GM Annakov has been my son's chess coach for more than 10 years. He is a great coach - very patient with young kids and he has great tricks to motivate the students. My son not just learned chess from GM Annakov. He also learned how to be a better person and take the chess strategies to real life challenges. Highly recommended!
My kid has been attending GM Annakov Chess Academy from 7 years old and has made noticeable progress since. Coach Annakov not only teaches kids knowledge/skills but also keeps stimulating the passions out of them. Great coach and great academy.
Coach Babakuli Annakov is the best chess coach in US. 1. He has many successful chess students, both in chess and in life. He coached my daughter for over 10 years. The unique experience helped her get accepted by Harvard University. 2. He is very good at teaching chess and can always make the otherwise tough chess lesson very fun.
My daughter has been working with coach GM Annakov for more than five years. Chess is hard. One needs a top-notch coach to guide. My daughter is lucky to have Coach Annakov. With his tremendous efforts and help she was able to understand quite some advanced skills and achieved titles of WIM and NM. Coach Annakov is also extremely patient and knows how to encourage students - studying with him is surely a rewarding journey one can expect. Definitely recommend him and his academy to any level of chess players. You are in good hands.
One of the best chess academies in the US. I am the World Junior Champion and Ukrainian Champion. I had the pleasure to give a couple of lectures and simuls at the academy. Mr. Annakov has organized the events on the highest level. What amazed me the most was the atmosphere. It felt like all his students were a part of one big family. It is a safe environment for kids to master chess and to develop their personalities. It is also worth noting that most of the students have outstanding performances in both chess and academics.