Sunday, June 20, 2010

Andrew Karklins available for lessons at reasonable rates

In the early 1970s, Life Master Andrew Karklins was one of the top 400 players in the world.  He has about twenty wins against grandmasters, including one against five-time Russian champion Peter Svidler.  A few months ago, Andrew beat GM Jaan Ehlvest, who peaked at #3 in the world rankings.

If Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood (not too far from Sheridan and Diversey) is convenient for you, you couldn't go wrong by taking lessons from Andrew!  His rates are ridiculously reasonable....  Drop me an email if you're interested and I'd be happy to pass along his contact info.


GreenCastle said...

Is he effective as a coach though? Do you know of any references?

Bill Brock said...

I know he's had students for 2+ years.

I was preparing an annotated game of his for publication in Chess Life (later this year) in an opening that I've played against Andrew, the Romanishin Variation of the Nimzo-Indian. I was surprised by how much I learned from his brief notes.

Frederick Rhine said...

He's a great annotator. His annotations in Modern Grandmaster Chess, his book about the 1964 USSR Zonal, are very instructive.