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Active Learn2Chess Coaches!

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GM Yaro Zherebukh

My name is Yaroslav Zherebukh. Personally, some of my best achievements are accomplishing the grandmaster title at age 16, along with a spectacular win over the world’s #2 Fabiano Caruana in the 2017 US Championship. I moved permanently to the United States in 2013 and have shifted my focus to chess coaching and academics. I have been coaching a plethora of talented American youths, including world-class GM Jeffery Xiong, GM-elect Hans Niemann, 12-year-old IM Andy Woodward, World Champion Under 8 Raj Chennareddy, WIM Rochelle Wu, and many others. Currently, I hold a Master of Science degree in financial economics from Saint Louis University and have experience working for private equity firms in New York City. I got married in 2020 and currently live in Chicago.

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GM Alex Lenderman

My name is Aleksandr Lenderman. Currently, I rank in top in the top-15 nationally and am a grandmaster with a Fide rating of 2600+ and a USCF rating of 2700+. I was a coach of the gold-winning US team in 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan, the first time in 40 years that the US has won gold in the Olympiad. I was also the coach of the US team in 2018 that won the silver at the Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. Personally, I have loved coaching students and instilling a balance of strategic, and tactical fundamentals.


IM Saksham Rautela


I am an International Master from India with a peak FIDE Rating of 2480. I have been playing chess professionally for the past 11 years, and I have represented India in many International tournaments across the globe. The major ones are the World Youth Online Chess Championship 2021, Asian Junior Chess Championship 2016, Commonwealth Chess Championship 2017, and many others. I specialize in working on calculation skills, building repertoire, and positional play. I have worked with many experienced coaches, including GM Andrey Deviatkin (RUS), GM Idani Pouya (IRI), GM Narayanan Srinath (IND), etc., from which I have learned the coaching methodology of these Grandmasters! I have worked as a Chess head coach at Q&Q Mentors and worked with several Indian Junior players of all levels

William Dann

Hello! My name is William Dann; I am a university student who loves to connect with scholastic players! My first chess tournament was the Washington High School Championship. Playing through school and college, I have loved the amazing benefits of it in all parts of my life! I love the learning process and sharing the knowledge I have :)

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