Vic. International Chess Master. FREE evaluation
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I've read chess books and memorized principles, but hadn't been able to use them in games effectively, In just 4 lessons with Victor, talking through principles and game situations, it's really starting to click and my ratings on chess.com have gone up 150 points.Apr 25, 2020VerifiedVic. International Chess Master. FREE evaluation's reply
Dear Robert, Thank you so very much for your kind words. You have a brilliant mind and a true passion for chess. My pleasure. Vic
I hired him for my son’s chess lessons. He is very passionate working with kids and keep the sessions very engaging and interesting.. We r very 😀 with hiring the right person for the job..Oct 12, 2019Verified
Vic is a great guy and fantastic teacher. I played chess a bit when young and was away from it for decades. At least I still remembered the rules! For some reason, started playing again a month or so ago. In our first lesson he gave me several general tips I could apply to any game. And indeed they helped! Beat the computer at ELO 1600 without blunders and with a reasonable performance for a beginner by just following his systematic approach and advices. I also noticed a significant improvement with chess puzzles at lichess. My puzzle ELO is nearly above 1900! His group lessons are also great. We learn from each other and they are really fun!Mar 9, 2020Verified
Vic is a great teacher. I have seen a vast improvement in their chess skills since they began weekly lessons with him. Vic is very professional and responsive.Apr 9, 2020
Best gift ever for my grandkids: chess lesson!!! Wonderful teacher.May 27, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Prices start at $20 for a small group chess lesson.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Introductory lesson followed by individualized plan. Emailing to vzaporojan at yahoodotcom
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am International Chess Master with FIDE ELO 2402. Played more than 100 tournaments and also professionally in the German team championship I did play for Frankfurt for about 7 years. Coaching students on how to play chess for over 20 years.