Welcome to my personal website. Here you can find detailed information about me and my students. I teach students of all ages and backgrounds. Book your first class with me and I will be happy to help you improve your chess level!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.
REMOTE CHESS COACHING VS ONLINE CHESS LESSONS
Who are my students
Professional chess players
Experienced players who need 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. 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 lessons 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 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.