GM Yuri Vovk
- Product Review (submitted on January 9, 2017):
- In the first place, he's super cute (cuteness trumps all, just kidding). And nothing beats the slavic accent, which carries prestige in the chess world! Above all, he's super effective and organized. I would not have been so confident with my French Defense except for all the lines he showed me. With his help, within 2 months I progressed from non-rated to a FIDE 1489 player with my lichess rating going up 200 points in both blitz and rapid categories. At this rate of progress I can see myself breaking into top 100 female player of my country within a year. Any quibbles? He's tooooo busy to book since he's so good. (So actually I feel very reluctant to leave this honest review as it will only make him busier.) Moreover, he has a way too upright moral. So don't count on him to help you "cheat" in your correspondance games. Also he doesn't do pep talk very well so...count on yourself to recover after a loss and believe that is only temporary with his help.