"Chess is a very expansive and overwhelming game to navigate. Starting out in chess as an adult learner, I felt like it was nearly impossible to become a better player. I began looking for a coach online and found Vlad. Our first lesson together was incredible and he outlined a strategy for improvement. Now close to a year later and there has not been a single session I haven't gained invaluable knowledge and skills. He isn't only a remarkable chess player, he is a masterful coach. Since working with Vlad I've increased my online rating from 800 to nearly 1300 and don't plan on stopping. I can wholeheartedly recommend Vlad as a coach. I've blundered a lot in my life but finding Vlad was my first brilliancy."