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IM Alex_Ivanov lichess coach

IM Alex Ivanov

Chess is more that just a game

Location Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Languages Russian, English (intermediate)
Rating FIDE: 2415, 2406
Hourly rate 25$/hour, 200$/10 hours
Availability Now accepting students
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About me

I'm a 30-years old man from Saint-Petersburg (Russia) with practice as a chess coach for 4 years.
Besides chess I'm also interested in biotechnologies, AI and dietetics (plant-based diet).
Favorite movies - "Mr. Nobody", `"Cloud Atlas", "¡Vivan las antípodas!", David Lynch.
Favorite books - "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus" by Yuval Noah Harari

Playing experience

I'm the winner of GACC (Asian student team championship), junior championship of St-Petersburg and some other tournaments; vice champion of Estonian junior championship.
I love Sicilian defense (as black)!

Teaching experience

I have a 4 years practice as a coach: live in Saint-Petersburg and online via skype

Teaching methodology

In teaching I pay special attention to position evaluation as well as tactical vision and strategical planning.
Also it's very important for your progress to play enough games (which we'll analyze) and to solve chess problems.