Trainers

EVERY Saturday and Sunday from January through March 2024

English Trainers 🇬🇧

Alexey
Kuzmin

Language

English
Russian

Title

Grandmaster

Alexey Kuzmin is a Russian grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer. After being the second of the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov during his matches against Garry Kasparov, Kuzmin has been a prolific author and trainer. He has worked with some of the most creative players of our times: GM Alexander Morozevich and GM Shakryar Mamedyarov.  In addition, he has worked for more than 15 years with the national team of Qatar; his pupil Mohamed Al-Mediakhi was honored with the title “The best Arab chess player of the XXth century”.

Melikset
Khachiyan

Language

English

Title

Grandmaster

Melikset Khachiyan is an American grandmaster and a FIDE Senior Trainer. Originally from Armenia, Khachiyan raised many talented kids who eventually became known in the chess world. Among them: GM Arman Pashikian, GM Tigran Petrosian, GM Tigran Gharamian, and the most famous, GM Levon Aronian. Since 2010, GM Khachiyan is the Head Coach of the U.S. Women Olympic Team.

Dejan Bojkov

Language

English

Title

Grandmaster

Dejan Bojkov is a Bulgarian grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer. He worked for world champion Antoaneta Stefanova and has extensive experience coaching national teams and young talents all around the world. Bojkov is also a prolific author.

Ramesh RB

Language

English

Title

Grandmaster

Ramachandran Ramesh is an Indian grandmaster and well-known trainer who has created many grandmasters, international masters, and world champions in youth categories. He’s been instrumental to the rise of the Indian chess scene in the last decade.

Farrukh
Amonatov

Language

English
Russian

Title

Grandmaster

Farrukh Amonatov is the first grandmaster from Tajikistan. Amonatov is a FIDE Senior Trainer and the official coach of the Russian Juniors chess team. He conducts chess camps with talented juniors from all over the world.

Mikhail
Gourevich

Language

English

Title

Grandmaster

Mikhail Gurevich is a Soviet-born Belgian grandmaster. He was a top ten ranked player from 1989 to 1991. Gurevich became a Grandmaster in 1986, and is currently a FIDE Senior Trainer and arbiter.

Evgeny Najer

Language

English
Russian

Title

Grandmaster

Evgeny Najer is a Russian grandmaster and the European champion of 2015. He is also one of the coaches of the Russian women’s national team.

Thomas Luther

Language

English

Title

Grandmaster

Thomas Luther is a German grandmaster, an author, and a FIDE Senior Trainer. A two-time national champion of Germany, Luther was part of the German team that got the silver medal in the 2000 Chess Olympics. Considered one of the leading experts on French Defense, Luther has published several courses on opening theory and other topics. 

 

 

Vishal Sareen

Language

English

Title

International Master

Vishal Sareen is an International Master and FIDE Senior Trainer from India. In his two decades of coaching, he has worked with several well-known grandmasters and international masters. IM Sareen has coached the Indian women’s team in multiple world and Asian tournaments.

Spanish Trainers 🇪🇸

Reinaldo Vera

Language

Spanish

Title

Grandmaster

Reinaldo Vera is a Cuban grandmaster, author, and FIDE Senior Trainer. Vera is a two-time Cuban national champion and a gold medal winner in the 1998 Chess Olympiad.

 

 

Alonso Zapata

Language

Spanish

Title

Grandmaster

Alonso Zapata is one of the first grandmasters of Latin America and a FIDE Senior Trainer. An eight-time Colombian national champion, Zapata now resides in the United States.

Gueorgi
Castaneda

Language

Spanish

Title

Grandmaster

Gueorgi Castaneda is a Russian-Peruvian grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer who has played an instrumental role in the development of young South American players in the last decades.

Antoaneta
Stefanova

Language

Spanish

Title

Grandmaster

Bulgarian Grandmaster Antoaneta Stefanova is a former women’s world champion (2004-2006) and one of the best female players of all time.

Russian Trainers 🇷🇺

Igor Lysyj

Language

Russian

Title

Grandmaster

Igor Ilyich Lysyj is a Russian chess player and writer. He was awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE in 2007. He became Russian champion in 2014.

Alexey
Kuzmin

Language

Russian
English

Title

Grandmaster

Alexey Kuzmin is a Russian grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer. After being the second of the 12th World Champion Anatoly Karpov during his matches against Garry Kasparov, Kuzmin has been a prolific author and trainer. He has worked with some of the most creative players of our times: GM Alexander Morozevich and GM Shakryar Mamedyarov.  In addition, he has worked for more than 15 years with the national team of Qatar; his pupil Mohamed Al-Mediakhi was honored with the title “The best Arab chess player of the XXth century”.

Evgeny Najer

Language

Russian
English

Title

Grandmaster

Evgeny Najer is a Russian grandmaster and the European champion of 2015. He is also one of the coaches of the Russian women’s national team.

Farrukh
Amonatov

Language

Russian
English

Title

Grandmaster

Farrukh Amonatov is the first grandmaster from Tajikistan. Amonatov is a FIDE Senior Trainer and the official coach of the Russian Juniors chess team. He conducts chess camps with talented juniors from all over the world.