Strategic Balance Basic

Grandmaster Vladimir Chuchelov is a Belgian chess grandmaster and professional trainer. From 2009 he worked for four years as the head coach of the Royal Dutch Federation. In 2010 he was awarded the title of FIDE Senior Trainer. In 2013 received the Botvinnik Medal as best man's trainer 2013. He has coached numerous international stars, just to name a few:

  • GM Fabiano Caruana from 2010-2015 full time coach, from FIDE 2680 to 2843 (GM Fabiano best ever performance Sinquefield Cup 2014)
  • GM Anish Giri from 2009-2013 full time Coach, and 2018-2019
  • GM Hou Yifan from 2013-2017. Chuchelov was Hou's second in the Women's World Chess Championship 2016.
  • GM Teimour Radjabov from 2015-present (Winner of World Cup 2019)

Outstanding course with unique insights by one of the World’s Top Coach

It brings a whole new perspective. Chess game , as you have never seen it before!

Strategical understanding, tactical vision, accurately evaluate any position.

"Strategic balance" course was developed in the period of over 10 years. Highly selected and instructive material, introducing quite a different approach to position evaluation, decision making and the game itself. To learn to play according to requirements of position, develop real positional understanding are the main objectives. New definition of “prophylaxis”, getting sense of “dynamics”, and very intensive “calculation training” among the strong points of the course. "Strategic balance" is a tool that helps you to figure out right approach to position, find best suitable moves. It simply helps you better understand chess. It became GM Chuchelov’s "trademark" and a "common language" with his students.

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Starting date

Preparing the schedule for 2022

Recording of the sessions will be provided.

Technical requirements:

  • Zoom (compulsory)
  • Web-cam (preferably)
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