Personal Notes

FM Dorobanov (IM norm), born 1976 in Bulgaria, teammate and gold medalist with former World Champion Topalov, 1988; US citizen since 2004, full time chess coach 1997-2003 with over 10,000 private lessons to more than 200 individuals who have since won every major class event, including the World Open.

I offer a complete course of structured training learned from the makers of Bulgarian GMs and former World Champions Topalov and Stefanova. Smaller than the state of Virginia, Bulgaria is the only small country to have crowned both the male and female champions at the same time!

To enhance the effect of my lessons, I provide software coverage of the material and complimentary bonuses such as "My System" by Nimzowitsch, games/analysis for your opening repertoire, etc, all in CBH database format.

I believe that a personal trainer should be more than a lecturer: besides teaching I also do homework, research, and observation of improvement on my own time.

For complete information visit where you will also find samples, game analysis, tournament stories, related topics.

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