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Personal chess coaching sessions in Tallinn

Whether you are an experienced player or a chess beginner, we will provide our best effort to help you improve at chess through our personalized chess training.

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Meet our coaches

Chess coach Mikhail Rychagov

GM Mikhail Rychagov

Experienced top chess coach, certified FIDE Senior Trainer and Grandmaster, numerous international tournament winner

  • FIDE Grandmaster since 1997
  • Peak FIDE rating (classical) – 2565
  • FIDE Senior Trainer since 2011 – the only in Estonia
    (highest title of the International Chess Federation)
  • Top player Alexei Shirov's (FIDE World Vice-Champion 2000-2002) trainer since 1997
  • Estonia Best Trainer Award (2000)
  • Estonian Champion in classical chess (2000)
  • FIDE World Chess Championship participant (2000)
  • Trainer of Latvian national men's team in 3 Chess Olympiads (2012, 2014, 2016)
  • Member of the national Estonian team in 6 Chess Olympiads (1992-2002) and 2 European Team Championships (1992, 1997)
  • Winner of various international tournaments across Europe

Teaches in estonian, russian

Amateur coaching:40/hr

Professional coaching:70/hr

CM Nikita Rychagov

Ambitious chess Candidate Master, multiple-time Estonian Youth Champion, EKR qualified Estonian trainer

  • FIDE Candidate Master since 2023
  • Peak FIDE rating (classical) – 2201
  • Estonian trainer EKR III since 2023
  • Estonian Junior Championship U20 Classical – winner (2024)
  • Estonian Junior Championship U20 Classical – 2nd place (2023)
  • Estonian Youth Championship U18 Blitz – winner (2022 & 2023)
  • Estonian Men's Championship Rapid – silver medalist (2022)
  • Estonian Junior Championship U20 Classical – 3rd place (2022)
  • Cēsis Chess Festival Blitz – 3rd place (Latvia, 2022)
  • Cēsis Chess Festival Rapid – 2nd place (Latvia, 2022)
  • Estonian U16 Champion in classical, rapid and blitz chess (2021)
  • Estonian Youth Championships – prizewinner (2019-2020)

Teaches in russian, english

Amateur coaching:25/hr

Chess coach Nikita Rychagov

Where we teach

Training sessions take place in the Paul Keres Chess House. We have all the necessary tools for learning and playing chess: boards, clocks, and books. We work a flexible schedule – you can train on any day of the week.

Address: Vene 29, Tallinn
Our office
Spacious office where our coaching takes place

Make the first move

You can contact us either through e-mail or on the phone. We are passionate about chess and provide coaching to people of all ages. Pick the most convenient schedule for your training as well as your coach, and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible. Questions are welcome!


Telephone: (+372) 53401867

Chess coach Mikhail Rychagov makes the first move on the chess board