Meet Vlad Ghita

Expert chess player and trainer

Private Coaching

Who is it for? Beginner players who want to work on foundational principles (<1200 Elo), intermediate club players (1200-1500), advanced tournament players (1500-1800)

What is the age range? I have had students ranging from 16-60 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, and a steady dose of 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? Simply fill out the booking form and I will send you all relevant info privately.

How can I book my first lesson? Simply click the button below to proceed! 


I am an active tournament player and coach from Romania. In 2021 alone, I gained over 200  FIDE rating points using the techniques that I will teach you!

In the greater chess community, I am known as Vlad_Chess on Twitch. I don't stream actively anymore, but still maintain a group of about 200 people on Discord.

I started coaching in 2012 and have been mentored by FIDE Trainers. As a coach, I fully believe that I can help any committed individual achieve their goals, regardless of their starting level. This is usually done by a weekly lesson (1-2 hrs) and periodic homework assignments. My main strengths are attacking chess and endgames.

I speak English fluently, having spent nearly 10 years in the United States. All lessons are conducted in English.

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Player profile

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

  • Highest OTB rating: 1971 FIDE (January 2022)

  • Highest online ratings: 2638, 2641 Lichess (blitz)