Chris Russell

Chris Russell


Chris is an active tournament player at local, national and international levels. He has held a peak FIDE rating of 2207 and ECF grade of 214. Chris was a successful junior player, winning the British Under 16 Championships in 2005.

More recently Chris spent five years as a secondary school maths teacher in Bristol where he also completed his MSc in Education. Since moving back to London in 2017 he has taught chess in schools, at Chess Rising Stars camps and the Chelsea Chess Club. His elite students have competed in the European Youth Championships.


“While working with Chris, I have had the chance to experience the multifaceted richness of chess. Chris pays attention to the deep knowledge chess requires and the beauty of the game … a good mentor and helpful teacher.” Luca S., Turin

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