Why private lessons…

If you want to rapidly improve your chess skills , there is no better way than having private lessons. One to one lessons give the student a tailored approach to learning. It enhances the student’s chess understanding, gives more confidence and provides a flexible time arrangement suited for the student’s schedule.

About me (Ernest Ignatovic)

I’ve been a chess player since the age of 7 and have successfully competed in numerous tournaments since. I obtained 3rd Place in the under 12 Lithuanian Championship. After moving to England, I continued to participate in tournaments and shortly after started teaching chess. In 2017 I became a member of the Greater London Chess Club and have been participating in London League.  My current ECF Grade is 2035.

I am still very active and play on a monthly basis to keep my chess level up to a good standard.

I’ve been a personal chess coach for 8 years, specialising in chess techniques and strategies to wide-range of players including beginners up to advanced players competing in tournaments.

Fluent in English and Russian, I can teach in both languages.

After finishing my A-levels at Portland Place School, I decided to pursue a degree in Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. Once I graduated, I worked as an operations analyst for a year. Although I enjoyed working as an analyst, chess coaching has always been closer to my heart.

I have an individual approach to all my students. I start off by assessing my student’s strength and then make a program specifically for their level of play. It’s important for me to make the lessons interesting, rich with content, engaging and fun.
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