ChessGuides is excited to add FM Alessandro Manzone to our cohort of guides. Alessandro has been playing chess since age 7, and loves the life-long passion the game brings. As a teenager, Alessandro won the U14 National Championship, and then took part in the World Youth Championship. Alessandro also came in 2nd and 3rd in successive years in the U18 tournaments.
With over 15 years of coaching experience, his coaching repertoire includes working with some young and promising players, particularly Ian Hakanson -4th in the 2019 National U16 Championship (being 14 years old)-, who went from 1700 to 1900 ELO in the span of a single year.
Lately, Alessandro also worked with Silvana Agnello, who won the U2000 National Championship in 2018, and with Fide Master Daniel Pérez, from Corrientes.
Student and customer reviews of Alessandro:
”The classes with Alessandro are dynamic and it’s so amusing how he explains the topics. You´re not gonna be bored in his training.”
”He is a very patient teacher who finds a flaw in your game and then incorporates very relevant examples from classical games to help illustrate why the flaw is a flaw.”
”I’m having a great time taking lessons with Manzone. His teaching experience really shows up during game analysis, as he is always able to pinpoint critical moments in a game and give valuable lessons from them, he really has a gift for explaining positional concepts and making you understand better the game….Definitely recommended!”
”Best chess coach I’ve had so far, and definitely for the best value. He does excellent game analysis and was able to find flaws and patterns in my game. It helped me a lot to analyze my games by myself first and provide him with my own analyses, from which he was able to even further match my mistakes with incorrect thoughts and assumptions during the game. A bit long winded…all in all, stop looking for a coach, hire Alessandro”