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 165.
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 5 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.