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IM Renier Castellanos

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LocationJavea Alicante Spain
LanguagesEnglish, español
RatingFIDE: 25052701
Hourly rate35€ / 1h
AvailabilityAccepting students
Active

About me

International Master Renier Castellanos from Spain, chess coach and active chessplayer. Started playing chess at the age of 7 and to this day I continue. I like traveling, photographs, sports . We run the blog ThinkingSquares.com and ThinkingSquares on Facebook. Check out my website for more info about me and about our lessons.
thinkingsquares.com/training-plans/

Playing experience

Played in two Olympiads in the Chilean team, Calvia 2004, and Torino 2006. I have two GM norms. I usually play in Europe in every possible Open event. Spain, Italy, and France.

Teaching experience

Over 10 years of coaching experience, my training plan is especially focused on improving your openings and the middle game motifs that normally emerge from them. It gives results in short term. Moreover, I provide deep analysis of your own games. I believe that one of the keys to improve your play is recognizing your own mistakes and your tendency to repeat them in certain positions. My students also benefit from my own new chess experience, keeping therefore up to date with theory and fresh analysis all the time.

Other experiences

FIDE TRAINER titled.
Coach for Barbados Women team in the Baku 2016 Olympiad.
Coach for Barbados Women team in the Batumi 2018 Olympiad
Currently coaching the women team CSM Bucuresti, Romania.

Teaching methodology

My methods may vary depending on my student's strength. Mostly I go over everything that has worked for me in the past and has helped me to play better and overcome difficulties. Opening advice, middle game knowledge, classic games on most know etc. I present a concept and then work with different types of positions. Not only from published works from famous players and trainers but also plenty of original positions from my own games and research. Students are welcome to send me positions to analyze as well.

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