments and participated in seven Chess Olympiads. Recent years Boris focuses on chess coaching, including training some of the world’s elite players such as World Champion Vladimir Kramnik , World match pretendents Fabiano Caruana and Boris Gelfand, USA champions Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So and many others.

Tibor Karolyi - International chess coach
IM Tibor Karolyi – Coach

Tibor Karolyi is an International Master, a winner of Hungarian championship 1984, world Junior championship 6-11 place, drawing Kasparov.

4 of Tibor’s students have won 7 medals in several world junior championship. Trained Peter Leko from age of 10 (1900 Elo) to age of 14 (2550) and was a member of his working team in 1998-2000. Many years training partner of Zsuzsa Polgar. Trained Sofia Polgar: Boys World under 20 silver medal.

Karolyi´s published books: Princess of Chess Judit Polgar 2004, in June 2006 Kasparov´s fighting chess covering years 1993-1998 comes out, and in September 2006 comes out the coverage of years 1999-2005.

H. James Plaskett
H. James Plaskett – Coach

International Grandmaster, highest ELO 2529. Bronze Medallist 1979 European Junior Championship 1979, Silver Medallist World U-26 Team Championships 1981, Winner Lugano Open 1986, British Champion 1990. Highly experienced trainer with many successful chess players, such as two times British Champion David Howell.

Vojislav Milanovic - popular online chess coach
IM Vojislav Milanovic – Coach

Vojislav Milanovic, International Master, FIDE Trainer, from Serbia, works as chess trainer 20 years in famous chess club “Partizan” which has won 23 times Yugoslavian championships. He wrote two chess books, Spanish Gambit with famous GM Milan Matulovic, and translated Nottingham 1936, by Alexander Alekhine. Vojislav is one of the most popular coaches on the internet today.His experience working with beginners, intermediate and advanced students is well known and appreciated in a chess community.

Catalin Navrotescu - 22years experienced chess coach
IM Catalin Navrotescu – Coach

Catalin Navrotescu, International Master, one Grandmaster norm. Second and third of Romanian championship. Three times national junior champion.5th place at European chess championship with Romanian team.Experienced coach (22years of chess training).
Best student performances :
Two gold medals at European Youth chess championship individuals and teams, one gold medal at World Youth chess championship, several IM titles and a WGM title for his students.

Vlado Jakovljevic- International Chess Master
IM Vlado Jakovljevic – Coach

Vlado is an International Master, winner of multiple international tournaments. Vlado is very experienced chess trainer with over 10 years of chess training at different levels. 

John Marble - online chess coach
John Marble – Coach

John specializes in coaching students from 0 – 1400 ratings. He has coached over 400 junior players in California. He has appeared in a number of newspaper articles in California because of his success with junior players.
John has also had success coaching children with special needs, including: Bipolar Disorder, ADD/ADHD, and developmental disabilities. John has also taught computer use, and computer software to adults. His communications and teaching background outside of chess make him an excellent coach for the new and limited-experience student.

Emir Ramic - online chess coach
Emir Ramic – Coach

Emir graduated English Language and Literature. While teaching business English in training centers and in schools, he was also a chess trainer helping kids improve their academic scores through chess. Emir specializes in teaching chess to beginners and lower levels.

Stephen Jones - online chess coach
Stephen Jones – Coach

Stephen is a graduate of Boston University. He has been playing chess for 20 years. He has passion for teaching chess and watching his students improve.

Martian Daniel - online chess coach
NM Martian Daniel – Coach

Martian Daniel is a National Master, winner of multiple tournaments, who achieved at his peak FIDE (International Chess Federation) rating above 2300.

Daniel is an experienced chess coach, very passionate and enthusiastic about teaching chess. Daniel applauses to students that love the game, are ambitious and have big desire to learn and improve, at any level. Working with competitive chess players, Daniel consistently brought improvements to their game typically adding 100+ Elo points per year.

Daniel also holds a Master’s Degree in Economics.

Ready to get setup for your first online chess lesson?
Special offer: your first chess lesson is on us!




IchessU Chess coaches and mentors help you in interacting with players of all levels. Our coaches teach you the game in a better way. Guidance provided by our expert coaches help you in analyzing your moves. You would be able to learn chess openings and many other moves and implement the same in the game as professional. Coaches and Mentors give you more than just problems and answers – coaches and mentors gives you feedback on every possible move. This way coaches, mentors, trainers play an important role in improving your skills.