Superb Chess Coach
Review by movements
IM Artiom has been coaching our son for over a year now. The first thing that sparked my interest was that he had a Master's degree in Education. This was particularly important to us because we have learned that just because you have a title and a high rating, it doesn't mean that you can impart knowledge. Our young son is an international junior champion, and Artiom has helped him to achieve many successes during the short period that he has been with him. Most notably, Artiom coached our son to win gold for our country in a 2016 international tournament. His FIDE rating has improved, and he is excited about his accomplishments. Artiom is punctual, patient, and highly efficient. He provides a comprehensive chess training program, with thorough preparation for chess tournaments, as well as support throughout tournaments. You will not be disappointed if you choose Artiom as a coach! (Posted on July 16, 2017)
Review by Kevin
Artiom is a very knowledgeable chess coach. We learned a lot from him.
Within the first few months of coaching my daughter's USCF rating jumped up by several hundred points and has been increasing since then. He has corrected and asked her to work on good habits and skills for playing chess. He spends each lesson regularly reviews games and homework with her. The homework is challenging but very instructive. Her online rating is now around 1750+.
On top of all this, he is kind, patient and very well prepared. He is always on time for lessons. I can tell that he is always thinking about his students and how to improve their chess understanding.
I am very thankful for Artiom and his guidance. I would highly recommend him. He is a wonderful chess coach! (Posted on July 13, 2017)
Review by fastturle
My son Vlad has worked with IM Artiom for several months. And I have already seen a steady improvement in Vlad`s chess skills.
Artiom is giving not only chess tactics but also helps improving my child`s confidence which is crucial for tournaments. Before the tournaments he gives a bunch of useful advice. His motivation is always there when you need it.
I am extremely glad I made the good choice to have Artiom as my son's coach. I would recommend him to anybody who is looking for a responsible chess coach with the efficient teaching method. (Posted on July 5, 2016)
Review by tigeriz
An awesome chess coach! I have studied chess with Artiom for over three years and have learned a lot from him. I especially like the way he analyzes games. With Artiom’s training method, I quickly improved my rating to 1700. When I need help, he prepares me very well and gives me opening lines to play. His analysis of games is superior: he matches the engine’s suggestion almost every time. Also, his schedule is very flexible, and we never have any problems rescheduling a lesson.
I highly recommend him if you want to rapidly improve your chess knowledge and rating.
(Posted on June 17, 2016)
Thanks to Artiom, a great coach!
Review by NeuronChess
Artiom is a very good coach and helped me move up 300 rating points. He gave me different kinds of puzzles for homework according to what I needed or asked about. He analyzed my games with me. He's very nice and patient. I would recommend him for anyone who wishes to improve their game. (Posted on May 5, 2016)
Review by chsrules88
Great teacher! He is very clear and comes well-prepared. He can raise your level of play significantly in a short period of time. I strongly recommend. (Posted on June 16, 2015)
Easily the best one around
Review by Arjun Shenoy
When I started my lessons with IM Artiom Tsepotan around April 2014 my rating was in early 1800s. In just about a span of 5 months I was/am consistently able to beat the 2000-2100 rated guys and jumped up almost around 200 points since then.
As a coach, his lessons were impressively structured for my rating range. He used to analyze my games and accordingly give me assignments from the positions/openings I generally play which really helped me with my thought process and helped gain a deeper understanding of the positional concepts.
Artiom is very punctual and you will always find him online 5-10mins before your session begins. He is clear in his speech and I absolutely had no trouble understanding him. I would highly recommend Artiom if you are considering on getting a coach to improve your chess. (Posted on December 19, 2014)
Review by JJ
My kids improved around 300 hundred USCF points from 1100 to 1400 in 6 month. Atiom is very kids friendly and knowledgeable in chess. I highly recommend this Teacher. (Posted on September 3, 2014)
Review by patternmaster
when I started coaching with Artiom over 10 years ago my ACF rating was 1759 it is now 2121 and I still think i'm improving.Homework is always challenging and instructive.i would recommend Artiom to anyone who is interested in improving their knowledge and understanding in chess. (Posted on June 2, 2014)
Review by DeepGreen
My son Nathan has worked with IM Artiom for 3 years. I have seen the steady improvement in Nathan's chess skills, and his CFC rating has increased from 1300 to over 1800. Last year he won the 1st place in Grade 7 section of the provincial chess challenge for K-12, which qualified him to compete in Canadian Chess Challenge in Ottawa with the other provincial champions where he earned the 4th place. Now Nathan is motivated to learn more and play more in open section.
Artiom is a well-behaved coach who is always punctual for lessons. He is very flexible with scheduling lessons, which is a big bonus to us. Artiom willingly accommodates us whenever Nathan has other activities that conflict with the lesson.
I am glad I made the good choice to have Artiom as my son's coach. I would recommend him to anybody who is looking for a responsible chess coach with the efficient teaching method.
(Posted on May 6, 2014)