European IM and experienced trainer, one of the most active on ICC. Taking students rated anywhere from 1200 to 2200. I believe that the key to improvement in chess is to focus on learning how to think properly. Most people get stuck because they only accumulate knowledge without actually developing a proper thought process. My lessons are one on one, customized to meet the student's needs. Opening study, planning, calculation, typical endgames, answering questions, going through games - I do it all. $30/hour or even better $50/2 consecutive hrs.
Attention – potential students, contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before making any payment! Information I need – your age, rating, chess books/software you own, desired lesson times, chess goals.
Rating 5 star :100% ( 20 )
Customer ReviewsSort by:Beginner lessons Review by rfollas
Teaches more than books ever could. Review by nathanpillay
Great Teacher Review by blorimer
Super knowledgeable Review by Doc-Bernie
Excellent Coach Review by sirprimal11
A serious and conscientious teacher Review by micky1943
Best Teacher, Period Review by mgmead
I've tried a number of chess teachers, and their general approach devolves to "bring me your games, I'll tell you what you did wrong." That's a pretty lousy structure for teaching - it's like telling someone to go and try to do math, then teaching them based on their errors.
Dr. Dan Vasiesiu has an actual curriculum and system for thinking about what's happening on the board. He's talked to and studied the basic processes of thinking that other Masters use and has built a structured and pro-active system of teaching that can actually be LEARNED. He has affected my appreciation of the game tremendously and is a superior instructor. (Posted on August 5, 2016)
A Fantastic Teacher of Chess! Review by Hal2001
Very good Review by latayvia
well worth the price because he is very solid and trust me I wouldn't give this review if I didn't believe in him !! (Posted on November 4, 2015)
Great experience Review by LarsenB
He possesses great knowledge of chess, the ICC interface and various dedicated software and websites, a combination which makes his lessons extremely interesting, and gives you all the tools to do your "homework" afterwards; he's also a good communicator, entertaining and reliable.
We are focusing mainly on improving my thinking process and calculating skills, while also constantly analyzing my games. Beside the tactical analysis, the thing I like the most is how he's always able to spot interesting themes out of every phase of the game, and give you extremely practical advice on how to handle a specific opening, or how/why you should aim for a maneuver in the middle game, or why you should reach a certain structure in a Rook endgame and so on...
In conclusion, I've rarely been so motivated to exercise, improve and play tournaments again, which, in the end, is one of the best thing one can hope from a teacher.
Highly recommended. (Posted on July 31, 2015)
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