GM Sodertalje lichess coach

GM Jacek Stopa

Specializing in bringing 1600-2000 FIDE players up to higher levels

LocationPoland Poland
LanguagesEnglish, Mandarin
RatingFIDE: 243123012447
Hourly rate50 USD
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

31 years old Polish GM and gaming application developer. Self-learnt Mandarin language, currently working as a Data Analyst for a cryptocurrency start-up in Shenzhen, China. My other passion is Python programming.

I still find some free-time for coaching, as I really enjoy doing that. So let me help you with your chess!

Playing experience

21 years of international tournament experience in more than 50 countries on 4 continents. 3rd in the World Youth Chess Championship in Belfort, France 2005. Won Philadelphia International Tournament 2008. Won Iranian Khazar Cup 2015. And many others.

Teaching experience

I have 13 years of coaching experience, teaching to levels under 2300 of all ages,
specializing in 1600-2000 FIDE and bringing those guys a few hundred points up. I am fluent in English, Mandarin, German and Polish.

Other experiences

Live broadcasting in Mandarin for large audiences @爱棋艺
Working on the app 2014-2016

Best skills

Opening repertoire and light-pieces endgames.

Teaching methodology

Outgoing personality, active, like to challenge my students to going deeper into the game's strategy. I virtually always start a new teaching adventure with going over the student's recent games, carefully taking notes of the student's own feelings about his or her strategy flaws, the types of mistakes they make, the kind of holes in preparation they have. I then develop a comprehensive plan for the student's future improvement, largely depending on his or her availability and how serious about chess they are. Each student is different, has different expectations and I like to respect that while coaching, but at the same time encourage them to let chess play a larger role in their lives.

Public studies

GM Stopa Study 1

1 • GM Sodertalje •
  1. Chapter 1
  1. GM Sodertalje

GM Stopa Study 2

1 • GM Sodertalje •
  1. Chapter 32
  1. GM Sodertalje

Youtube videos from my channel