“ I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times ”
MEET OUR TRAINERS
IM Mike BasmanThe Ultimati
He was awarded the International Master title in 1980. He is a prolific writer, who has made many contributions to the field of chess. He was the founder of the world’s largest Annual Chess Championship. Mike has also written over 100 books!
Diya DhawanBlue Ultimati
Diya has been trained by IM Mike Basman for a decade. She has won numerous titles at County and National level, and is a co-author of a chess book for beginners with Mike.
She is an academic scholar in school and loves STEM, music and teaching chess in her spare time.
Arjan DhawanBlue Ultimati
Arjan has played at county level and is a Chess trainer, who has provided training for the surrey chess team (Wey Valley). Arjan has directed and edited the chess videos for Chess Ambassadors. Arjan also does online training.
Arjan is passionate about Tech and STEM.
Marcus is a Chess trainer. He is the President of the Epsom chess club. He holds tournaments regularly.