Vlad

Let's talk about chess!

Learn how to attack & win!

Private chess coaching, tailored for your success

Become a confident attacker, smash through your Elo plateau

Years of proven improvement techniques, regardless of rating

Meet Vlad

Chess coach and tournament player

FIDE-certified chess coach, here to guide you towards the most effective resources that you can use to maximize your improvement given the time constraints. I listen to you and devise a plan that you can follow without feeling burdened.

If you love chess and you love attacking, this is your one-way ticket to improvement! With my 15 years of experience as a tournament player, I am well-suited to identify your strengths and weaknesses, then create a custom training plan that will turn you into a more decisive and rational player.

My coaching style is focused on practical decision-making, which will help you win more games. I won’t force you to memorize 20+ moves in obscure openings. Moreover, I tailor the content of our private lessons based on your current level and aspirations in chess.

Topics we cover during training sessions

Openings

Middlegame strategy

Endgame theory and practice

Tactics and attacking

Personalized game analysis

Lessons

Duration: 60 min or 90 min

Openings

FREE intro (30 min) $50 hourly rate

Tactics and attacking

1-on-1 video lesson with screen share enabled

The journey towards dominating the board in all phases of the game begins today. Start on your path towards chess mastery!

 
 

LITTLE KNOWN SECRET: As a chess coach, I strongly believe that working on endgames is the best way for a student to improve their overall understanding, and therefore see big rating gains! You can expect an increase of  ~200 points in raw playing strength after studying endgames for only 3 months. You can attack and win in the endgame,  too.

 
 

THE 80/20 RULE: A big increase in your chess understanding can be achieved by simply allocating more time to your weakest area! Oftentimes, that’s the endgame. My book recommendations: Complete Endgame Course by Jeremy Silman and Endgame Strategy by Mikhail Shereshevsky (both available in digital formats!)

 
 

STOP MEMORIZING OPENING LINES! You will spend a lot of time for minimal gains in your chess level. This is a pitfall many players fall into. Instead, watch Master games featuring the openings you like best and see how they continue in the later phases of the game. Forget about Chessable opening courses, unless you are above 2000 Elo.