Private Coaching

Private Coaching

Dark Horse Chess run a well-renowned private coaching program, with our students consistently exhibiting substantial improvements in their chess skills and achieving sensational tournament results.

Private Coaching Results

Our private coaching program uses well-tested strategies that have a strong record of success.

For example, in recent Australian Junior Chess Championships, students coached by Dark Horse won:

  • 3/12 available titles in 2012
  • 5/12 titles in 2013
  • 2/12 titles in 2014
  • 6/12 titles in 2015
  • 2/12 titles in 2016
  • 2/12 titles in 2017
  • 3/12 titles in 2018.

Some of our students have even represented Australia in the World Youth Chess Championships! 

Dark Horse Chess have a strong tradition of excellent performance in the annual Australian Junior Chess Championships. In 2018, students coached by us took out the Australian Girls Champion Title (Cassandra Lim), U16 Girls Title (Jody Middleton), and U14 Title (Kayson Wang), and in 2017 we took the top title of Australian Junior Champion (Ray Yang).

Other notable results include taking out 6 of 12 national titles (half!) in the 2015 Australian Junior Chess Championships!

Private Coaching Information

We typically recommend a weekly 1-hour class, however we are flexible to the needs and timetables of the children and their parents.

We also offer online coaching for students who live outside of Melbourne or are not able to travel to a coach’s house – this is an increasingly popular option!


Our fees for an individual private coaching session are:

  • 1-Hour session: $60
  • 45 minute session: $52.50
  • 30 minute session: $45

Some of our coaches maintain their own schedule of fees. Please also contact us for prices for a group-of-two class.

For more information about the sensational results of students participating in our private coaching program, please click here or contact us for any questions on 0447557047 or at

Interested in getting private coaching?

We look forward to hearing from you!