Rephrasing Mark Twain, the difference between an instructor and
a good instructor is the same as between a lightning-bug and lightning.
Aleksandr Kitsis, a member of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), draws on almost 40 years of chess playing and teaching experience to create an intellectually stimulating chess learning environment.
National Chess Master, rated among the top 1% of U.S. chess players
Professional Coach with over 25 years of experience
2300+ rated player
USCF Certified Tournament Director
Worked with children aged five to eighteen as well as adults
Trained instructors and gave chess clinics for adults
VivacityChess, Vivacity Students, and Mr. Kitsis has been featured in the media.
WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?
“Mr. Kitsis achieved excellent results in training young players,” Victor Romkovich,
FIDE Master, Director of children-teenagers chess school, Kishinev, Moldova
“Chess classes were very interesting. Mr. Kitsis was respected among teachers, parents and
students.” N. Punga, School Principal, Kishinev, Moldova
“Your extensive chess experience makes you fully qualified… I wish you good fortune in the
endeavor,” Tom Brownscombe, FIDE Master, Director of Scholastic Programs of the U. S. Chess Federation
"I appreciate the work that you have done to help your community through chess. I believe that
chess is a means by which to uplift an entire society. You are helping to make that happen."
Rachel Lieberman, Director of Prevention Programs, United States Chess Federation