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Elijah Logozar

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Elijah Logozar is a seventeen year old chess coach and aspiring professional chess player. Currently rated 2025 by the United States Chess Federation (USCF), this ranking places him in the top 5% of active tournament players. His USCF profile can be found here. Elijah’s online books and other products are available on this website.

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1.e4: A Comprehensive White Repertoire

GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

Fighting Anti-Sicilians for the Najdorf player

Crush the Dragon!

Sicilian Sacrifices: 20 annotated games

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GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf ($9.99) Buy Now

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Sicilian Sacrifices: 20 annotated games ($2.99) Buy Now

White vs. Clasical Sicilian: The Velimirovic Attack ($2.99)Buy Now

White vs. Sicilian Najdorf: The Fischer-Sozin Attack ($2.99)Buy Now

Crush the Dragon! ($4.99) Buy Now

Reviews

Customer Testimonails

Product: GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

Wow - just wow. Mr. Logozar has put in an incredible amount of work into this repertoire, and it shows. There is amazingly deep coverage of each of white's main options against the Sicilian Najdorf. It's very reasonably priced for the content available, and this is possibly THE repertoire to buy on chessable.

Robert_New_Alekhine Chessable.com user
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Product: GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

This repertoire is absolutely fantastic! It is filled with interesting ideas and cool, powerful lines. I find the recommendation against 6.Bg5 especially intriguing... definitely a 5-star repertoire. Keep up the good work Logozar!

GermanMC Chessable.com user
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Product: GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

This repertoire is fantastic--easily the best I've seen on Chessable so far (even with the new Benko book that was recently released). The ideas behind each line are clearly explained, which is wonderful both for learning the strategy and for memorizing the lines themselves.

MunchO Chessable.com user
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Product: GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

Just finished this book and I just loved it. It has brought back my belief in the Sicilian defence. Deserves 5 stars. Only wish it was longer. Many thanks logozar.

ramanian Chessable.com user
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Product: GM Rafael Leitao's Sicilian Najdorf

I just finished this book and it is awesome. I recommend it to all readers.

pikachuisdabest Chessable.com user
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Product: Fighting Anti-Sicilians for the Najdorf player

This book actually covers the lines of importance. Every single line that I’ve ever faced has been covered, and I really wish I had studied the reperotire before playing those people (I got painfully upset recently when I didn’t know how to respond to an Anti-Sicilian).

RARAttacker Chessable.com user
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Product: Crush the Dragon!

A great project by logozar, as usual. As always, LogozRAR tries his best to analyze his lines in depth, cover practically any playable sideline, and most importantly, explain his moves. If you study this, you’ll almost for certain get a huge advantage against any sort of Dragon, except if you happen to face a cheater, or me.

RARAttacker Chessable.com user
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Product: 1.e4: A Comprehensive White repertoire

I am not lying when I say that I was truly awed by the amount of lines that “1.e4: A Comprehensive White Repertoire!” had in just the 1…e5 section.  If you want to quickly look up what to play against the Dragon, Philidor, Ruy Lopez (Archangelsk variation), or even something like the Damiano Defense within 1 minute, this is the book for you. It contains so much theory with explanations, that I could not help but applaud to Elijah and tell him what a great job he has done. If you wish to learn bunches of theory, and actually understand it (with master games and commentary) then buy this repertoire, or you will be sad.

ThePrayingBeast Chessable.com user
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Product: 1.e4: A Comprehensive White repertoire

When Elijah approached me some time ago with a request to endorse his book I was not quite sure what to expect. A repertoire book is a very demanding project and requires a lot of work. Honestly, I expected something simple and easy to digest. Something that I can easily go through and come up with recommendations. However, it took me days even to go through the lines! The thing is that Elijah has done a tremendously good and thorough job! Not only that he had suggested most of the principled lines in the repertoire, but he had done a fine job in double checking them with computer programs, fulfilling them with new ideas and recommendations. In this book, you will find hundreds of variations, many of them explored in depth. Yes, the principled lines are covered at a Grandmaster level. The best part is that you will not only bluntly memorize the moves. You would have a clear idea what to do at the end of each line. The variations are never dry but well filled with verbal explanations, arrows, and instructions. Typical endgame positions are sometimes presented for better understanding of the structures and the plans. But the best part for me is the honesty with which Elijah is presenting the material. He will not claim an advantage in every line that he suggests like many authors do. He would rather show the best continuations for your opponent and suggest a practical repertoire which will help you get a good position out of the opening no matter what happens. All in all, this book was an excellent read. Highly recommended.

