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Welcome to the realm of advanced chess training and unparalleled improvement. This is the domain of Rules - Chess - Strategies, a platform forged by the vision of Angelo Kesaris, an internationally acclaimed chess trainer.

After years of orchestrating in-person lessons, Angelo harnessed his expertise to create a digital haven for chess training and mastery. With Rules Chess Strategies, he transcends geographical boundaries, imparting his invaluable experience to chess enthusiasts across the globe.

Since its inception, Rules Chess Strategies has rapidly ascended to prominence under Angelo's guidance. By unveiling exceptionally practical strategies, he empowers newcomers to ascend the chess ranks swiftly. In a short span of time, the platform has secured a prominent spot in Greece and is steadily expanding its influence to international arenas.

Join us on this journey of strategic brilliance and profound improvement. Whether you're a novice seeking foundational insights or a seasoned player hungry for advanced techniques, Rules - Chess - Strategies is your compass to mastering the complexities of chess.

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A Journey of Chess Leadership and Growth

Angelo Kesaris' voyage into the world of chess began in his formative years. However, the Greek city of Ioannina, though rich in history, lacked a thriving chess culture. Undeterred by this, Angelo embarked on a mission to breathe life into the chess landscape.

In 2005, he took his first steps as an active coach, igniting a spark within the local club. This was just the beginning. His influence rippled outward, nurturing neighboring clubs and fostering their growth. His coaching journey reads like a roadmap of dedication:

  • Chess Club Thesprotia | 2011 - 2014

  • Konitsa, Ioannina | 2013 - 2015

  • Philoproodos Club Paramythia | 2014 - 2017

  • Ioannina Chess Players Association | 2012 - 2015

  • Pyrrhos, Ioannina | 2016 - 2018

  • Dias Petroupolis | 2018 - 2021

  • Neoi Virona | 2023 - 2024

Through these years of mentorship, Angelo's impact has been a driving force behind the development of chess in these locales. His commitment, expertise, and love for the game have laid the foundation for aspiring players to thrive and experience the profound world of chess.

Apart from teaching chess lessons in chess clubs, Angelos Kaisaris also teaches in primary schools. Below you can see an indicative list with the years.

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Fighters of Chaidari

Kesaris Angelo is a founding member of the Chess Club "Fighters of Chaidari."

Pyrrhus of Ioannina

Kesaris Angelo is a founding member of the Chess Club "Pyrrhus of Ioannina." He served as the president from the club's establishment in 2016 until 2023.

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A Decade of Nurturing Chess Enthusiasm: From Greek to Global

Dedication to passion knows no bounds, and Angelo Kesaris exemplifies this truth through his endeavor to spread his love for chess. This journey found its virtual home on a YouTube channel born on May 30, 2010. For an entire decade, this channel served as a wellspring of knowledge, boasting hundreds of high-quality videos in the Greek language.

From its inception, Angelo's YouTube channel emerged as the pinnacle of Greek chess content. A bastion of learning and engagement, it became the go-to destination for chess enthusiasts seeking wisdom and camaraderie. Yet, Angelo's ambition did not stop there. In 2020, the channel took on a transformative shift, exclusively offering content in English.

With this evolution, Angelo aspires to reach a global audience, connecting with chess aficionados around the world. This transition wouldn't be complete without your support. By subscribing to Angelo's YouTube channel, you contribute to a collective symphony of chess enthusiasts who share a common passion. Through your engagement, the channel has the potential to rise to greater heights and rival other renowned chess platforms.

So, if the beauty of chess and the intricacies of the game resonate with you, if you yearn for a shared journey of learning and growth, extend your support. Subscribe to Angelo's channel and become a part of a vibrant community that celebrates the timeless allure of chess.

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Pioneering Education and Embracing Technological Evolution

In an era when educational resources were lacking in Greece, Angelo Kesaris embarked on a remarkable journey of self-empowerment. Fueled by the dearth of adequate materials, he undertook the task of crafting his own educational notes, which ultimately culminated in the publication of his book "The First Steps at Chess" in 2011, a beacon of knowledge in the Greek language.

