My name is Jason Ciano, and I thank you for taking the time to visit CianoChess.com. I live in New Fairfield CT, where I work as the CEO and lead instructor of our organization. I am also a chess master with over 25 years of experience, both as a tournament player and as a teacher of children and adults. As a teacher I am an International Trainer with F.I.D.E, and a level 4National Chess Coach elect with the U.S.C.F. I welcome students of all ages to join me as I reveal the inner secrets of the exciting and engaging game that has been my one of my life’s guiding passions.
Making the right moves in life and on the chessboard begins with learning the key dynamics and strategies of play. Whether your purpose is recreational chess or tournament competition, I can give you the tools to achieve your ambition. Contact Ciano Chess today, and make an appointment for yourself or for your child to discuss your goals. Together, we will develop a customized lesson plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
You will be amazed at how short a time will pass before you, like so many of our happy Ciano Chess students, can say our favorite word:
Corey is a FIDE Master and Life Master. He has been Oregon State Chess Champion twice. He has been playing tournament chess since 1988, at 14 years old. He has his web site chesswithcorey.com and a YouTube chess channel. He has wife and a teen-age son and daughter. He originally started his chess career in Tacoma, WA and moved to Medford, OR in 1996. He was a master of chess at 17 years old.
I first discovered chess at the relatively late age of 18 or so and I have been hooked ever since. After about a decade I became a chess coach in the Tacoma Public School District. I am a past president of the Pierce County Chess League. I have also coached in the Klein Independent School District. These past 6 years I have been an online coach for Ciano Chess. Mr. Ciano and I met each other at the Tacoma Chess Club. He is a much better player than I but I do occasionally win a game.
Chess has many levels of understandings and learning to appreciate a good move from your opponent is part of the fun. Being able to look at your own chess games and discover what went wrong and how to improve is part of the growth process. Learning the secrets of the chess grandmasters like the opposition, the outside passed pawn, when is a bishop better than a knight and vice versa, and how to avoid stalemate while giving checkmates and more, is a wonderful journey that can be savored and enjoyed for generations.
The best place to start is with the basics which include claiming a strongpoint in the center, putting your pieces on good squares, and protecting the King. From here is where the fun begins as you go deeper into understand chess with learning why you don't bring your Queen out too early, why you don't move the same piece twice, and why you don't make too many pawn moves, especially in front of the King. Further along the trail we learn about connecting our Rooks, controlling open files, creating luft for our Kings and other fun stuff.
And of course, we all must learn, Tactics, Tactics, Tactics. A new word for most of you but in chess beginning level tactics include a move that forks, pins or skewers your opponents pieces, most times leading to an advantage for you. From here you develop and grow your tactical skill set to include things like deflection, exchange sacrifices, the overworked piece and others. Don't worry if you don't understand these terms. Soon they will become a part of your everyday vocabulary. Such a fun journey you are embarking upon. If I can be of any assistance do contact me. I teach beginners to 1600 level players.
While I specialize in teaching and training students from 0-2000 I am in contact with the best high level trainers in the country, for my students who wish to Go past 2200 the master title, and I will set them up so they can continue their chess journey.(Alex Stripunsky, Susan Polgar, Kasparov coach G, and Alex Onischuk)