25 student reviews
a very very nice coach in england
Brandon is an excellent coach for all levels. He has helped me greatly with an opening repertoire as well as end game studies. Highly recommended.
Having played and interacted with Brandon over the years, I am impressed by his dedication to Chess. He has sacrificed immense time and effort in his pursuit of the IM title and beyond. He even played through illness to achieve his goals.
I am certain that Brandon's dedication, passion and commitment as player will be evident in his coaching too. His students will be learning from a coach who in addition to making them play better will also cultivate their passion for chess and their character.
I would definitely recommend Brandon as a coach. His coaching sessions have covered all elements of the game and are tailored to my level. He explains things clearly and breaks down issues in ways books and online resources simply can't do. He's always well prepared for the lessons and uploads the studies onto lichess afterwards allowing me to review whenever I need.
Personally, I've had quite a few different coaches -- a few in person, and a few online. With that said, Brandon stands out as the best of them. He's always prepared, on time, and is an incredible teacher. Couldn't ask for more.
Best coach ever. All round legend. Got my rating from 1300 to 1800 in a few months. What a mad lad
All you can wish in a coach : professional, clear, organized, friendly, accurate with a wide theoretical and practical knowledge he's willing to share - all things you do not always find in other coaches, at least packed in the same "bundle". Has a good sense of empathy and good humor to go with it but doesn't drop the ball. Just give it a try. His coaching qualities are undeniable.
Brandon is an extremely professional and prepared coach. At times, I've found some of the material we were covering to be challenging, but Brandon is great at breaking things down, so I can understand the fundamental ideas. He also provides material on lichess, so you can review between sessions. If you are interested in improving your game, I highly recommend Brandon!
Brandon a very professional coach with a great eye for detail. His lessons are fun and very enjoyable. As well as extremely instructive. Covering all your needs in all aspects of the game. With a great variety in the lessons. if your looking to improve you chess game . I would highly recommend using Brandons chess teaching services. To improve your level.
Having worked with Brandon in Sydney, I would absolutely recommend him as a chess coach. When we partnered up as chess coaches in schools, I witnessed how his extensive knowledge and passion for the game inspired his students. This gave them a new perspective which helped them improve their game.
I worked with Brandon for several months as a Chess-Coach - he is an excellent coach and very passionate about chess!
I am sure no matter at which level your game is right now, he can help you to reach the next one! Brandon is a very strong tactician and has a great understanding about the game in general. He is able to coach beginners as well as title holders.
Brandon is very articulate when he is sharing his ideas as well as taking the initiative with expanding my chess knowledge. Every time we have analysed a game, he always knows what he's talking about.
Brandon is an extremely knowledgeable and talented chess player. He provided me with valuable insights to my games, as well provided practical ways to address my weaknesses. He takes a genuine interest to the development and success of his students, and the level of preparation he undertakes to support his students is top shelf. Definitely highly recommend.
I would recommend Brandon to anyone. His exceptional talent combined with his 8 years of tutoring experience (including several years as a full time chess teacher in Australia) make him one of the best tutors available. Brandon helped me identify my weaknesses and provided me materials created by him, specifically to improve my game. 10/10
Brandon embodies what it means to be both a professional chess player and coach. His willingness to share knowledge helped me to become the player I am today. I’ve always believed he could capably second for a world championship candidate with his vast opening knowledge and tactical prowess. Could not recommend him more.
Brandon is a progressive coach that strives to give his students a competitive edge. He identified my weakness in calculation immediately. Brandon taught me his tailored method for efficient and effective calculation and now I blunder a lot less.
Working alongside Brandon for several months, I saw firsthand Brandon’s depth of knowledge and his unique ability to convey this knowledge to his students. Not only will you learn a tonne when working with Brandon, but you’ll also have plenty of fun.
'A truly exceptional coach'
Dedication, Perseverance, Motivation this is what you get when taught by one of England's most promising talents. He has a keen combinational eye and spots your strengths and weaknesses during a game quite literally in a matter of seconds.
To say he has improved my game would be an understatement. Without Brandon I don't get my FIDE master title, nor do I score my first IM norm in 2019. Brandon has sharpened my opening knowledge to a fine razor's edge, considerably broadened my middle game plans and ideas, and finally consolidated my endgame understanding.
This is a rare chance for club and master level players to get coaching from a player that in all due honestly should be a professional second for some of the leading players in the world.
I can't give any higher praise than that.
He explained things in a simple manner that makes it easy to understand. He also has a good sense of humour
During my time with Brandon, he really helped to improve my calculation and help me get my CM title. His analytical ability is amazing.
Brandon helped me become a stronger chess player by emphasizing studying tactics, working on my openings, analyzing my games, and encouraging me to play blindfold chess. I have fun memories of playing Brandon at ChessPalace tournaments in California.
Increased my rating from 1500 to 2100 in two years. This man is a legend!
I had the honour to work with Brandon for a year in Australia where we we’re coaching chess together.
He helped me a lot to improve myself as a player and my understanding of chess was a lot deeper after taking Brandon’s classes.
I highly recommend him as a coach both for beginners and strong players (and everything there between).
He will for sure get your ELO rating up and help you to achieve your goals.
Helped me to become stronger than I've ever been before!