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IM Irakli Beradze

Chess is beautiful enough to waste your life for.

LocationAustin, Texas United States
LanguagesEnglish (US)
RatingFIDE: 2502282925142694
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

International master from Georgia. Currently living in Texas, United States. International Rating Fide: 2502 USCF: 2574

Playing experience

I started playing chess when I was 6 years old. Since then I became 15 times Georgian (National) Champion under different age of categories. I was Captain of the Georgian Team at the World Youth Chess Olympiad and a former member of our country’s prestigious World Chess Olympiad 2018. I played many World and European Championships, where I became Vice World Champion under 10 year boys and took 3-4 places on European Youth Championships several times. Chess accomplishments led me to join the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Chess team, which ranks as one of the best university chess teams in the United States. We are State champions for 3 years already. I took 3rd place on my board in 2019 Pan-Am Intercollegiate Championship. I have 2 GM norms and I am just missing one to get my Grandmaster title.

Teaching experience

I have 5 year experience in coaching. I have many talented students from all around the world. I am working with children as well as adults.

Best skills

My main aim is to teach students not only Basic Chess Ideas and Dogmatics but to improve their creativity and way of thinking. I think its very important in chess to be able develope your new Ideas and Individuality.

Teaching methodology

First, I think the important part of studying chess is to find student's weaknesses and start to improve. It is very important not to make same mistakes twice.
Teaching methodology depends on students and their individuals.
Lesson includes : opening preparation, game analyzes, calculation techniques, and Endgame skills.