Meet Vlad Ghita
Expert chess player and trainer
Private Coaching FAQ
Who is it for? Beginner players who want to work on foundational principles (<1000 Elo), intermediate club players (1000-1500), advanced tournament players (1500-2000)
What is the age range? I have had students ranging from 8-60 years old. Age does not matter, your passion and commitment for chess does!
What will I learn? Rock-solid chess principles, how to properly evaluate a position, when to look for tactics, calculation training, chess psychology.
What if the material is too hard? Rest assured, I tailor all my lessons to fit a student's level and needs!
How/when do I pay? Payment is available directly on site via CC/PayPal and is due before each lesson.
How can I book my first lesson? Fill out the form on the next page and we'll schedule a FREE 30 min consultation to explore if the fit is right!
I am an active tournament player and coach from Romania. My main strength is that I teach all my students to become independent critical thinkers in chess. As a player, my best features are: using intuition to trim the list of candidate moves, attacking chess, and practical rook endgames. Of course, I attempt to transfer this knowledge to students as well!
As a coach, I fully believe that I can help any committed individual achieve realistic goals, regardless of starting level. This is usually done by a weekly lesson (1-2 hrs) and periodic homework assignments. For the first half of the lesson, I generally analyze recent games with the student. In the second half, I deliver personalized instruction aiming to shore up deficiencies.
I speak English fluently, having spent nearly 10 years in the United States. All lessons are conducted in English.
My playing philosophy is simple: Attack and win!
Winner of the Romanian National Ch. Semifinal (6/7) in 2021
Winner of the U1900 Mid-America Open (4.5/5) in 2017
Played at the European Individual Ch. in 2022
Numerous category prizes at Open events
Best OTB win: 2400 FIDE
Highest OTB rating: 1981 FIDE
Highest online ratings: 2681 Chess.com, 2641 Lichess (blitz)