Every of my students has individual program. On the first stage my goal is to estimate the skill set of the child. In other words – to understand the level of calculation, how good is the opening repertory, if he has heard about endgame etc. After that we create the plan of work on openings. I say which openings we must improve as soon as possible and which ones have to be known for future. Besides the openings very important point is endgame and strategy.
Those are two most difficult elements. In the endgame we are working on typical positions. I will explain which pieces should be taken to the endgame and which shouldn’t. I also like teaching strategy to my students. In most of the schools it is not explained because it is tricky even for the coach. Throughout the years of my work I have created about 30 strategy lessons, set special positions etc. The practice shows that due to those lessons the student has his chess understanding increased.
The most important thing is calculation. I will give pretty big home tasks which are dedicated to tactics. It can be a common winning calculation, opening or endgame calculation. I will control home tasks because experience shows that many students get relaxed and lazy as soon as they have a coach. However, I will not let that happen.
All of my classes I usually make as a dialog. It is never like I greet my student, talk throughout the class and say goodbye. My main task is to make lessons informative and interesting. Let’s study together
My name is Valery Filippov. I am Russian chess grandmaster. My maximum FIDE rating was 2639. And my current FIDE rating is 2553 I have been teaching chess for 17 years. In 2004 i was in top 50 best players of the world. I entered the Russian team in the chess Olympiad in 1998. My huge playing experience gives me an opportunity to teach. And I am very happy to help you improve your chess level.
Valery is a true professional in his field. He can explain complex things in simple words. My son is always looking forward to classes!
I met Valery on the internet at a chess playing site and am very glad I did.
Valery is very knowledgable of the game of chess and he can easily find areas that need improvement in my game. Additionally, he has taught me many valuable insights into the game.
He is very pleasant to work with and I have no trouble understanding his English.
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