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IM Matvey Galchenko

Helping you improve with ease and joy. My students have results.

LocationMurmansk Russia
LanguagesEnglish (US), русский язык
RatingFIDE: 24652999273126282483
Hourly rate50€
AvailabilityAccepting students

About me

I am a very experienced Russian IM 22 years old currently based in Finland. Standard: 2438 Rapid: 2400 Blitz: 2465

Playing experience

My greatest achievement is winning the 2017 National Championship U19 (blitz). Others include:
International Master Title (2020).
Champion of numerous Russian regional tournaments in all ages from 2008 to 2018;
Winner and participant of numerous tournaments in Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Russia, France, Spain, Latvia and the Netherlands, which has given me an incredibly rich experience of different styles of play.
I have been playing chess for 16 years now. For this time I have tried numerous openings for both sides and worked out some of them to an exceptionally good point. I am currently a member of a Norwegian Chess Club of Alta (since 2016) and a Finnish Chess Club of Jyväskylä (since 2018).

Teaching experience

I have been teaching chess for over 5 years. My teaching experience includes students who gained more than 200 FIDE Elo in a year quite steadily or students who have gained more than 800 points of Lichess rating in a year of cooperation. I have worked with students from Russia, USA, Canada, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Greece, and Kuwait.

Other experiences

I am a twitch streamer but I do not stream very often. I have commented on chess matches of other players for fun and my games while playing.

Best skills

I am incredibly good with kids. Strong sides of my coaching are openings and opening subtleties, positional understanding in the transition to the middlegame as well as various endgame thorough studies.

Teaching methodology

I use material from my personal experience as well as from various books of trustworthy authors. The methodology is absolutely personal that gets worked out in the very beginning of working with a student. As an active player, I always follow up-to-date novelties and the latest improvements found in chess.

I use all kinds of social networks like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, skype and Vk which makes it very easy to communicate with me. I always follow my students' games live when there is an opportunity.