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International Chess Coaching Academy

Art of Chess – online chess school, the best chess instructors, excellent price per hour

Professional instructors

Our chess instructors are carefully selected in order to meet high standards in terms of improving chess knowledge, tactics, strategy and speed of play.

Successful training

Given the experience we have, the quality and knowledge of our chess instructors, we are absolutely confident in our work and we are ready to offer a guarantee.

Satisfied students

The lessons are tailored to the student needs. They are dynamically designed, routed in methodology and creatively stimulating. That is why our students are very satisfied and happy to approach each lesson.

Art of Chess

Improve your chess playing Online

Improve your chess knowledge, skill, technique and tactics by learning from the best chess masters and grandmasters.

Art of Chess


Art of Chess



The course is intended for competitive amateurs and club players who want to strengthen their game and enjoy their moves on the board (amateurs with a lower level: from 1400-1800).


The course is especially suitable for teenagers and adults who are able to count moves, but they lack an important links to move to a higher level in the form of proper strategic-positional thinking


The course is intended for top amateurs of level 2200-2400. The candidate is suggested a clear path by which he can reach first the title of FIDE Master, then the International Master and finally the Grand Master.


    Duncan Dicks

    Cheltenham, England

    I’ve been working with Brian for 6 months now. I really look forward to the sessions. His personalised support has helped my online rating to gradually push towards 2300. I’ve taken on new openings that suit my style well, and I feel much more confident in my endgame preparation. Thanks, Brian!'


      Geneve, Switzerland

      This Academy is great for anyone ready to invest time and effort in chess to see actual results. Brian is a great teacher. Each player gets a customized learning path based on her individual level and goals. My 2 sons have been taking remote classes for 3 months now. They can't wait for their Skype call each week! They have homework, learn the theory in class and benefit from game analyse. They regularly play against the teacher and some very talented 2000+ ELO school members from which they learn a lot. I definitely recommend the course to anyone considering chess seriously!

        Zoe Moyers (mum)

        Having seen my son Indy grow over the past three years whilst working with Brian, I am so grateful that we found Brian. Brian has a unique concept to coaching, not only is it about being a better chess player but it’s about developing a love of chess, a love of the history of chess, a love of the famous players past and present and above all else it’s about growing as an individual, knowing yourself more through how you play and approach chess. Brian’s coaching has transformed my son’s game from simple tactics to longer term positional and strategic thinking, an incredible knowledge of ends game theory and a highly focused approach to opening play. This combination has resulted in my son being the most improved national player at the beginning of 2022 and a rating over 2000 and growing. It’s not just the lessons that matter to Brian, Brian has journeyed alongside my son through numerous crisis, tournaments and celebrations. Huge thank you Brian!

        Ana Berke

        Female International Master. Croatian senior champion in 2017 and 2018. Multiple national team champion. She played several times for the national team. She worked as a professional coach in Dubai for ages 6 to 14. In addition to chess, she holds a degree in economics.

        Vince Southcott

        Vince Southcott is a life coach, psychologist, focused on providing support to chess players who have a need to face life and chess challenges that prevent them from achieving success. His rich experience has helped many young athletes not to retreat in moments of crisis and temptation, supporting balanced emotional and mental development.

        Brian Dinter

        Chess Coach & Manager

        Founder of the Academy, an online high-profile website for chess teaching / training and management, which aims to develop highly intelligent and complete personalities through chess.

        For a full ten years, he served as executive vice president of the Rijeka Chess Club, one of the most prominent chess institutions in the country.He was the organiser and director of various chess tournaments as well as the manager and advisor of both amateur and professional chess players.

        His special approach to personalised lessons combining targeted personality psychology with chess strategy brings exceptional satisfaction and success to each student.

