I'm a Tournament chess player, director, organizer, and tutor from Waukesha, Wisconsin which is just west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I’ve mostly self-taught myself the game of chess from chess books and videos with some help from chess coaches. I’m currently going back to school to become an elementary/middle school teacher.
I’ve been teaching for over 10+ years and I've taught 60+ chess students.
Most of my students go on to participate in a local open and scholastic tournament with impressive results including winning a reserve section, winning state for their grade levels, and taken down chess Experts/Masters. Currently today I have a half dozen of formal students with ratings of 1500-2000. One formal student got an invite to play for Team USA for their age group
My customized lesson plans are mostly aimed at winning quickly with tactics and when it’s time to finish off your opponent in the endgame. Also, have some simple opening strategies that focus on the attack. I do one on one tutoring, group lessons, and online chess courses.
Coach Ben has taught me solid opening principles and beginners need to know the basic opening principles. Coach Ben is very active in the chess community, running tournaments, playing in local clubs, and promoting chess.
The best part of Coach Ben’s lessons was looking over the specifics mistakes in my games which really helped me and once going over the tactics, coach Ben was able to target my weaknesses and helped me avoid those weaknesses. Coach Ben helped me tactically look for better moves and watching out for my opponent’s tactics. After Coach Ben’s lessons, I felt and understood better tactically about the game. Overall, the lessons were really helpful and good for the price too, just good lessons.
I thought Coach Ben’s lessons were very instructive, especially as a beginner coming into chess, has helped me learn about the basics, about the opening and what to do after the opening, how to look for more tactics, and look for weaknesses. Coach Ben was very instructive on how he adding, in a way that a kid would understand. Coach Ben’s lessons helped me loved the game even more because of the way he taught me how to play the game, and it made me better understand how the game works with how to play the openings, how to look for more tactics, find any hanging pieces. It made me better understand the game, grasp the game, and allowed me to love the game even more.
Coach Ben is a great teacher, especially for beginners because at first, I didn’t understand chess but Coach Ben has helped me improved in chess, and thanks to him I got here because of his teaching.
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Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States