Coaches Corner

ThinkChess  –

ThinkChess has a long history of grooming young talents in Johannesburg. We’ve been part of their success in both the national and international front and what’s more, is that we are committed to not only educate our learners in chess but also support their emotional and academic growth.

We know that every player is different, which is why we take care to pair the right player with the right coach. We offer group and individual classes, making sure to accommodate players at all levels.

Contact us on for more information.

Reuben Salimu – FIDE Instructor & Arena International Master

Reuben is an international chess coach and player based in Cape Town, South Africa with over a decade of experience as a chess trainer, coach and chess teacher.

Reuben is the founder and executive director of African Chess Lounge which is a South African company and Chess Club that works on Chess development.

Justin Wilken – Chess Heroes

FM Calvin Klaasen – CalvinKlaasenChess

Calvin Klaasen is a Fide Master and a professional chess player/coach from South Africa. 

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