Malta Chess Federation

Chess Training

There are various chess trainers and chess clubs that offer chess lessons to various levels.


Ron Sammut – National Junior Trainer 
Most junior players pass through Ron in their initial chess years. Ron’s main audience are students who know how to play chess and want to improve. He teaches beginners (with no rating) up to a rating of 1600. He also prepares players for tournament play. Promising players are shortlisted and offered further tuition under other chess tutors accordingly.


Swieqi Chess Club
The Swieqi Chess Club run by Mark Fleri runs regular chess lessons to beginners. Students as young as 5 are known to have started learning the moves by attending these lessons.

For more information visit the Swieqi Chess Club website.


CM Duncan Vella
Duncan teaches players who have reached 1500-1700 level and want to make it to the next step to become Candidate level players. His chess sessions are one-to-one and creates a syllabus around  the playing style of the student. An opening repertoire is prepared for the student. Duncan also emphasis on important endgame knowledge.

Duncan can be contacted by email on velladuncan@gmail.com


FM Clarence Psaila
Clarence Psaila is Malta’s only active Fide Master.  He is a player, professional organiser of international events, coach, teacher and chess companion. Clarence teaches both private and group sessions. His students have become Junior Champions in various categories, as well as qualified to the Malta  Championship Finals. Students of all levels, ages and goals are considered. Clarence also organises International study groups for periods of 3-6 months. 
Clarence can be contacted on +356 79050843 or email: Clarence_247@yahoo.co.uk   Web: http://www.xychess.org


WFM Oana Caruana Pulpan

Oana is Woman Fide Master and a licensed Fide Instructor. She has represented Malta in the Chess Olympiads in Italy, Germany, Turkey, Norway and Azebaijan. She has extensive experience teaching juniors from age 3-16 years of various levels.

Oana can be contacted by email on ocar0003@gmail.com