Grandmaster Valeriy Aveskulov ☰

Attack with Black In 2012 Gambit Publications published my book, 'Attack with Black’, offering a comprehensive view of the Black repertoire against 1.d4 based on the Benko gambit.

Modern Chess kindly accepted me to their team. So far I have prepared a few databases ('Learn from Stein’ and 'The Art of Exchanges’) and a few articles for the regular Modern Chess magazine ( Saving Lost Positions, Master the Pawn Play, The King is a Strong Piece, and 'The Danger of Making Natural Moves - Learn to Fight Your Reflexes’).

ChessAble: GM Valeriy Aveskulov starts his acclaimed endgame course with this short - but very sweet - guide to same-colored bishop endgames (SCBE).

opposite colored bishop endgames Learn to love Opposite Colored Bishop Endgames - learn them, look for them, make them your secret strength. Then, win games! GM Valeriy Aveskulov returns with the second in his series of targeted endgame trainers. Part Two explores one of Magnus Carlsen's big specialties - the OCBE.

"Pawn endings are to chess what putting is to golf." (C.J.S. Purdy) Pawn endgames are a real headache for many chess players. Due to their outward simplicity, they often get underestimated. Numerous blunders, missed wins and missed drawing opportunities have been the result of a wrong move in a pawn endgame. If you find yourself jettisoning rating points in pawn endgames, we've got some good news! Pawn-endgames.

improving endgame technique ForwardChess: Endgame-technique book 1 is going to help you to become better in the same-colored bishop endgames (SCBE). Being an adherent of Mark Dvoretsky’s method of coaching, author supports his idea about optimal way to study chess endgames. First, one needs to study the theory of a given type of endgame; secondly, a player needs to improve his or her practical skills with exercises.

ForwardChess: The second volume in the series Improving the Endgame Technique by GM Aveskulov covers Opposite-Colored Bishop Endgames