Roman Ismailov is a tutor at five of CSC’s London schools. Originally from Lithuania, Roman learned to played chess when he was 12 years old. He fell in love with the game when watching his friends play, despite knowing nothing about it. His curiosity was piqued, and he decided he was going to become a chess player.


When Roman got his first chess book, he read the whole thing in one night. He became fascinated with the game, and soon it became a big part of his life. Then a friend introduced him to a local chess school, which he subsequently studied at for seven years.


Roman believes that chess engenders good discipline, helps us concentrate and teaches us to respect one another. Chess is a useful educational tool for children and adults as it gives them the skills to solve the problems that life poses on a daily basis!