The following coaches and tournament directors offer their services to Illinois chess players and clubs. Listings are free for ICA members (memberships start at $15). “Affiliate” in a listing signifies an ICA Affiliate member, and readers are referred to the Affiliates web site, which includes additional detail.

Being listed does not imply an endorsement from the ICA. Users are encouraged to check references and conduct background checks.

Hourly fees are indicated by two symbols, the first for individual instruction, the second for groups of 3 or more:

$ -- up to $30
$$ -- $31 to $60
$$$ -- over $60

New listings -- or updates -- should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

COACHES

All Ages Chess Enrichment (Joe Splinter, Expert, USCF rating 2113), 1944 St. Clair Lane, Hanover Park, IL 60133, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 630-965-2744, fees negotiable (Affiliate)

Mesgen Amanov, Grandmaster, 1711 Kendale Dr., Glenview IL 60025, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 773-817-1097

Boris Avrukh, Grandmaster and Author, Co-Champion: 2014 Midwest Class. Hoffman Estates, Private or Group Lessons, in-person or via Skype. https://www.facebook.com/BorisChess. 847-337-4483, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Caveman Chess (Kevin Bachler, FIDE Master, USCF Professional Chess Coach (Level V), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 847-430-6798 www.cavemanchess.com (Affiliate)

Chess Ed (Alice Holt), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 847-775-9906, http://www.chess-ed.com (Affiliate)

Chess Weekend (Glenn Panner, USCF Expert, USCF National Chess Coach (Level 4), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
815-955-4793 Individual, group lessons, schools, or camps. Located in the SW suburbs. (Affiliate)

Chess Wizards (Artem Ishchenko), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
866-969-4386, http://chesswizards.com(Affiliate)

Albert Chow, FIDE master, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 3513 N. Seminary, Chicago, IL, 60657, 773-320-2775

Dynamic Chess, Inc. (Paul Kash), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 773-512-2811, http://dynamicchessinc.com (Affiliate)

Bill Feldman, private or group lessons for beginning or intermediate youth, Western suburbs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Afilliate)

Florin Felecan, International Master, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 847-401-0900

International Educational and Cultural Services, Inc. (Mikhail Korenman, Willowbrook, IL,
785-906-0402, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., http://www.intecsus.org (Affiliate)

Kings and Queens Chess Club (Lana Pritzker, Program Administrator; Lead Coaches: Tamara Golovey, Leonid Bondar, Mila Finkelshtein); 2379 Castilian Circle, Northbrook, IL 60062, 847-414-3730, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., kqchessclub.com (Affiliate)

Dejan "Max" Maksimovic, International Master, 20 years’ experience as a chess coach, available for private, group, school, college or university instruction, as well as online lessons, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 224-875-9715, www.maxchampions.com

Gauri Shankar Manoj, National Master and FIDE Master, 224-766-6709, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gopal Menon (National Master), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 847-406-9442

Touch Move Chess Center (Angelo Young, International Master), 5639 N. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60660;This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 773-627-2759

Arjun Vishnuvardhan, International Master, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 224-392-6981

Yury Shulman, Grandmaster, 2008 US Champion, Barrington, www.shulmanchess.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 312-375-7475

Aung Zin, FIDE Master, $$, 2011 Illinois state co-champion, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 630-415-5031

 

TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

Keith Ammann, Local TD, floor or back room, scholastic or open, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bill Buklis, US Chess Senior TD (floor or back room), FIDE National Arbiter, scholastic or open, directing or organizing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Erik Czerwin, Local TD, floor or back room, scholastic, open, or IHSA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-904-1392

Bill Feldman, USCF Senior TD, rated or non-rated events, all-age or scholatic, full-service organizing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chris Merli, ANTD, floor or back room, scholastic or open, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Glenn Panner, National TD, Floor or back room, scholastic or open, plenty of experience with organizing events, willing to work with new or experienced organizers. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 815-955-4793

Maret Thorpe, USCF Associate National TD, FIDE NA, floor or back room, scholastic, open or IHSA, directing or organizing, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.