However, the winds of change were sweeping across the realm of education, and technology was at the helm. The written word was giving way to visual engagement, and the demand for chess videos burgeoned on a global scale. A myriad of online chess companies, including the likes of Remote Chess Academy, took their fledgling steps during this period. Their shared mantra: the relentless and daily growth of their students.

In 2014, Angelo forged an alliance with the illustrious GM Igor Smirnov, becoming the Affiliate Program manager. His role encompassed the cultivation of new business partnerships and the dissemination of information to existing affiliates about RCA products. It's noteworthy that the same ethos permeates our platform, where an Affiliate Program is extended to you, dear reader. You're cordially invited to be a part of this program, where an enticing 50% commission on sales awaits you. For more details, feel free to explore here.

Together, we're carving a path where education meets technology, where chess bridges the gap between past and present, and where your participation is valued and rewarded. Join us in this journey of growth, partnership, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.

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Harnessing the Power of Video: Crafting Comprehensive Chess Courses

Recognizing the dynamic impact of video lessons, Angelo Kesaris ventured into a realm of education that transcended boundaries. In 2014, he unveiled "The Next Level," followed by "Play Fast & Successful" in 2015 — both comprehensive chess courses that catered to Greek-speaking learners. These courses stood as testaments to his commitment to imparting strategic mastery through engaging video content.

Yet, Angelo's sphere of influence extended far beyond his own creations. In a groundbreaking collaboration with GM Igor Smirnov, he undertook the monumental task of translating successful RCA courses to Greek. This union bore fruit in the form of "The Grandmaster Secrets" and "Grandmaster Opening Laboratory," heralding a new era of accessibility for Greek-speaking chess enthusiasts.

The profound success of this endeavor earned Angelo the esteemed role of Translation Manager, a pivotal position within the company. Under his guidance, the RCA courses transcended linguistic barriers, finding resonance in languages such as Italian, French, German, Arabic, Mandarin, and, naturally, Spanish. The RCA Spanish courses, in particular, have garnered immense popularity, boasting commendable reviews and a fervent following.

Angelo's journey is one of transformation — from creator to collaborator, from language expert to catalyst for global accessibility. As the spirit of chess unfurls across languages and cultures, his efforts are a testament to the universality of the game and the unifying power of knowledge.

Elevating Collaboration to Leadership: The Evolution

A partnership that thrived on success inevitably evolves, and Angelo Kesaris' exceptional abilities did not go unnoticed. The company, attuned to his remarkable potential, recognized the need to amplify their connection. Thus, in 2016, Angelo took on the role of Academy Manager, a position of paramount significance within any educational institution.

The transition was seamless, a reflection of his innate talent and dedication. As the Academy Manager, Angelo assumed a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape, orchestrating a symphony of learning for aspiring chess enthusiasts. It was a role of leadership, of nurturing growth and excellence in every facet of the chess journey.

This evolution marked a turning point in the company's trajectory. By 2016, they had already crafted 11 comprehensive chess courses. However, Angelo's strategic influence heralded a transformational era — one marked by a prodigious boost in course production. A remarkable new course was birthed every two months, a testament to the synergy of innovation and expertise.

As we stand on the precipice of 2021, the fruit of this labor is resplendent. More than 40 distinct courses now grace the educational arsenal, each a testament to Angelo's unwavering commitment to enriching the world of chess education. For those curious to explore this array of knowledge, a treasure trove of courses awaits.

Angelo's journey from partnership to Academy Manager is a story of seamless evolution, of a chess enthusiast who not only mastered the game but also the art of cultivating knowledge and sharing it with the world.


