Our Chess Services

Unfortunately, not many strong players have the ability to teach chess. Yes, sure, they are very good over the board, but they lack the know-how, the perseverance, the experience and the dedication to teach other people. They just don't have the motivation to teach others. Also, their support is often very poor, and provide no original material (i.e. edited by them). In fact, many don't even have a coaching title!
No matter whether you're a beginner, an advanced player or even a high level competitor, you can now have an International Master as your own personal chess coach.
International Master Javier is a Certified FIDE Trainer (a title awarded by FIDE) with over 20 years of chess teaching experience, not only individual students, but also at schools and chess clubs. Javier's Fide rating is 2455 (national 2505) and before he became a chess coach, he played professionally for more than 10 years. (Check the games section, menu on the right side).
Here's a list of the chess services provided on this site:

 On-line Coaching.
Thanks to the advance of internet technologies you can now take chess lessons on-line even if you live thousands of miles away!
Javier has students from Australia, Europe, USA and Canada, the UK, etc.
Javier has a vast experience (over 15 years now) in training players over the internet.
So, how does it work? A training plan is worked out, weekly on-line meetings and practice sessions are arranged, you can pick some of the topics for our lessons, you also get between 5 to 15 mins of voice coaching per lesson, you also get original homework files with every single lesson that we do... but that's not all: you also get full forum support for any question that you might have. At the end of the day, there's one simple formula which is pretty hard to beat by the competition: We love our work!
 Game Annotation.
Sometimes you play a game and despite the absence of any evident tactical errors, you´re slowly outplayed, and yet you fail to understand how it happened…
Then there are those moments when you simply don't know what to do, and are desperate to find a reasonable plan…
Choices, choices, choices. Did you consider all the candidates? Why didn’t you?
Do you wish someone could outline what went wrong in your game? Is your endgame technique good enough to compete at that level on equal terms?
One of the most enriching and enlightening activities a chess student can (and should!) engage on is the annotation of his own games, either by himself (and then having those annotations corrected by a supervisor) or by having his own games annotated by a master.
 Complete Asessment.
If you’re serious about improving your chess, at some point you’ll need someone to point out how to improve your chess training, identify your weaknesses, tell you how your opening repertoire could be improved, assess how good your endgame knowledge is, evaluate your tactical ability and also highlight your main strengths so that you can put them to good use.
 Chess Counselling.
Opinions are easy to find nowadays, everyone´s got one, and yes, they all want to make sure that you know what it is: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Google... you name it
However, searching for the right answers can take a considerable amount of your valuable time, particularly if you want not just the opinions but also the facts. And if the source of the information does matter to you and you want those responses and explanations to come from professional people, our very affordable Chess Counselling plans could be an excellent choice for you.
Who'd be interested in these plans?
A parent who wants to know what the best software is for his child, or perhaps a selection of books for his daughter's level. So, how does it work?
When you purchase a Counselling Plan, you get: Priority support via our exclusive Counselling members only forums (Silver plan) or your very own private forum (Golden plan) . Answers, explanations, direct responses to concrete questions. Who'd interested in a counselling plan? Anyone who is serious about improving his or her chess.
And here's a selection of 3 clasical games. Please use the arrows only if you want to see the following game:

  • Alartosev-Capablanca, Moscow 1935. A classic game where the Cuban GM seems to be doing very little. But small advantages tend to pile up and this game is no exception.
  • Capablanca-Levenfish, Moscow 1935. Meran variation. What makes this game a little special is the accuracy of white's attack: not even a modern computer could have handled it better!
  • Rubinstein-Hirschbein, Poland 1927. A wonderful attacking game by the "Uncrowned Champion", Akiba Rubinstein. Bb1, forcing the creation of a weakness on f6, followed by Ne4! are classy moves.