Attila Turzo

Looking for a chess coach?  Want proven results?  Look no further!  Under IM Turzo’s patient tutelage, in less than six months, my rating has gone up from 1514 to 1742 USCF, I have won the 2011 US Class C Championship, and I am already beating 2000+ rated players.

In situations where I already know what openings my opponent is likely to play, Attila has given me a specific opening repertoire to study and prepare in response, and I have won or drawn every match as a result.

I highly recommend IM Attila Turzo.  He’s supportive and friendly, is able to quickly highlight strengths and weaknesses in any position, and list other master games for me to study.  He also documents homework and keeps a log of all games we have analyzed together.  In short, Attila’s coaching has been critical to my success.

Brian - Austin, Texas, United States 


Attila has coached me for 8 months. He is an excellent coach and has helped focus my chess analysis and study time. Through his help, I believe that my playing ability has stabilized and my confidence is greater for my chess games for both OTB and online chess. He has pointed out various “bad habits” I’ve developed.

In our sessions, we’ve covered building opening repertoires, position analysis, end game play and middle game planning. The sessions are very focused and, as a follow-up,  he sends the games that we’ve analyzed (along with the study lines) and a record of what was covered. In addition, he assigned homework to help keep me working toward my objectives.

I consider these sessions very valuable and feel that my playing strength is much stronger. I highly recommend him as a chess coach.

Julian - Albuquerque, United States 

I have just finished my first lesson with Attila and was really most impressed. I must say that I was a little worried that dealing with an International Master, I would feel intimidated. But within minutes Attila’s relaxed and friendly manner put me at ease right away. He has the ability to come down to your level and has the patience to explain until you understand. There was no sense of rushing through the lesson but would stop and explain ideas and tactics at a pace that one could easily follow. You quickly realised that he has a genuine interest in you and in improving your chess abilities. I was impressed by his thoroughness and plans and ideas put forward to help you succeed. A tremendous amount was achieved in the hour we had and also gave you a desire to go out their and do it. I will certainly be continuing my lessons with Attila. and I have made new friend as well. I would whole heartedly recommend Attila if you have a desire to improve your chess.

Ashley - East London, South Africa 

Attila is a very good coach I highly recommend him for anyone looking to improve in chess seriously, he has helped me a great deal in getting my chess back to state, I work with him once a week and it really improves my chess understanding every time. We work on a new opening repertoire with him and I was at first quiet worried with the amount of time it would take and the amount of time i have in a week but after a few lessons with him it really feels like there is nothing to learning new openings he really takes time with what he teaches, doesn’t just hastily go through lines if i have any questions about anything we would immediately stop and analyze what ever idea i saw and he would explain it great. I will definitely continue studying with him as long as I can

Johann - Ventersburg, South Africa 

I’ve been studying with Attila for a month now, and I am very satisfied with the quality of the lessons.  His chess coaching experience is obvious.  He has helped me to develop an opening repertoire suited for my style, and I am already a more confident player as I am now playing the right openings.  Attila is passionate about chess, and this is something that’s very important for any chess teacher.  I am looking forward to many more lessons with him.

Calvin - Illinois, United States 

Attila is an excellent coach.  I have been studying with him for several months and I can feel and see the difference. I can only echo the comments of the others.  He is clearly a good communicator and has really helped my self-confidence and attitude towards the game.  Money well spent!

David - Budapest, Hungary 

I was searching around for a good teacher when I first met Attila. I met him by joining one of his simuls and talking after the game with him. In the game we played I was blown away by his superior endgame technique and after taking lessons with him I still see him as an excellent endgame player. He was very friendly when we first met and I know that he takes good care of his students.

Ever since I started getting lessons from him I have seen a nice improvement in my play and rating. I give credit to him for my goals that I have reached. I was able to score my first over-the-board win against a FIDE master that was previously beating me constantly before Attila taught me. I am extremely fortunate to have met him during my time of searching around for chess coaches.

Matt - New York, United States 

Some milestones of my career as a player:

  • started at the age of 7
  • more than 20 gold medals in scholastic tournaments
  • International Master at the age of 18
  • Hungarian Junior Champion at the age of 19
  • represented Hungary in World Junior Championships two times and in an European Junior Championship
  • Winning the Unna Open 2003 tournament in Germany with a perfect 7/7 score and a 2700+ rating performance
  • 1st place in more than 10 international tournaments
  • I was the first commentator on first internet chess radio

A few years ago, I took classes with Attila.  He really helped improve my game.  Even though I no longer play chess, I treasure the classes that I had with him.

Alex – Phoenix, United States 

I just had my first lesson with IM Attila Turzo, where we analyzed 3 of my games. Communication was done via microphone and I learned a lot more than I would have expected in only 1 hour. In positions where I had spent a long time looking for the right move, he finds it in a matter of seconds and quickly explains why it’s better, in a way that is easy to understand, and lets me build an attacking plan around that move so that it’s easier to remember. I’m very satisfied.

Kim - Stavanger, Norway 

I support you to reach your goals.

I have had 17 years experience in  chess teaching.

I started to teach online 13 years ago in 2001 and I was one of the first online chess coaches.

I think it’s important to have balance of studying new ideas and getting feedback by analyzing your games which you play online or over the board.

I give support materials, homework to help your studies between the lessons.

I do my best to help you to improve your chess, win more games and have fun! 

I am available for lessons from Monday to Sunday in the following times:


6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time

6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central time

6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Mountain time

6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific time


8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. UK time

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Central European time


5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Eastern time

3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Western time

Lesson fee:

50 dollars per hour.

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email: attilaturzo at gmail dot com

phone: +36 20 550 8749

address: 30. Györgyhegy street, Solymár, Hungary, 2083