Catalyzing Collaboration with Chess Icons

Angelo Kesaris' journey led him to collaborate with a constellation of renowned authors who now adorn the landscape of chess literature. Notable names grace this roster, including GM Sergey Kasparov, GM Alexander Ipatov, GM Marian Petrov, GM Robert Hungaski, GM Maxim Dlugy, GM Suat Atalik, IM Asaf Givon, IM Robert Ris, IM Mateusz Kolosowski, IM Valery Lilov, IM Alex Kundin, IM David Miedema, IM Vangjel Buli, IM Maxi Perez, and others.


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Within this rich tapestry of collaboration, Angelo's role assumes multifaceted dimensions. As the orchestrator of the RCA YouTube channel, he methodically plans the lessons, weaving a thread of structured learning. He is a maestro of course creation, collaborating closely with authors to sculpt the theoretical lessons, and preparing the essential material that anchors the learning experience. From crafting printing materials to crystallizing conclusions and furnishing practice exercises, Angelo's attention to detail is instrumental in the learning journey.

Practice, a cornerstone of chess mastery, takes center stage in the courses, setting them apart from their peers. Angelo's active involvement in the theoretical video creation further deepens the learning experience. His fingerprints are etched into the very fabric of the learning process, evident in courses such as "Exchange Pieces Like A Pro," where he stands as a co-author.

Through these collaborations, Angelo not only elevates his own expertise but also contributes to the enrichment of chess education for a global audience. His journey, marked by collaboration and dedication, embodies the spirit of chess as a shared pursuit of knowledge and mastery.

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In addition to his own YouTube channel, Angelo has also produced videos for other top chess companies.

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At, we take immense pride in our extensive network of partnerships, both inside and outside Greece, with leading chess companies. These collaborations have enabled us to provide unparalleled value and innovation to our students. By joining forces with these esteemed organizations, we've leveraged collective expertise, resources, and shared visions to create outstanding chess courses that will enhance your game. Our commitment to fostering strong partnerships remains at the heart of our mission, ensuring consistent excellence in everything we do.

modern chess

Modern Chess is one of the most high-quality and rapidly growing chess websites based in Bulgaria. Some of their coaches include GM Vassily Ivanchuk, GM Boris Gelfand, GM Alexander Khalifman, GM Pavel Eljanov, GM Boris Avrukh, the top Greek player GM Ioannis Papaioannou, and many others. On their website, you can find our series of lessons.

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The Chess World

The Chess World is one of the most famous chess platforms based in America. Their website hosts thousands of lesson series, including ours.

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Chessable is the leading chess lesson platform with over 1,000,000 subscribers. You can find our lesson series on their website.


365 Chess

365Chess is a popular online chess database and platform. It offers a variety of chess-related services, including a large database of chess games, analysis tools, and an online game. Users can explore and search through a vast collection of lesson series, some of which are ours.


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Igniting Ideas and Cultivating Creativity

At the heart of our efforts lies the creation of captivating and instructive educational content. However, in 2017, Angelo's visionary thinking breathed new life into our approach. He proposed to Igor the idea of infusing humor and informative elements, birthing the concept of the chess-bee. Though this endeavor didn't find its footing, it set in motion a period of prolific creativity.

Over the course of a year, Angelo's creative spirit found expression in diverse forms. Videos ranging from popular chess games to intricate puzzles, insightful quotes, and other engaging content took shape under his guidance. The culmination of this creativity manifested in the creation of the Chess Bee Facebook page, a vibrant platform that persists to this day with an impressive 75K followers.

Angelo's innovative thinking and willingness to explore uncharted territories not only left an indelible mark on our journey but also spawned a dynamic avenue for engagement. The Chess Bee's legacy is a testament to his commitment to infusing creativity into education, leaving an impact that continues to resonate with enthusiasts worldwide.

Founding a Chess Oasis: The Birth of Pyrros Ioanninon Chess Club

Amidst the backdrop of disappointment with existing local chess clubs, Angelo Kesaris took a bold step towards transformation. In an endeavor marked by vision and determination, he established the Pyrros Ioanninon Chess Club. This new venture was imbued with a unique ethos, aiming to actively participate in chess tournaments, host frequent competitions, foster partnerships with schools to attract budding chess talents, and institute a transparent, democratic, and unbiased system for tournament team selection.

