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Do you want to learn chess from a professional coach? Professional online chess training for €24.50 to €35,- per hour depending on the number of lessons per week! Group lessons with 4 students for €10,- per hour.

My name is Midas Ratsma and I am a Dutch FIDE Master and full-time chess coach teaching students ranging from beginner to 2000 level from all over the world. My trainings will not only aim to improve your understanding and level of chess, but it will teach you how to use the most important books, chess videos , chessbase and other trainings tools to continue improving your chess even when the lessons are over. When taking lessons you will get access to a shared Dropbox with opening courses and videos about calculation and strategy.


Click here for a free individual introduction session of 30 minutes!

Click here for a first group lesson with 50% discount!

Antoine ( Cyrus1974)

The mere speed at which I am improving is in my opinion quite astonishing. When I started taking lessons with Midas in August, I was rated 950 on Now, in early December of the same year, I am going on 1500 and I regularly beat friends and family rated 1500-1600.

Rob ( Robby83)

Midas is a great teacher and his lessons are very enjoyable. My playing has improved a lot and I enjoy the game of chess even more now.

Antoine ( Cyrus1974)

Midas is really an awesome teacher and I look forward to smashing the 2000 elo barrier and getting my CM title with him. If you are looking to up your game with an outstanding chess coach, don’t look any further than Midas.

Pascal ( OffLuna)

Four months ago I started with chess lessons by Midas. Since then, my chess playing really improved and my rating went up to the highest level ever. Midas taught me how to look, where to look for and what the best moves are in a specific situation. It really deepened my understanding of chess. I’m looking forward to learn more from Midas!

Antoine ( Cyrus1974)

Over the years I’ve had many teachers for many different subjects and activities, and I can safely say that Midas is one of, if not the best I have ever had

Siebe ( sgrefhorst)

In 10 lessons my rating increased from 850 to 1150. Midas is a very nice teacher with a great ability to share his knowlegde.

Ben ( imconfusedn0w)

Coaching experience with Midas was excellent, very inciteful clear ideas on chess and how to improve. I found him friendly and patient. My rating improved around 100 points.

Joe ( ShandorDD)

Midas is a great instructor! He takes the time to review my games, suggests areas of focus, and provides comprehensive instruction. He creates a lot of bonus content as well that supplements and strengthen his in person teachings. He's flexible and is excellent in small group environments, giving each student personal attention. I look forward to his weekly videos and puzzles that he provides. If you are looking for instruction, I would encourage you to consider him as your teacher.