The BoostChess Founders, Know Our Story

Welcome to BoostChess!

We’re Emmanuel Jimenez and Emanuel Vaglio, lifelong friends from Costa Rica immersed in chess since age 7. Proudly representing Costa Rica worldwide, we’ve achieved many triumphs.
Guiding 100+ students aged 4 to 65, we’ve seen transformative growth. 

Emmanuel Jimenez holds the International Master title, while Emanuel Vaglio is a Candidate Master, both in the highest ratings on online platforms. Drawing from our experience, we’ve coached all levels, fostering significant chess skill enhancements.

We believe that everyone can learn chess. We have had students of all ages and backgrounds, and we have seen how this game has helped them develop their critical thinking, concentration, and problem-solving skills. Our academy is not just about teaching chess; it’s about providing a supportive and encouraging environment where students can learn and grow.

Our “Integrated Approach to Chess” tackles challenges faced by beginners and experts. Whether you’re starting or refining, our adept coaches elevate your game. BoostChess: Your Partner in Chess Success. Join us today to excel on your chess journey.

Some of the tournaments that we have played together

Honduras 2018

University tournament

Colombia 2016

Center American scholar tournament

Colombia 2015

Center American scholar tournament

Panama 2014

Center American scholar tournament

Costa Rica 2013

National tournament 

Costa Rica 2012

National tournament

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