16 student reviews
Excellent coach, lessons are well organised and cover all aspects of the game. Additionally, there are always extra things Brandon provides to work on outside. Highly recommend.
During my time with Brandon, he really helped to improve my calculation and help me get my CM title. His analytical ability is amazing.
Excellent coach, always punctual, leaves great homework and stuff to work on outside of teaching hours. Highly recommend for improvement in your overall chess game even at a more advanced 1800+. 10/10
Training with Brandon took my chess to a higher level, 100% recommended. A great friend and a great person!
If you want a coach that allows you to understand chess in a different way than usual and 100% efficient, I highly recommend the master Brandon
This is my best coach ever! He is super good at chess. And I like his fide of 2445
Having played and interacted with Brandon over the years in various tournaments, I am impressed by his dedication to Chess, sportsmanship and willingness to share. He has invested and dedicated immense time and effort in his pursuit for excellence and of the IM title and beyond. He even played through illness to achieve his goals.
I am certain that Brandon's dedication, passion and professionalism as a player will be evident too in his coaching. You will be learning from a coach who will, in addition to guiding you towards better and improved play, cultivate your character and passion for chess.
Brandon is very open to sharing his advice on chess improvement! I first met Brandon in California about 7 years ago when he was had a USCF rating that was slightly above a National Master. Over the next few years, he quickly gained FIDE rating points and is an IM. His strong points are opening preparation, tactical vision, imagination, playing surprising moves, and having lots of mental strength and self-belief. Learn how he plays for a win even in drawish positions, and how he often succeeds doing so against lower-rated opposition! Be prepared to work very hard when studying with Brandon!
Really helped me identify my weaknesses and talked me through ways to improve and gave examples and study's to improve my strength, Thanks Brandon
Brandon is an amazing player and coach. If you analyse your games with him, or listen his preparation when he play is very different than the most part of players and coachs. This guy looks a chess machine!!!
I am working with Brandon for some months now. He is helping me in all phases of the game (opening, middlegame and endgame) and is quite patient with me. I was playing e4 and wanted to get into the more positional d4. Brandon takes me through my games, does tactic lessons with me, gives me an insight into positions/strategic thinking an has ready made lessons on lichens that summarise the complex matters. He helps me to improve in every part of the game and I am thankful for his commitment. I recommend him highly.
I worked with Brandon for a little over 9 months. He is an exceptional coach and has an extremely deep understanding of the game. He is very professional and organized and will provide you with reference materials after your session. He was able to assist me in improving my opens, endgame and middlegame. I could not recommend him enough. If you are looking to improve you game, you have found the right coach.
Working with Brandon at the Sydney Academy of Chess for more than a year, I witnessed firsthand Brandon's extensive knowledge of the game and his unique ability to convey this knowledge to his students. Whether a beginner or master, you'll learn a tonne working with Brandon(and probably have a lot of fun too!)
Brandon is an exceptional coach. Having worked alongside him at the Sydney Academy of Chess I witnessed a coaching style that promotes brilliance.
Brandon could coach anyone to success, from the youngest beginners to the most experienced grandmasters.
Great coach! Helped me go from 1000 to 1800 on Lichess in months. Lovely guy, I would highly recommend!
Brandon is a very active Player and a very good chess coach! I like his own games and style and I love his opening recommendations for my personal repertoire as well as his generel advices he could give me ...alone I wasn't able to address my weak spots, within one year I improved my rating by 100 Elo points and was even able to score my first IM norm. Thank you Brandon!