Personal Notes

Hi! I am International Master Jonathan Schroer, many times North Carolina Champion since 1993. I am a professional scholastic coach and ex-Program Director of the Emory-Atlanta Castle Chess Camp. I have been giving ICC/phone lessons (individual and group) since 1995.

I am available for individual and group lessons on ICC and over the phone (and of course, in person). I will analyze your games with you to aid your understanding and to ID areas for growth. My students typically enjoy rapid and sustained improvement. For details, message

ICC lessons are given in examine mode. You choose a game of yours, or I choose an instructive game or study. We then set it up and play it through, with analysis of side variations as they arise.

If you have an available phone line, we can talk while we are in ICC examine mode, making the lesson similar to a lesson in person (but more convenient)! Without phone, ICC lessons use tells, kibitzes, or channels.

Group lessons can be a good value! Group lessons with 2 students are especially popular.

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Type Standard Rating 2708 Best
Type Bullet Rating 2450 Best 2530 (18/May/1997)
Type Bughouse Rating 2560 Best 2854 (20/Mar/1997)
Type 1-minute Rating 1756 Best