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CM David Balogh

I don't give you what you want, I give you what you need - 100% progress guaranteed!

LocationKisujszallas Hungary
LanguagesMagyar, English (US)
RatingFIDE: 218424912415
Hourly rate15 EUR / 2000 HUF
AvailabilityAccepting students
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About me

I am David Balogh from Kisujszallas, Hungary. I am 27 years old and a student of University of Debrecen studying mechanical engineering and specializing in building engineering. Official FIDE Candidate Master from 1st of May, 2017. I learned how to play chess at the age of 9 and since then I am a fanatic chess player. Due to the lack of my own family's interest and the lack of professional guidance it took me unnecessarily long to make progress. Still, my passionate spirit kept me going forward, and by the age of 15 I reached FIDE 1973 Elo by myself and I also got my first Fide Master scalp over the board. My play at that time was not based on clear basics. Soon after struggling to reach FIDE 2000 Elo I realized that I did not understand why to do this and that, I lost some games without knowing the reason and was unable to find my own mistakes. I felt really disgusted by my own play so this painful experience led me to find a coach and next thing I knew I was working with one! Although we were working on chess only for about 1,5 years together, I still learned many things! Due to financial problems, we had to end our collective work. Later I won some open tournaments e.g. V. Puspokladany Open (2012) and I got several 1-3 place finish and in 2017 I entered into 2200 FIDE Elo territory and got the Candidate Master title after competing in Budapest Spring Festival. My best result comes from the 7th Tittel Pal Memorial in 2018 July, where as the 12th ranked player I finished 1st place with the rating performance: 2394! I am hard on myself and this helps me to make progress. Currently I play my best chess! My next goal is to become Fide Master. Fide card: ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=721883

Playing experience

-Winner of the 5th Puspokladany Open (2012) - An early big achievement!
-Winner of the 7th Tittel Pal Memorial (2018) - Rating performance: 2394
-Current highest rated opponent defeated in a classical OTB game: 2429

Teaching experience

Several years of experience in coaching! Pupils have all improved their performance with me! Trend continues!

Best skills

I am an active player with huge experience behind. As a coach, I use these to guide you through the struggle - what works for me will definitely work for you too! I prefer unusal and original ideas which are based on sound positional grounds, so I give not only unique, but also correct insights! I'm not a fan of peaceful draws, so I show you how to play on! My lessons are not only useful, but definitely fun!

Teaching methodology

As long as you love playing chess and you really want to be better at it, then no matter who you are, how old you are and what level you currently are: we will achieve your goals together! As a coach, I want to share my experience with you and to help those of you who have the same issue like me struggling to get better at chess. I can help mainly players from beginner to U2200 FIDE rating level. Just a brief list of what I can offer you:

-Basic understanding of chess (rules, exceptions)
-Unique training plan according to your character
-Creating your own opening repertoire
-Deep game analysis
-Training games with me

Public studies

My fighting Games

13 • CM Mistheoretical •
  1. My longest game
  2. War on and out of the board
  3. What to do when the opponent does nothing - Part 1
  4. What to do when the opponent does nothing - Part 2
  1. CM Mistheoretical
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