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Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko / Grandmaster

Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko
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Experience 7 years
Nationality Ukraine
City Lviv
Rating 2604
Languages English Russian Ukrainian
Price 60 $ / h

Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko / Grandmaster

About me

Hi! I am Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko. I am 31 years old. I am a professional chess player as well as experienced coach. I live in Lviv, Ukraine.

Playing experience

Champion of Ukraine in 2016 and rapid champion of Ukraine in 2014. There were many tournaments where I shared or took first place but I am not going to bore you with those.
I also hold PhD in mathematics.
Best players I was privileged to beat in classical chess: Gashimov, Ivanchuk, Harikrishna, Wojtaszek

Teaching experience

I am teaching since 2011. I used to coach Dutch women's chess team for two years. The best chess players that I have been coaching are Alexander Ipatov (https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=14116731), Vahap Sanal (https://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=6300545) and Volodymyr Vetoshko (http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?event=14122480). 

Teaching methodology

Every student needs special approach. But there are things that are common to all players, in my opinion. For example, everybody (and I mean EVERYBODY) needs to work on calculation. If you don't it just drops and you will start miscalculating and blundering. Active play is a very important skill that I can teach. To my mind, most games could be decided in the middlegame, so I believe it is the most important part of the game. Improving calculation, active play, positional and strategic understaning is the key to playing middlegame. Openings and endgames are also extremely important but I believe that you can get away with some basic rules of playing those and some "must know" endgame knowledge.
I am using Skype preferrably with video for better communication.
I am an active player myself so I will not be available for classes from time to time.
You can pay for my services here: https://store.chessclub.com/teachers/teacher-hitaman
Transferwise is also an option. Unfortunately PayPal is not an option due to national regulations.

Wish to student

I hope you will share my passion for chess!