I was born in 1974. When I was eight I learned all the chessrules with the help of one of my best friends. With 12 I played my first chesstournament. I was really fascinated about the game and I read a lot of chessbooks. In the meantime I played over 1’000 tournamentgames and get know several of my best friends.
After my Matura-Exam I studied Philosophy, pedagogics and religious studies. Then I worked 5 years as a textwriter and adviser in public relations. Since 2010 I am a professional chesstrainer. Over 20 years I was leading the chessgroup for Children and Youngsters in Aarau. In those years I worked a lot with Felix Hindermann and Roger Gloor who are now two very strong Swiss-Players. I organized many chesscourses for highly gifted children and was the leader of several chessweeks in schools.
As a chesstrainer I made the international certificates “FIDE-Instructor”, “FIDE-Trainer” and also the German Chesscertificate for schools. In the last ten years I was working a lot with children. I teach chess for more than 30 hours a week – I also teached chess in the kindergarden and in several schools. I also give privatlessons for serious tournamentplayers and between 2011 and 2018 I organized several squad-trainings for talents in Zürich and the eastern part of Switzerland. Between 2012 and 2013 I was allowed to train the Swiss-Men-Nationalteam three times.
As a tournamentplayer I played in the highest leage in Switzerland for Schwarz-Weiss Bern. 2018 I won the Ranking-Price under 2200 in the Open of Böblingen-Open in Germany. One of my biggest success was in 2010 when I reaches the final of the Swiss-Chesscup. In the past few years I managed to hold my national Elo between 2180 and 2280.