I have studied with Lance for a year now. He is a fantastic coach and I recommend him very highly. He is very patient with his style and goes above and beyond to form a friendly relationship with his students. He is always willing to study what I am interested in and his high level of skill allows him to immediately home in on what I need to do to improve. He also has numerous studies that he has provided me and that we have worked on together.
Excellent coach. When analyzing your games Lance can always point out your weaknesses and show you how to fix them. Very flexible in terms of time and the student's learning preferences. Would recommend.
Mr Lance is a great coach and person. He is very respectfull, flawless in explaning chess, proffesional, and has a sense of humour. I've watched a 1000 chess games, but in the first 10 minutes all I heard was new and got me thinking in a different and probably better way. Discussing chess positions with Mr Lance is very pleasing. He teaches me to think. I'm greatfull.
Lance is an INCREDIBLE chess coach, mentor and friend! He's available for my unique schedule, and teaches according to my preferences. I love playing blitz or 15 minute games with him, or we can go into detailed lessons about my current games, sometimes spending an entire hour on a single game played. Lance's English is fantastic. More importantly, Lance has become an online friend that cares about my daily life and chess improvement. I Highly Recommend Lance !! A+++++
When I see Lance to play, I notice a sinchronization between his move and the feeling of the position. His games are very instructive, with logic, big imagination, and good high level. He is a very kind person too. I recommend you.
Lance is an excellent coach, who goes out of his way to help you improve your chess greatly. He is also an excellent player, friend and companion who has been playing online chess for a long time and is now not only an online chess legend but also an awesome online coach and a kind and helpful friend to have. Im 101 percent sure you will not regret your decision to hire him as your coach!
Everyone knows that Lance is one of the strongest players on Lichess, but what most don't know is that he is also incredibly kind, thoughtful, and dedicated to his students.
Lance strives to be as flexible as possible to adapt to the needs of each student at each moment in time - no cookie cutter lesson plans. He is available very often, whether you want a full-blown lesson or just a few quick games.
The bottom line is that Lance is more dedicated to his students than any other coach I've seen. You absolutely will not regret working with him.
I am Lance, experienced online chess coach from Russia.
I got to know the game early and since this moment I love chess instantly and forever. I have a passion for playing and teaching and I love both activities.
I do highly appreciate student/coach relationship and I try to do my best for my chess students. I've also noticed that I feel more happy from my students' chess successes in comparing to mine (as a player).
I am experienced online chess player (10+ years) and 10x Lichess Marathon Winner.
Large experience of online play against famous players including top10-100 Fide GrandMasters (more than 1000 games and not bad score finally).
This unique experience of play vs some of the best chessplayers in the world has improved me the most as a teacher and player.
Coaching online for more than 10 years. Lessons in English and Russian.
I love to watch twitch. There are a lot of great lichess streamers there.
I concentrate on maximisation of the general chess understanding.
I teach not how to memorize but how to understand. I trust that understanding and logic (and regular practice of the new knowledges) are the most important in chess.
I review students' games and see their weakness and strength and prepare my recommendations for their further chess improvement.
We review the most important basics to make sure that student is familiar with it and then work on the constant perfection of the student according to his current weakness and needs.
I am flexible for my students, so I can teach them anything (inside my spectrum of knowledges, skills and abilities) anytime according to the current student's preference.
Of course I can recommend to study together something concrete as well, either according to our general plan of the student's chess improvement or according to student's recent games or other difficulties student might have had from doing homework or other chess activities - in order to keep student's chess understanding maximally clear.