Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe -- Hindu proverb
California United States
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 http://www.twitch.tv/amazingoid that tries to provide educational content to all skill levels.
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
I've been teaching students both formally and informally for the past few years, through private lessons as well as through my twitch stream.
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.
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.