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 8 reviews
by Paul G on SmarterChess
Best Instructor In the World

GREAT instructor. easy to talk to. He talks to you and doesn't criticize in a negative way. I have had other coaches and they were all just so hard to talk to. I recommend Matt to ANYONE who wants to get better at chess.

by Ajay on SmarterChess
Great Coach!

Mr.Matt is such a wonderful coach and helps with every aspect of the game, he is very flexibly with timing and after my first lesson my chess.com rating improved by 100 rating points.

by Richard Huang on SmarterChess
Wonderful Chess Coach

Matt is a well-behaved coach who is always punctual for lessons. He is very flexible with scheduling lessons, which is a big bonus to me. Matt willingly accommodates me whenever I have activities that conflict with the lesson.
Since my first lesson, my rating jumped 300 points. It keeps increasing steadily. Matt is the wonderful chess coach I have ever had and continues to be.

by charlie on SmarterChess
Chess is BEAST

Chess is a wonderful game to play. Chess is not just a game, its a fun board game. But right now my coach is Matt. I first met Matt at the Rochester scholastic tourney. I first wondered, man this guy is good at chess. Then I first met him as my first coach in Minnesota. But right now without Matt I wouldn't be this far into tactics or games that help me in chess. Thanks Matt for being a awesome teacher!

by Jenny Yan on SmarterChess

Matt is a wonderful chess coach. By learning with him, I learned how a real chess player felt. Now, I feel confident and positive at chess tournaments. Before, I would freak out. Thanks, Matt.

by Shulan Tian on SmarterChess
The best choice that I made for my kids to have Matt as their Chess Coach

Matt is very decidated to the chess. My son Ben gained great confidence since he was coached by him. Ben's rating jumped a lot within a short period. From my point of view, Ben is not just learning from him in chess side, he is also learning a lot in many ways from Matt, such as being patient, focused and dedicated. Now he is also my daughter Jenny's favorite Chess Coach. I always thought that this was the best choice that I ever made for my two active kids! Thanks, Matt. You are really terrific...

by Dennis Mays on SmarterChess
Very effective and respectful chess coach

I highly recommend Matt as a coach to anyone who wants to improve at chess. He has coached chess for many years and is still an active over the board player. This ensures that he is current on his theory and his game is sharp. Matt is able to tailor his lessons to his students' needs and wishes. At the same time, he is not afraid to tell you what you should do to improve. Matt is equally comfortable coaching children and adults. He makes studying chess fun!

by Maor Leker Locker on SmarterChess
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Probably one of the best coaches in the U.S. Highly recommend by me to students who want to learn from someone who is nice, patient, and makes sure that you know what you need to know for your level and also helps you out whenever you need any advice. 🙂