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WGM Tereza Rodshtein

Let's have fun and improve!

Location Czechia
LanguagesEnglish, čeština
RatingFIDE: 21692279
Hourly rateContact me
AvailabilityNot accepting students at the moment

About me


welcome to my coaching profile! My name is Tereza, I've been playing chess since 2002 and approximately ten years later I started to teach others. I'm living in the beautiful city of Prague and spend most of my time being a mom and the rest of it goes to chess related stuff, all kinds of sporty activities, traveling, reading books or watching movies.

Playing experience

- 2x Czech women champion in classical chess
- 2x Czech women champion in blitz
- member of Czech national women's team since 2010
- winner of Mediterranean Flowers tournament in 2010, bronze medal in 2011
- bronze medal in the international OPEN Karvina 2018
- individual score of 8/10 at chess Olympiad in Norway 2014
- beating the legendary team of GM L. Portisch, GM V. Hort, GM D. Velimirovic and GM W. Uhlmann with other women in the match of Snowdrops vs. Old Hands

Teaching experience

I have been teaching and lecturing about chess with a break after my daughter was born for the past ten years. Besides Czech Republic I taught chess in England in 2012/2013 season. I have been coaching ambitious youngsters who fight for medals at national championships but I have also been teaching chess to chess beginners and fans.

Other experiences

I've had the great opportunity to see all kinds of chess teaching methods from famous chess coaches and players, such as: Mark Dvoretsky, Sergei Movsesian, Alexander Shirov, Zigurds Lanka, Gennady Timoschenko, Lubomir Ftacnik, Vlastimil Hort, Vlastimil Jansa, Michal Konopka, Petr Velicka, Petr Haba, Tomas Polak, Richard Biolek, Katerina Nemcova and others. Those lessons were a great school for me both as a player and a coach.

Best skills

I enjoy playing dynamically and aggressively. Nevertheless, I've learned my lesson, and I can see now when it's time to back down and settle for a draw.
I do interactive lessons, I'm patient, thorough and fun. I'm not a know-it-all but if I cannot answer your question now, I make sure next time I can.

Teaching methodology

I prepare for lessons individually according to my student's wishes and needs. Usually each lesson consists of several parts:
checking up with homework issues, game analysis, reviewing previous lesson's topics and learning something new. If not agreed otherwise, in long-term cooperation, I focus on improving all segments of chess with a special attention to weaknesses of my students.