Maria Manelidou is a Woman FIDE Master (WFM) with a peak rating of 2112. As a junior Maria was an 8-time Greek National Champion. She also had multiple international tournament successes, including winning the World School Team Championships in 2007, but in recent years has focused more on teaching than pursuing her tournament career. Maria founded Chess Rising Stars London Academy in 2017 to share her passion for the game with chess enthusiasts in London and further afield.
“Maria has been teaching my two daughters for over one year now and always manages to keep them engaged and looking forward to their lessons.” Susie A., London
“Having tried different qualified chess masters, we think Maria offers not only high personal qualifications but an engaging teaching approach which makes every lesson enjoyable and stimulating. My son is now in the chess team of his school.” Federica G., London
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