World Class Mentors

FM Armin Musovic
FIDE Chess Master​ & Co-Founder
Armin Mušović
Languages: English, Crnogorski

Armin is a tournament player at the elite level. Formerly a three-time youth champion of Montenegro, Armin is proud to now teach chess full-time. Armin specializes in surprise tactics and unique approaches to winning chess. His style lends well to Blitz and Bullet chess, where Armin finished 3rd place at a national blitz championship. Read student reviews of Armin here.

International Chess Master​
Luka Drašković​
Languages offered: English, Српски

Current champion of Montenegro, Luka  is an IM with a FIDE rating of 2472 & over 16 years of experience. Luka has competed in the European Team Championships as well as multiple Olympiads.  When it comes to teaching chess, Luka is expert at dynamic play, and specializes in teaching the psychology behind life and chess:  concentration, motivation, will, and self-confidence. Luka is striving for the title of Grand Master and has already achieved one GM norm. Read student reviews of Luka here.

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FIDE Chess Master​
Alessandro Manzone
Languages: English, Española

Alessandro is a  former youth champion of Argentina. Bringing not only extensive experience in practical tournament play, Alessandro also has over 15 years of teaching experience. He believes in the analysis of one´s own games as a fundamental aspect of chess training, and considers the knowledge of the classics as an essential part of chess education. Read student reviews of Alessandro here.

Andrada Popa
Andrada Popa​
Languages: English, Română, Français

A rising star, Andrada has multiple medals at national team championships, and a Silver Medal at the Romanian Cup of 2019.  Her experience as instructor is deep, both in after-school programs and several associations.  Currently a computer science student at university, Andrada seeks to grow the online resources for children to learn chess.  

Edanur Cakal​
Edanur Cakal
Languages offered: English, Türk

Eda has been playing chess since the age of 6.  Having co-founded a chess club at Hacettepe University, she still represents Hacettepe in Chess Leagues organized by Caturanga TV.  Eda knows the potential chess has in bringing people together.  Eda shares ChessGuides’ passion for mentoring children, having founded Chessevens to promote chess to children in the Turkish speaking world.

Raghav Srivathsav Varayogi
Raghav Srivathsav
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu
Raghav has been playing chess in India since the age of 9. Having won several international tournaments, Raghav dedicated himself to professional chess. He has 5 Limca World Records in Blindfolded Chess, and is also a Guinness World Record holder since age 6. His aim is for students to enhance their thinking and play comfortably. Raghav is developing a tournament planning system for athletes in chess, and beyond!
The Original Guides, Founders

Jon Naser & Alessandro Migliuolo

Languages offered: English, Italiano

Co-Founders Jon Naser (far right) and Alessandro Migliuolo (center back) have been playing chess together since they were students in middle school. They have championed chess: a game that teaches so much, and is FUN at all ages and skills! Their natural personalities as players provides the best of both worlds to students. Jon favors a studied, slow-tempo approach to the game, while Alessandro favors creative, fast-pace play.

See example tournament from 2006 where Jon & Alessandro led their local public school to 1st place in the region!  

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