Kayden Troffkaydentroff@gmail.comKayden is Utah's first GM. His notable achievements include winning the 2009 U12 North American Championship, the 2012 U14 World Youth Championship, and the 2014 U.S. Junior Closed Championship
Daniel Palacios305-783-4602zionpureinheart333@gmail.comFormer Utah state chess champion. Check out his YouTube channel at: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCql5c8FtkQbh_qkt8URXPaQ
Mark Abercrombie801-573-9045 rathemon@gmail.comGood chess players don't always make the best chess teachers. I am not the greatest player (rated around 1500 USCF) but I AM a licensed teacher in Utah (which means the state does a background check on me every 5 years). This means that I regularly plan lessons and organize how to present my curriculum in a meaningful, memorable, and fun way. I have planned a curriculum of how chess should be taught which you won't find anywhere else. My lessons are intended for absolute beginners up to players around my own strength.
GM Rashad Babaevrashad.babaev@yahoo.comhttp://rashadbabaev.com/
Stuart Graham801-898-4991 whereisyourmind@aol.comPrivate and group lessons for adults and children. Available in Salt Lake County.
Brad Knutson(801) 735-6442 BorisSpasstic@gmail.comI love to teach chess! I offer lessons for all ages and skill levels throughout Utah County. I started playing competitively in 2005. I received private instruction from the late GM Igor Ivanov. I placed 1st in the Utah Amateur Championship in 2007 and 2nd in the National Class Championships, Class D in 2007. Please feel free to call or email me with any questions. Thanks!
Mike Kruse St. George Area435-703-8001 dixieredrooks@gmail.comScholastic (and some adult) chess lessons.
* In 1998 Battled Kasparov for 32 moves
* 2011 South Carolina State Champion (Reserve Section)
* 11th place at 2012 National Open (U 1400 section)
* Co-taught with GM Ziatdinov in Phoenix
* Taught thousands of students and dozens of state scholastic champions for 14 years in Georgia, Utah, AZ, South Carolina.
* Trained by National Champion/IM Michael Brooks

This list of instructors is provided as a service to the chess community.   The Utah Chess Association does not recommend any specific instructor and has not done a background check or otherwise confirmed the information about the instructors.