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GM coachvovk lichess coach

GM Yuri Vovk

Enjoy rational approach to the chess!

Location Lviv, Ukraine
Languages English, Ukrainian, Russian
Rating FIDE: 2603, 2717
Hourly rate 35 USD = 1 hour, 300 USD = 10 hours
Availability Now accepting students
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About me

Hello! My name is GM Yuri Vovk – 2603 FIDE rated player from Ukraine. Why to choose me as your chess coach? First of all,my incremental coaching method allows you to comprehend chess rationally that can really help you to organize your chess knowledge as the whole teaching process is highly consistent. Secondly, my lessons are student-centred, so you feel comfortable during the our classes. Finally, it is a great deal from financial point of view as prices are really affordable and a generous discount of 50 USD is offered for those who purchase 10 hours of lessons in advance. Interested? Then do not hesitate to contact me on or by e-mail. I speak English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.

Playing experience

joint winner (1-3 place) on “Lake Sevan Martuni” (12 FIDE category, Martuni, Armenia, 2007)
joint winner (1-2 place) on Vasylyshyn Memorial (10th FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2007)
1st place on “Savaria GM” (9th FIDE category, Szombathely, Hungary, 2008)
joint winner (1-3 place) on “80th Viktor Kart Jubilee” (8th FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2009)
1st place on prestigious tournament “Cappelle-la-Grande open” France, 2009 (610 participants, 106 GMs, 76 IMs)
joint winner (1-4 place) on “Le Touquet open” (Le Touquet, France, 2009)
shared 2-4 place on 27e Open International de Cappelle-la-Grande (France, 2011)
shared 1-3 place on Open NK 2011 (Dieren NED)
winner on Vasylyshyn Memorial (10th FIDE category, Lviv, Ukraine, 2011)
winner on Festival “Dnipropetrovsk Autumn” in Memory of Alexander Moroz (2012)
shared 1-8 place on 29e Open International de Cappelle-la-Grande (France, 2013)
winner on 17° FESTIVAL “CITTÀ DI PADOVA” (Italy, 2014)
5th place on the European Individual championship, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015 (250 participants, 113 GMs, 33 IMs)
winner on International open tournament “Petrovac 2015” (Petrovac, Montenegro, 2015)
winner on 4th Salento International Chess Open 2015 (Gallipoli, Italy, 2015)
3rd place on 33rd Open Andorra Hotel St.Gothard (Erts, Andorra, 2015)
qualified to the World Cup 1/32 final, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2015 ( I passed GM Ray Robson in the 1/64 final and almost qualified to the 1/16 final, but blundered in the absolutely winning position against Wei Yi. You can find video analysis of this thrilling chess battle here )
9th place on the World Chess Blitz Championship, Berlin, Germany, 2015 (wins against Movsesian, Wojtaszek, Aronian, Vachier-Lagrave and draws against Leko, Svidler, Gelfand, Carlsen. I was on the first place just two rounds before the end, but two losses in a row to Kramnik and Nepomniachtchi spoiled my result)

Teaching experience

Almost 10 years of the online coaching

Best skills

Rational approach to the chess!

Teaching methodology

Incremental strategy of improvement.