Becoming the youngest GM in Romania would have never been possible without receiving the best chess education possible. Fortunately I had the best trainers in the country and they all had an important role in my development, both on and off the chess board.

Everybody needs guidance and a coach in chess is as important as a coach in any other sport, which is why I want to help other ambitious players achieve their full potential. Nowadays the chess world is full of players that know opening theory but have no clue how to follow up after the opening phase has ended. Unfortunately due to the rise of computers our mind has become lazier and we tend to follow blindly the suggestion of our silicon friend, but when that information is taken away most players are having a very difficult time manipulating the position in their favor and finding the continuations.

My working routine is mostly based on analyzing and improving my own games. This not only improves my opening knowledge but also helps me understand my strength and weaknesses in order to work on specific parts of my game. With my students I will apply the same ideology, after analyzing their own games, I will assess what the weaknesses and strengths are and we will create a personalized work plan in order to fully maximize one’s potential.

Cristian has a coaching experience of over 5 years and has recently been named the Head Coach of the Bay Area Chess Elite Team, visit the team’s webpage here

If you’re an aspiring chess player who wants to improve his game, whether beginner or master, and you are willing to work hard, contact me.


Cristian’s recent accomplishments include:

2016 Millionaire Chess Open Winner u2550 

Back to back US Class Champion (2013&2014)

Philadelphia Open 2015 winner 

Constant contributing writer with the US Chess Life Online Magazine & 3rd place award winner for best of Chess Life Online in 2014



Skype + team viewer – 85$/h

Face to face individual lessons – 100$/h

Online Sparring – 60$/h

Corporate & Club lectures – $400/h

Simuls & Blindfold exhibitions- $400 appearance fee$20/board

For further information please contact me at chessaesthetics@gmail.com or use the contact tab.