Vitaly was taught to play chess at a tender age of 6 by his grandfather and has liked the game ever-since. Having achieved only an average club player (rating 1800) in
His native city in Ukraine he always had a deep liking for the game. Soon after Vitaly came to America and since 14 years of age spent time playing chess outdoors during summer months almost never abandoning the hobby.
Like many instructors coaches and teachers in todays chess world Vitaly was also
“pulled” into the teaching the kids chess realm and on and off for over 20 years now has worked in the field inspiring and sharing with many young souls. Often acting like a kid he transmits knowledge easily and children feel like he is one of them (which is true) and other times being strict and direct allows to be effective in the sense of proper tuning of mind to receive.
After a spiritual transformation in life Vitaly had acquired an all new and a different look on the world and the game and nowadays abides by his own philosophy on the game making it unique and fascinating to say the least. Teaching today is viewed as a passion, mission and a desire to please more then being a professional.
“Chess is a Universe in miniature, where two opposite forces correctly strive for superiority but where the perfect outcome is a draw, leaving all in peace balance and tranquility” Number 64 is magical says Vitaly and has secrets behind that are yet to be revealed.
“If we continuously focus on acknowledging without a final statement and stay involved without possessing or expecting a result the vibration of curiosity and creativity will ceaselessly do its natural work and boredom will never come, only deeper and wider, deeper and wider, like space and time. Chess is a meditation”- Coach Vitaly
“In todays world no one is better then AI and the way Alpha Zero which is the strongest one today operates is by teaching itself via trial and error approach and I believe this is what our future holds. Self awareness by trial and error”