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FM Max Gedajlovic

We'll develop the skills to succeed in the short run and the understanding to succeed in the long term!

LocationVancouver, BC Canada
LanguagesEnglish (US)
RatingFIDE: 233226392697
Hourly rate$35/h USD, Training games $20/h
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

I'm a student studying at the University of British Columbia towards a bachelors degree in Economics.

I've been playing chess ever since I was in grade 4, and I earned my FM title at the age of 14.

Ever since I started playing chess it has served as both a creative outlet and catalyst for many amazing relationships I've formed over my years playing. I'm very grateful for everything chess has done for me and hope that I can share my passion for the game with my students.

Playing experience

I've played tournaments all over Europe and the United States including such events as the London Classic, Sunway Sitges Chess Festival and Continental Class. I also represented Canada at the 2014 World Youth Olympiad in Gyor scoring 7/9 and earning a brilliancy prize awarded by Judit Polgar. I've defeated several IM's, and have one win and many draws against GM's in rated tournament play.

Teaching experience

I work with students both locally and abroad. I've coached a top finisher at the Canadian Youth Chess Championship and a representative for Canada at the World Championship.

Teaching methodology

I believe that the most important thing for a chess player to understaning why they are making the moves that they do. Especially in an age of online blitz and bullet, chess has grown increasingly instinctive. My focus when coaching is ensuring that my students are capable problem solvers and are able to come up with a plan in every position. You'll learn to use tactics to justify your ideas, not to replace them.