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NM Brandon Ashe

Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe -- Hindu proverb

LocationCalifornia United States
LanguagesEnglish (US)
RatingFIDE: 2209
Hourly rate$30
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

Hi, I'm Brandon Ashe, otherwise known as amazingoid (chesskid on ICC). USCF 2320 FIDE 2209. I'm most well-known as a twitch streamer at that tries to provide educational content to all skill levels.

Playing experience

I've been playing for over 20 years.
Notable OTB results include:
Wins against GMs Kosteniuk, Blehm
Draws against GM Dlugy, IM Zatonskih
Won the brilliancy prize for best game at the 2014 Bay Area International
Ranked 5th in the United States as a 10 year old

Teaching experience

I've been teaching students both formally and informally for the past few years, through private lessons as well as through my twitch stream.

Best skills

I think my best asset is that I can explain both simple and difficult concepts in a clear, straightforward manner. Refer to my youtube channel for some examples of lessons I've given in the past on my stream.

Teaching methodology

I try to cater my lessons to meet the needs of the student. After an initial diagnostic of looking at your games to pinpoint weak areas, I aim to fix those parts before going into more general topics. As a former student of IM Jeremy Silman, I try to incorporate some of his methodologies into my teaching.

Public studies

R+P vs R

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  1. Win
  2. Draw
  3. Draw
  4. Win
  1. NM amazingoid
  2. fianchetto123

Youtube videos