letter from Valeriy


GM Valeriy Aveskulov

Many club players study openings, buy books and videos, and play in tournaments. Yet, their games and ratings remain unimpressive.

What are they doing wrong? Well, a mix of instruction and practice is needed. Consider the services of a personal coach. A qualified mentor will ensure your continued development and comprehension. You'll get it.

Simply leave the worrying to him. Follow his instructions. Watch as your game improves and your rating soars. If you don't have a plan of improvement, don't worry. I always do.

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.

It also requires more than solving a few puzzles. Tactical exercises are just a fraction of the study required to achieve chess mastery. What about the other elements of chess? What should you study? I'll teach you how to study chess. Show you the secrets as only a grandmaster can.

I teach the how, what, and why of chess. Motivated students then study and practice on their own. I monitor their individual progress and indicate the areas that need work.

My primary service is personal chess mentoring. Active chess tutoring is the best and quickest way to become a stronger player. I'll cover many general and important areas as I teach you how and what to study in chess. I'm proficient in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

If you want to get your chess off the ground, I am what are what you are looking for!

Best regards,


GM Valeriy Aveskulov