Welcome to David Friedman's Chess Lessons Website

I am a nine-time Dayton (Ohio) Chess Club champion (1997, 1999-2000, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011-2012) who has been playing tournament chess since June 1987. I have taught private chess lessons to both individuals and groups since 1998. I have provided instruction at the following schools, chess clubs and chess camps:

Dayton Chess Club
Antioch School
Springfield Country Club Chess Camp
Universal Tutoring Center Chess Camp (Huber Heights, Ohio)
Ridgewood School
Bellbrook High School
St. Teresa School
St. Mary School
Springfield Central Catholic Jr. High
St. Bernard School
Stivers High School
Piqua Catholic Schools
Normandie Chess Club
Progress With Chess (Cleveland, Ohio)

I am the Dayton area's only United States Chess Federation certified coach. I am also the only Dayton area coach listed by the Ohio Chess Association.

My teaching style is individually tailored to the unique strengths and weaknesses of each student after doing an initial evaluation of how the student plays (either by playing a training game against the student or by looking at sample games that the student has played recently). I focus on helping students develop a correct, orderly way of determining what the best move is in a given position; improve your thought process and you will play better moves!

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a lesson, contact me at DavidFriedmanChess@gmail.com