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NM Jim Mclaughlin

National Master
Teaching Rating Range:
Accepting Students?

$75 / one-hour lesson

$600 / 10 one-hour lessons

$37.50 / 30-minute lesson

Lessons Offered Via:
Zoom, Skype

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About Me

I am a retired CPA, having worked as a Corporate Auditor for Ernst and Young for 5 years in Albuquerque, NM, and then as an VP in Accounting for The Boatmen's national Bank of St. Louis, now part of Bank of America.


As a US Chess Master, I teach all aspects and methods for proper chess play.

Good Student Match:

I prefer third grade and older students, as they better understand the more advanced chess ideas.

Playing Experience:

I have been playing in open chess tournaments and for relaxation for about 50 years. I played for The St. Louis University High School chess team from 1967 to 1970. My uncle Denny Van Liew taught me to play chess on a camping trip at The Current River Resort, when I was in Grade school.

Teaching Method:

I follow The Siegbert Tarrasch, German Champion, method as outlined in his classic "The Game of Chess". I use the modern ChessBase supplemented with some great GM DVDs.

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