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Making Every Lesson Count

Whether you’re looking for a serious commitment or simply want to learn something new and have fun while doing it, there’s nothing more important than being taught by an experienced Chess Teacher. I’ve been offering my services to people of all ages since 2008 and in the Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America since 2016, and I’m here to give you the personalized attention you deserve so that you can reach your full potential.

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My name is Jake Banawa and I earned my Chess Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation Master title in the year 2011. My peak FIDE chess rating is 2356. My highest United States Chess Federation (USCF) chess rating is 2472. I earned an approximately $61,000 worth of chess scholarship at Webster University, a private University in Saint Louis, Missouri with the best collegiate chess program in the World,  to complete my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree in Forensic Accounting. 


I recognize the potential in each one of my students. With my customizable approach, I’ve seen my Phoenix area students’ self-esteem and skill-set consistently rise. I love what I do and it makes me happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a private chess teacher in 2008, my results are a testament to the fact that my system works. I’m a patient, adaptable, and professional Chess Teacher ready to help you reach your goals. Get in touch today so we can start working together.

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Private Chess Lessons In Person or Online

As a well renowned  Chess Teacher since 2008, I’ve provided the tools and guidance needed to help all of my students excel. Take advantage of the vast professional experience I bring, especially my Private Chess Lessons in person or online. Get in touch today to find out more and to reserve your lesson today.

Contact me today to see how you can benefit from my wide range of services.

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