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FM darkhorse_98 lichess coach

FM Yuriy Krykun

Highly motivated and hardworking students are welcome!

Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Languages English, French, Russian, Ukrainian
Rating FIDE: 2372, 2342 2378 2454
Hourly rate Negotiable per hour, monthly programs/discounts are designed as well
Availability Now accepting students
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About me

Welcome to my page! I'm ukrainian 19-year-old FIDE master Yuriy Krykun, current Ukrainian Champion U-20 in 2018(7.5/9) and vice-champion in blitz(7/9), rated 2372, have IM norm. Have won a number of international tournaments, won 10 medals in ukrainian youth championships, recently won bronze medal while representing Ukrainian Youth National Team ( European Championship U-18). Willing to share my knowledge with you

Playing experience

Have been playing since childhood, have faced and managed to beat a number of strong players

Teaching experience

I've been coaching for a couple of years, in life as well as online. As I registered on lichess, in a year or somewhat more I've become one of the highest-rated coaches here. I enjoy working with students of every level, from very beginners to masters, and of every age: My youngest students have been 5-6 years old, the oldest being 70! I firmly believe that every student has to be approached in a unique way. I've been not only a coach, but also an author of articles devoted to numerous topics on chess improvement.

Other experiences

I've been studying interpreting, so I speak fluently Russian, Ukrainian, English and French. I plan to take up Spanish and German one day, for sure. So hopefully, we wouldn't have any issues communicating :)

Teaching methodology

During the lesson we will analyze student's games so as to find out typical mistakes and avoid them in future, also we'll study classical famous games, improve the opening repertoire as well as positional skills and calculation ability