Private Chess Lessons

with Kaveh Naficy

Game Rules

Beginners will learn game rules and basic playing strategies.

Openings, Endgames & Tactics

Intermediate players will dive further into game play strategies.

Game Assessment

Learn from in-depth reviews of personal and top-level games.

Meet Kaveh

  • 16 years old
  • Junior at AGHS (’23-’24)
  • Active member of the AGHS Theater Company
  • member since 2020
  • 6/23 rating: 1600 based on over 1,800 games (98th percentile)
  • 6/23 Speed chess rating: 1300 based on over 2,300 games (95th percentile)
  • Member of the SLO County Chess Club
  • President of the AGHS Chess Club; Organized school-wide tournaments


Private Tutoring

  • $10 per half hour
  • $15 per hour
  • Meet-up locations in SLO and AG


Small Groups

  • Small groups are made up of similar age and ranking students
  • Small group opportunities may be offered based on my pool of students

Coming Soon


  • Small tournament opportunities may arise


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