September 7, 2023
Introducing Max, a 17 year old who has been taking lessons with MyChessTutor for just over a year.
🏙️ Miami and MCT: Max's tale began in Miami, engaging closely with the MyChessTutor community. His consistent lessons with MyChessTutor became the stepping stones of his meteoric rise.
📈 Rising Through The Ranks: Starting with a humble online rating of 1188, Max soon showed his mettle, surging to 1585, an impressive feat for the efforts of just one year!
🏆 Local Laurels: But ratings alone don't tell Max's story. Look no further than his local library, where he birthed a thriving chess club from scratch. As its founder and the current president of his school's chess club, his impact on the local chess scene has been profound. Throw in a glittering trophy, accolades from tournaments, and his own private tutoring sessions, and you begin to see the makings of a local chess legend.
🌍 A Global Touch: The tale takes an inspiring turn when Max's Venezuelan roots pull him into a heartwarming endeavor. Touched by the plight of children in Venezuela, Max used chess as a beacon of hope. Equipped with chessboards and bespoke lesson plans, he embarked on a mission not just to teach the game, but to bring smiles, inspiration, and perhaps a bit of reprieve. The response? Simply overwhelming.
💡 Beyond The Board: Chess, for Max, has become more than just moving pieces. It's a dance of schematic thinking, a play of precise calculations, and above all, a path to newfound confidence. His mantra? Simple. "Practice, and a good teacher."
🧠 His Coach’s Insight: “I truly feel Max should recognize and acknowledge his own progress more. His decision to strengthen foundational skills first, such as basic tactical patterns, endgame knowledge, and opening principles, set him on a solid path. This strong foundation allowed him to improve at a quicker pace. Alongside this, his consistent involvement in the chess community and developing an identity as a chess player have played pivotal roles in his advancement. In our training sessions, I've consistently noticed Max's diligent approach. He always attempts to calculate and understand positions thoroughly. It's this consistent effort and determination that I believe has driven his steady improvement.”
We’re so proud of Max and look forward to his continued journey with MyChessTutor!