About David Levens

David Levens is a successful chess coach and experienced player.

Accredited by the English Chess Federation, and an experienced player, once ranked in the top 50 players in Britain, now an England Junior selector!

I am also Head Coach to Notts. Primary Schools Chess Association, who were NATIONAL CHAMPIONS in 2009 and 2010, and also England coach and manager for Glorney and Faber Cup U-18 teams, plus U14 and U12 teams, Glamorgan 2010.


  • An England Junior selector
  • Author of Basic Chess (Hamlyn)
  • A competitor for the British Championship on 3 separate occasions: Leicester 1959, Bath 1963 and Whitby 1964
  • Middlesex Minor Champion 1961
  • Finalist in Battle of Britain tournament
  • Competitor in Hastings Challengers in 1966
  • Winner St. Georges Prize for Best Game played in Midlands in 1970
  • Best Game prize winner for Notts. Chess Association in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2005
  • Equal first in Notts. County Championship in 2002 and 2007
  • David coaches at Nottingham Junior Boys High School, coached by David, are the most consistently successful chess-playing school in the country.
  • England Manager and coach in 2010 for Glorney and Faber Cup teams (under 18s) plus England under 14s and England under 12s