Brendan J. Norman

Professional Chess Coach for 10+ Years!

I have been teaching chess to children and adults in private and groups for over 10 years.

I have a long tournament experience and take chess training/improvement very seriously.

My courses reflect this serious passion for chess and desire for wanting to guide my pupils to a high level of chess play and I really look forward to meeting new students from all over.

Here are some testimonials from my previous and current pupils:

I am very happy with your coaching style the past 6 months. History does remind me that you coached me when i was a 12 year old boy. But several years in the future your knowledge and tips have really helped me grow in my chess ability. I am able to play more aggressively and tear apart opposition who are faint hearted. I thank you for the rating gains over the past 6 months, 400 points in online blitz is a clear example of this and my ACF and Fide are around 1600. The rating goal of 2000 is looking promising. - Justin Dingley (Australia)

“By the way you give great lessons, my elo raised by 50 in 2 days of following your videos and posts, great stuff, keep it up!”- N. Tomasevic (Serbia)

“To have a one on one conversation with Brendan is like having my mind open tenfold. His patience, knowledge, enthusiasm, perseverance, speed of thought have me in awe. You’re not playing chess if you haven’t talked to Brendan. I have regained speed of thought through his coaching, and, yes, points too.”- T. Kaufman (France)

Brendan's methodical approach helped me improve my game 100+ points in two weeks. My understanding and pattern recognition in critical positions is vastly improved and my progress isnt slowing down. Brendan really puts in the time to explain common ideas and encourages a passion for the game of chess. 10/10 Best teacher of the game. - Peter Warren (Australia)

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