Riker Johnson, Colorado School of Mines student
“It wasn’t until I met Lior that I fully understood what it meant to improve and challenge my game. I’ll never forget the awe and confusion I felt when I tried to keep up with him during the very first game we played.
Lior was able to explain not only his own strategies but also the mistakes I was making throughout the game. His ability to cater to different skill levels is unmatched; I went to a camp with my 7-year-old sister and other players across various spectrums of ability and was able to get just as much from it as they did because of how personalized he makes his lesson plans.
On top of this, his warm demeanor and patience highlights how he cares about more than just your chess skills, but about you as a person. After the camp, I felt humbled but also inspired to continue to enjoy and pursue chess as a lifelong hobby.
I can’t recommend Lior enough and owe it to him for renewing my passion for the game.”
“Lior is an amazing coach and fantastic influence for my son. He makes chess fun while his humor and friendliness help the kids feel at ease.” – Cheri Burrer, parent