        His rich biography includes a law degree in Croatia and Italy, a degree in Italian didactics in Venice, a doctorate in metaphysics, business management experience in much of Europe, author of a number of books in popular psychology (Virtues of the Mind, Samsara and Nirvana, On the Path of Spiritual Emancipation, Esoteric Triangle of Wisdom, etc.), novels (Passion of a Woman – published in Italy), poetry, travelogues and didactics (language exercise book). He traveled around the world and lived in Croatia, Serbia and England. He was the promoter and organiser of a series of humanitarian actions such as the Simultaneous Chess Game with celebrities in 2000. in Opatija and the humanitarian magazine ‘Hair, with love for abandoned children’ in 2005. under the auspices of government institutions. He earned the title of National Chess Master in England.

        Chess is his life passion and today he is completely dedicated to it with the intention of making the Art of Chess Academy the most respected chess academy, passing on his rich knowledge and experience of the organisation to associates and students. His associates / instructors are selected based on their intellectual completeness: in addition to their chess knowledge.He feels it is important that they have personable qualities and intuitive psychological skills to transfer knowledge and motivate each student to enjoy the training process and to achieve their desired results.

        Ognjen Cvitan

        Grandmaster. He has been playing chess seriously since the age of twelve. In 1980 he became the junior champion of Yugoslavia. He achieved career success in 1981 when he became a junior world champion in Mexico City. He was the champion of Croatia in 1992. He has played eight times at the Chess Olympics and six times at the European Championships. In the role of coach, he raised the achievements of many current members of the Croatian national team.

        Marin Bosioćić

        Velemajstor. Hrvatski šampion 2017 i 2019 g. Osvajao je više međunarodnih turnira kao i zlatnu medalju na klupskom Europskom prvenstvu u Grčkoj 2017. Pored šaha završio je i ekonomske studije. Posebno je verziran za treniranje mladih talentiranih šahista sa solidnim rejtingom.

        Nenad Dimitrijević

        Fide master. He has been playing chess since he was five. Two-time youth champion of Vojvodina, categories 14-16 years and 16-18 years. Since 2010, he has been dedicated to the coaching profession with great success in working with children. In addition to chess, he also has a university degree as a law graduate.

        Jovana Erić

        Female grandmaster. Standard representative of Serbia. She has competed in three Olympics and three European Championships. Senior champion of Serbia in 2011. She has won several gold and silver medals at the European Junior Championships in Accelerated and Rapid Chess. In addition to chess, she also has a degree in biology.

        Ivica Mandekić

        Fide majstor. Dugogodišnji organizator i menadžer najvažnijih međunarodnih ženskih turnira u Hrvatskoj. Aktivan član Šahovskog saveza Hrvatske i predsjednik šahovskog saveza Primorsko-goranske županije, te šahovskog kluba Draga. Posjeduje višegodišnje trenersko i menadžersko iskustvo sa odličnim rezultatima svojih štićenica (prvaci države i kadetski-juniorski prvaci svijeta).

        Ena Cvitan

        Female International Master. Member of the Croatian senior national team since the age of 16. European runner-up in rapid chess under 18 2017. Multiple state champion at a younger age. With a dedication to chess, she is studying economics in Belgrade.

        Aleksandar Kovačević

        Grandmaster. From the age of eight in the chess world he won the titles of champions of Vojvodina and Serbia in all categories: cadet, junior and senior. He played for the national teams of Yugoslavia and Serbia at five chess Olympics. He has been coaching since 2015, supporting many young talents to enviable results.

        Andrea Jakovac

        She started playing chess at the age of 8 and won the title of master candidate at the age of 14. She has participated in a total of five European Championships. In 2016, she started teaching chess at school and since then she has been a chess teacher for beginner children in several chess camps in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

        Aleksandra Dimitrijević

        Female grandmaster. She competed in four Olympics. She was the selector and coach of the BiH junior national team. Captain of the Women’s Olympic Team of BiH in 2016. Winner of the European Junior Super Cup, as well as a medal winner at the European Junior Championships in fast and rapid chess.