GM Federicov93 lichess coach

GM Federico Perez Ponsa

I can teach you how Grandmasters do their home preparation

LocationBuenos Aires Argentina
LanguagesSpanish, English
RatingFIDE: 25652874282124362500
Hourly rate35 USD=1 hour 300 USD=10 hours
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

Hi there! My name is Federico Perez Ponsa. I am from Argentina, and I have been a Grandmaster (GM) since 2011.
This is a link to my FIDE chess profile: I'm 25 years old and my current FIDE rating is 2565. I'm one of the top 100 FIDE Blitz and Rapid players in the world. I offer lessons and training sessions at very reasonable rates. Feel free to contact me at

Playing experience

I have been playing chess for almost 20 years. I played 3 Chess Olympiads for Argentina.
In 2018, I won the Legislatura Cup in Buenos Aires, the Barcelona Masters and the Pro-am Clarin Cup in Villa Martelli. I became one of the top 100 players in the world in February, both in Blitz (2646) and Rapid ratings (2655).

Teaching experience

Over the past few years, I have been teaching many strong students. The lessons were typically focused on specific opening preparations to help those students succeed during their tournaments. However, since the beginning of 2019, I have opened up my lessons to chess players of all levels, and am willing to broaden the scope of the lessons to include any aspect of the game that a student would like to improve. I can also check players' games and decide which teaching approach might be best for them. In addition to the lessons themselves, I have access to a lot of chess books that I can provide and suggest to students, according to their particular needs.

Teaching methodology

I believe in delivering specific lessons for each student. I try to be more like a guide than a lecturer, so that the student can continue practicing and improving efficiently, even on his or her own. For example, I think chess players trying to improve can do tactics on their own and not spend lesson time doing it. Also, when I help with openings, I try to explain how they are connected to middlegames and sometimes to endgames, so that a student isn’t merely memorizing engine suggestions.