Dejan Bojkov Grandmaster
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Product: 1.e4: A Comprehensive White repertoire

I would definitely recommend this book for all players looking for a lasting and reliable White repertoire. It is immediately apparent that the author has meticulously researched and built a first-class repertoire of incredible depth. The organisation of the book is logically structured throughout. In each section there is an introduction to the mainlines followed by several well-annotated key master games, meaning you are then ready for the theory section. I am fully confident that the “1.e4: A Comprehensive White Repertoire” will provide anyone who studies it diligently with a high level of chess understanding. Impressive work and highly recommended.

Benedictine Chessable.com user

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Coaching

Testimonials

My coach is Elijah Logozar who is logozar on chess.com. I experienced big rating surges with his help. He is a great coach and he teaches from his heart - he doesn't rip you off like some other coaches.

Darshan Koushik
Customer Testimonails

Elijah Logozar is very knowledgeable and taught me about the classics of chess. I learned so much in a short period of time and had so much fun. Although he is young, he has an insurmountable grasp of the game. My rating improved only after a few weeks. Now my rating is 1930 and I feel comfortable and confident out of the opening. For the time and cost and friendship, no one can compare.

Restraint Chess.com user
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I recently took an introductory lesson from Elijah. This guy is going to be a star. He is very young, but I felt like I was learning from a seasoned Expert or Master (which he will be soon). Great prices, but they are going to go up. He actually spent more time than agreed upon in order to make sure I was pleased and grasping the reasoning behind the moves in the Sicilian. Highly recommended. Right now he is still offering a free introductory lesson. He doesn't try to push his opening repertoire on you...he tailors the lessons to your level, weaknesses, and desires.

Chicken_Monster Chess.com user
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Elijah is a very wonderful person, and I could not ask for a better coach. He helped me very much with my openings, and I feel very confident playing them. An example - I recently beat a 2000 USCF rated 4 times with the prep Elijah had given me against his particular opening (The Grand Prix). Elijah can help teach you opening ideas, such as are very hard to find in a book. My practical play increased by at least 100 rating points after having lessons with him. He also helped me analyze some of my games, and I learned a lot from my own mistakes, that he helped point out. In addition, Elijah is very encouraging, and that alone makes him a joy to be around, a pleasure to work with, and a most qualified coach. I could not recommend a better coach for you.

Stephen Hoven
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Elijah has been working with me as my second for months, and the coaching energy, research energy, and vigorous training mentality have only been surpassed by his effectiveness in preparing me for getting playable games in the opening.  Being that I'm working with GMs, I hope my testament to his effectiveness is taken in context: he's not effective as a 1900-something or 2000-something helping me with preparation; his effectiveness is commensurate to 2400+ preparation I'm getting from others.  In particular, my score against the Petroff was 0/4 prior to working with Elijah, and the game I got with his preparation secured a slight advantage in two games, both ending in draws.  Those are points in the elo bank.
Elijah holds himself to the highest ethical standard --a standard met by the quality of his product propduction.  Case in point, his "Crush the Dragon" repertoire remains the absolute best book on Chessable (https://www.chessable.com/book-content/8128/), and it's not even with reach of the rest of the competition.  The only opening I didn't need help with before training with Elijah was the Dragon, especially the black side in which I have a 15-month performance rating of 2252 over a couple dozen games.  Yet... Elijah's repertoire on chessable has taught me so much.
Elijah is on track to be a future world-renowned chess trainer, and his name will reside in the pantheon with Dvoretsky, Yusupov, Mikhalchishin, and Marin.

David Milliern

Coaching Information

Price:
Private lessons are offered for $20 per hour.

How to join the lesson:
1. Add Elijah on Skype (Elijah@Logozar.com).
2. Friend logozar on chess.com (note that you want lessons in the message).
3. Schedule a lesson (use the Contact feature on this website).
4. Pay for the lesson using Paypal (Elijah@Logozar.com).


5. Meet Elijah on live chess (chess.com) and have Skype ready.


Blog

The Nd5 sacrifice in the Sicilian

Author: Elijah Logozar
13th January 2018

The Nd5 sacrifice is a thematic and powerful attacking motif in the Sicilian Defense.

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Chess Engines

Author: Elijah Logozar
19th January 2018

Chess Engines have become very strong. How should they be used in training?

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5 opening principles every beginner should know

Author: Miguel (guest blogger)
27th January 2018

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