The journey, though driven by the spirit of innovation and progress, encountered its share of challenges. The path to change is not always a smooth one, for altering deeply entrenched beliefs can prove to be a formidable task. Angelo's aspiration to bring about transformation encountered resistance from those who were hesitant to embrace change. Yet, the story serves as a reminder that initiating change, even from the ground up, can be met with resistance.

In 2018, Angelo made a pivotal decision to relocate to Athens, marking a new chapter in his journey. Instantly, he found himself summoned by the president of Dias Petroupolis, one of the largest chess clubs in Greece. An invitation to contribute to the club's training sessions beckoned, a testament to his prowess and impact in the chess community. To this day, Angelo remains an integral part of the Dias Petroupolis chess club, actively shaping the chess journeys of its members.

Angelo's narrative embodies the unyielding spirit of a chess enthusiast who dares to forge new paths and influence change. The trajectory is a blend of bold choices, aspirations realized, and a commitment to nurturing the chess community, both locally and on a larger scale.

Charting the Evolution of the Website

The inception of Angelo Kesaris' digital journey dates back to 2010, with the creation of a personal blog. Infused with informative and educational content, this initial foray laid the foundation for a more ambitious endeavor: an online educational platform. However, the limitations of the Blogspot format soon became evident, unable to accommodate the grandeur of his vision. Undeterred, Angelo pivoted, birthing a website that could truly support his aspirations. Yet, this was an era where online tools and extensions were in their nascent stages, lacking the sophistication we enjoy today.

Fast-forward to the present day, and the landscape has dramatically transformed. Rules Chess Strategies stands as a testament to this evolution, boasting a plethora of enhancements and innovations. The platform is meticulously designed to offer an enriched user experience. Courses are elegantly organized, and accessible across devices. Your personalized menu tracks your lessons and progress, providing a compass for your journey. A diverse array of quizzes awaits, allowing you to test and solidify your newfound knowledge.

Above all, the website is a testament to the commitment to chess development. Every element is strategically placed to facilitate your growth, your evolution as a chess player. Yet, this transformation comes at a cost — not just monetarily, but through countless sleepless nights and unwavering dedication.

However, the reward is in the smiles gracing the faces of those who navigate this labyrinth of learning. The joy of progress, the satisfaction of mastery, and the smiles that bloom are the very essence of what fuels this endeavor. As you explore Rules Chess Strategies, remember that your journey is interwoven with passion, dedication, and the collective effort to foster a community of empowered chess enthusiasts.

A Return to Business: Forging Ahead

Amidst the tranquility of his personal life and armed with a fortified website, Angelo Kesaris returned to his foundational passion: creating courses. In this resurgence, he crafted a program that stands as a cornerstone of his endeavors. In essence, the Kesaris Training Chess Program is a meticulously designed system, thoughtfully segmented according to school years. Each "year" within this program encompasses around 40 lessons, thoughtfully composed to encompass theoretical insights, practical exercises, and culminating puzzles that challenge and inspire.

This program is more than a compilation of lessons; it's a meticulously planned journey, a roadmap to chess mastery. Angelo's commitment to excellence is palpable in every facet of the program's structure. The theoretical lessons serve as building blocks, while the exercises provide the opportunity to apply and internalize these concepts. The final puzzles, akin to grand challenges, test the culmination of knowledge gained.

In a world where chess education continues to evolve, the Kesaris Training Chess Program stands as a testament to Angelo's unwavering dedication. It represents the pinnacle of his expertise, the embodiment of his desire to empower learners with a comprehensive and transformative chess education. As you embark on this journey, know that you're not just acquiring knowledge; you're partaking in a carefully designed curriculum that has the power to shape you into a more formidable and strategic chess player.

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