I am Alessandro Santagati, a 29 year old FM. I live in Catania , Sicily , and I started playing chess at the age of 11. I have extensive experience in training. My philosophy is that anyone can improve quickly, given the right lessons. My method is to develop the creative abilities of the students, keeping the need to memorise to a minimum. I speak Italian and English fluently .
My most successful tournament was the international tournament of Vittoria, Italy. I also achieved a good placing in the international tournament of Benidorm, Spain in 2012, where I placed 3rd-7th out of 170 players with 7.5/10 points. I also came 3rd in the Malta Chess Open held in November 2015.
I have been an Italian master since 2011 after my victory against GM Igor Efimov in the Montecatini International tournament. I have been a Fide master since 2016 after the Lugano Chess Open in which I won against the Grandmaster Pavlovic.
I started to teach chess in 2010, I'm an international instructure with students from all over the world , in particular USA, Europe and also Asia. My courses are personalised and tailored for the individual I am working with. I offer personalised lessons by seeing the student’s games and noticing his or her style, mistakes, weaknesses and strengths. After that I build an appropriate programme of work
In 2011 I was the instructor for the Sicilian boys in the Italian Youth Chess Championship. In 2015-16 I was the instructor in the course for Sicilian Talents.
I offer personalized chess lessons, I see the games of the student and I study his style,mistakes,weaknesses and after that I build a program to work to solve these problems and improve his skill.