Greetings, and welcome to my personal website! I am delighted to offer my services as a chess grandmaster and chess coach online , specializing in private chess classes for kids and adults. If you’re eager to enhance your skills, please don’t hesitate to book your first chess class with me. I am glad to assist you in achieving your goals and improving your game.Start training
In 1998 I won the Academic World Chess Championship. In 2005 I was in top 50 best players of the world.
I played with such strong chess Grandmasters as Michael Adams, Alexander Grischuk, Etienne Bacrot, Vassily Ivanchuk, grandmaster Peter Leko, and etc. I entered the national team in the chess Olympiad in 1998.
My huge playing experience gives me an opportunity to teach.
MY CHESS COACHING SYSTEMS:
TWO DISTINCTIVE APPROACHES
ONLINE CHESS COACHING
These are personalized online chess lessons tailored to your schedule. In our initial session, I will evaluate your current skill level, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and based on this assessment, create a customized development plan exclusively for you. Subsequently, our chess classes will follow this individualized roadmap. Each session is designed to last for 60 minutes, utilizing a user-friendly interactive chessboard for effective learning. Following each lesson, I will provide homework assignments to reinforce your skills. Additionally, all instructional materials from our sessions will be permanently accessible to you.
REMOTE CHESS COACHING
My Remote Chess Coaching system is purpose-built to craft personalized development strategies for every student and empowers me to closely oversee their implementation. Unlike the multitude of online chess simulators available, this approach is dedicated to genuine skill enhancement rather than mere recreation. Through this system, your advancement remains accessible, irrespective of your time zone or availability. I can consistently track your progress, guaranteeing a steady and substantial improvement in your chess skills.
To get more information about Remote Chess Coaching system you can visit this page.
Who are my students
Professional chess players
Experienced players who look for chess classes for in-depth study of the game and help in preparing for tournaments. I coach them strongest chess openings, strategy, complex endgames in depth, and of course we prepare for games against specific opponents.
As a dedicated chess teacher, I have experience working with strong players, and I understand the intricacies of the game at a high level. Together, we will analyze your games, identify areas for improvement, and work on advanced techniques to enhance your performance.
Kids from 7 years old
Children who are just starting to play chess and want to master basic strategies, get their first USCF or online rating can benefit from my friendly and patient chess coaching approach on my online chess classes. As a chess coach, I ensure that kids feel comfortable and confident as they learn chess. I create a supportive environment where they can ask questions, practice, and grow as chess players. Whether your child is new to the game or looking to improve their skills, my online chess classes provide a convenient and effective way to explore the world of chess while having fun.
Adults with any goals
Adults with a wide range of objectives can also benefit from my chess coaching expertise. I will be happy to help you increase your rating on chess.com or win against your friends or relatives. Or, if you have ambitious goals and dream of entering professional sports, step by step, we will move together towards achieving this significant milestone. As your chess teacher and mentor, I’m dedicated to your success.
What do you need for our chess classes
For our chess classes we will need Skype and the lichess website.
Using a very convenient digital chessboard, you will have the opportunity to move the chess pieces and employ visual aids like arrows and circles for enhanced learning. Moreover, all material from our chess classes will be saved forever on your computer. and you can review them at your own convenience!
About my chess coaching method
As a chess coach and grandmaster, my teaching method is anchored in the unwavering commitment to an individualized approach. I recognize that every student is unique, with their own strengths, weaknesses, and learning styles. By tailoring my instruction to each student’s specific needs and preferences, I aim to bring out the best in them and nurture their talents. This personalized approach fosters an environment where every aspiring chess player can feel heard, valued, and empowered on their journey to chess mastery.
The program of the chess classes
In crafting the program for my chess classes, I draw upon years of experience and expertise as a grandmaster. The curriculum is thoughtfully structured to cover a comprehensive range of topics, from basic strategies to advanced tactics. Students progress at their own pace, ensuring they have a solid foundation before delving into more complex chess concepts. This well-structured program serves as a roadmap for students, guiding them through the intricate world of chess step by step.
Method of teaching
My chess coaching method blends traditional chess theory with modern pedagogical techniques. I believe in the power of interactive and engaging chess classes that not only explain the “how” but also the “why” of chess strategies and tactics. I use real-world examples and practical exercises to help students grasp the intricacies of the game. Furthermore, I encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and strategic planning, fostering not only chess skills but also valuable life skills that extend beyond the chessboard.
One of the hallmarks of my teaching method is the diversity of chess experiences I offer. Chess is a multifaceted game, and I strive to introduce my students to the many facets of this fascinating world. Whether it’s learning from famous chess grandmaster games, analyzing classic chess openings, or exploring endgame strategies, I ensure that my students are well-rounded chess players. This diversity helps them develop a deep appreciation for the game and equips them with a broad set of skills to handle any chess challenge that comes their way.
WHAT DO WE DO ON THE LESSONS
LEARN THE BEST OPENINGS
I will teach you the best and strongest openings, containing a large number of traps. This will not only prevent early-game piece losses but also enhance your prospects for swift victories.
ANALYSE YOUR GAMES
Working on errors is the most important part of studying. And this is the main reason why players can’t become better. Over and over again they repeat the same mistakes. My task is to find them and fix.
IMPROVE YOUR CHESS STRATEGY
This is one of the most difficult parts of chess. I will teach you how to find the best plan in any situation and how to properly develop your pieces. This will help you feel confident in any opening, even an unfamiliar one.
Everyone hates endgames because they find them very difficult. But that’s not true. In our online chess lessons I will prove to you that endgames can be easily worked with and teach you to understand the basic principles. And in the end, this can become your strong side!
LEARN FROM THE BEST GRANDMASTERS
We will explore the ingenuity of the finest chess players, endeavoring to grasp their unique logic and strategic prowess. And of course, I will encourage you to discover their masterful chess combinations.
And of course we will play a lot! Very often I give my students positional or an advantage in time , so even if you’re totally a beginner, don’t worry, you’ll get a real chance of beating me!
Reviews about me
By the end of the first class I booked the second one and I’m looking forward to it.
Valery is not only very strong in playing and understanding chess, but also he is very good in tutoring. He has two talents combined together in one person - talent of playing and talent of teaching - and that is rare combination, I can say.