We spend countless hours studying openings, buying books and videos, and playing in tournaments. Despite this, sometimes our game and rating progress stagnate.
If this is a familiar story, the services of a personal coach are often useful. A qualified mentor will ensure your continued development and comprehension. Simply leave the worrying to him. Follow his instructions. Watch as your game improves and your rating soars.
While lessons and lectures are instructive, playing good chess requires effort on your part. Except for rare geniuses, success in sport is 10% skill and 90% sweat. Attending lectures will not make you a strong player, just as attending medical lectures will not make you a doctor. The right mix of instruction and practice is needed.
My method of teaching involves explaining the how, what, and why of chess. Motivated students then study and practice on their own. I monitor your progress and indicate the areas that need work. You'll find my rates competitive with those of other GM's.
Improving your chess requires more than solving a few puzzles. Tactical exercises are just a fraction of the study needed to achieve mastery. What about the other elements of chess? What should you study? I'll teach you how to study chess and show you the secrets as only a grandmaster can.
To improve and enjoy your chess, I am what you are looking for!
GM Valeriy Aveskulov