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NM Mark Biernacki

2017 North Carolina Chess Champion

Location Charlotte, NC, United States
Languages English, French
Rating USCF: 2223, 2052 2278 2070
Hourly rate 45 USD
Availability Now accepting students
Contact Send a private message

About me

I am a 21 year old National Master from Charlotte, North Carolina. I learned how to play chess at the age of 7 from my older brother and Dad, and I quickly fell in love with the game. I noticed from a young age that many players allow chess to fade out of their lives, so I made a point to stick with it. When I got to college in 2015, I was introduced to the online game and have been playing and working on my game ever since. I am currently working full time for the Charlotte Chess Center while taking a break from school. I plan on playing in many major tournaments in 2018. I am young and passionate about the game, and I can guarantee that I will put forth as much effort as is necessary for you to improve.

Playing experience

Most notable achievements:
National Master title- September 2017
State champion- November 2017

Teaching experience

I have been teaching chess since I was 15, both in group environments and one-on-one. I currently work full time for the Charlotte Chess Center in Charlotte, NC.

Teaching methodology

Tactical understanding can be obtained on your own- but positional understanding cannot. I believe that an understanding of positional principles is a necessary foundation to become a successful chess player. My lessons will focus on learning from your games, whether they are your own or those that others have played, specifically focusing on knowledge which an engine or database may not be able to explain. Finding the correct plan in a position is where many players struggle, and this is what I focus on.