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IM Stu_Da_Coach lichess coach

IM Zdenko Stupavsky

HQ Training Games and Game Analysis

Location Novi Sad, Serbia
Languages English, Serbian, German
Rating FIDE: 2402, 2395 2137
Hourly rate 15-25$/h
Availability Now accepting students
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About me

IM Stupavsky Zdenko, 2402 FIDE

Teaching experience

More than 4 years of coaching experience.

Other experiences

I'm an opening specialist and I can teach the following openings:

- White:

English Opening 1.c4 - Pretty much every single reply, Botvinnik System, Symmetry, Reversed Dragon, Reversed Grand Prix Attack etc.

1.e4 - Italian ( Max-Langels Attack, Hungarian Defence, 4.d3 lines, Evans Gambit included ), Scandinavian, Pirc, Caro-Kann, French, Alekhine etc. If you are interested in Sicilian then I can teach you Alapin variation and Fiachetto lines ( g3 systems ) as a reliable reply to every system.

- Black:

Against 1.d4 I can help you with King's Indian, Benoni, Chigorin.

Against 1.e4 I can help with Sicilians ( especially Najdorf, Dragon, Accelerated Dragon, Scheveningen, 2..g6 systems ) and French.

My opening files:

- French:

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.e5 c5 4.c3 Qb6 5.Nf3 Bd7
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e5 Nfd7
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.Bg5 Be7
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 Nc6

- HyperAccelerated Dragon:

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.dxc5
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.d5
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.c3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.c4
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 g6 3.d4 Bg7 4.Nc3

- Chigorin:

1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.cxd5
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.e3
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nc3
1.d4 d5 2.c4 Nc6 3.Nf3

- KID's and Benoni's Structures:

Plans with g4 for White
Fiachetto King’s Indian Structure
4 Pawns Attack ( without d5 and with d5 leading to Benoni )
Sämisch-like Benoni Structure
Fiachetto Benoni Structure
c4-e4 vs d6 Structure

- King's Indian:

Sämisch Variation ( both 6.Be3 and 6.Bg5 )
Classical Variation
Fiachetto Variation
Averbakh Variation
5.h3 Variation
4 Pawns Variation and its deviations

Best skills

Openings, strategy.

Teaching methodology

1h game analysis ( non-annotated ) - $20/h

When it comes to the game analysis, the issue is quite simple. We will meet on Skype to have a chat about your game or games. Your understanding of P structures will be corrected, understanding behind moves improved, and you will get lots of tips for further improvement. I don't use an engine with doing such analysis, my goal is to eliminate the mistakes that you make by correcting your logic behind those moves and this certainly cannot be done by saying "Oh, this is bad since your opponent is now +0.53 ahead due to some long line".

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