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Competitive Play

Online group lessons are offered for competitive players starting from lower intermediate to Masters level. This includes focus groups for our most talented players committed to play classical chess and rated tournaments.

Please note that online lessons are generally free of charge for members. However, lessons at Advanced and Masters level may require personal financial contributions towards the trainer's fees

Competitive Players participating in FIDE rated tournaments require FIDE registration. Please contact a club organiser to request a FIDE ID.

Meet our Professional Trainers

WGM Ana Benderac

WGM, Serbian national player and qualified FIDE Trainer with over 15 years of coaching experience. Ana currently looks after the following groups:

  • lower-intermediate (1200-1400)

  • Intermediate (1400-1600)

  • FIDE logo
  • wiki

 GM Ioannis Papaioannou

GM, four-time greek national champion and qualified FIDE Trainer with over 10 years of coaching experience. Ioannis looks after the following groups:

  • Masters (2100 or Higher)

  • FIDE logo
  • wiki
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