FM Viktor Neustroev

Viktor Neustroev is a FIDE Master and a chess coach.

He started playing chess at the age of 5 and holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Novosibirsk State University in Russia.

He teaches chess online and offline to students of all levels and has coached the champion of Siberia among girls under 9.

He has authored several educational chess courses on TheChessWorld and Chessable.

He also hosts free webinars on TheChessWorld YouTube channel.

Chess Articles by FM Viktor Neustroev

10 Winning Strategies for Club Players

10 Winning Strategies for Club PlayersWinning Strategies for Club Players: Dear Chess Friends, I’m sure you know that to become a strong chess player, you should obtain several vital chess skills, such as calculation, tactical vision, visualization, positional understanding, opening knowledge, and others.

New Year’s Tournament with ChessLance

tournamentMerry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! I’m glad to announce a new Chess Tournament on our sister site that we scheduled on January 2nd, 2023 at 11 AM EST! After all that Christmas hustle and bustle, family dinners, and maybe some nice travels and reunions with loved ones let’s get back to […]

10 Reasons to Train with Chess Coach

Reasons to Train with Chess CoachThe popularity of chess is growing rapidly. For some, it’s just a hobby, for others – a competition or a way to become a better version of themselves. And, of course, there are sportsmen in chess who desire to win trophies and titles. I’m sure all these 3 categories are passionate about chess and are […]

10 Things We Can All Learn from GM Ian Nepomniachtchi

10 things we can learn from nepoIan Nepomniachtchi is a well-known person in the chess world. He is considered the best chess player in Russia and is also in the world’s top 4. Since childhood, his chess career has developed quite rapidly, but, oddly enough, he began to show himself in the chess elite relatively recently. From a young age, Ian […]

10 Most Common Problems Advanced Players Face

most common problems advanced players faceMany coaches suggest that to spot all the problems you might want to look in the mirror. It is especially true for chess, and “looking in the mirror” simply means looking over your games. The thing is… the problems are usually hidden deep inside the game and cannot be identified with a single glance. There […]

10 Most Common Chess Problems Beginners Face

10 common chess problems beginners faceWhen beginners are just starting out with chess, they make many simple mistakes which could easily be avoided. In this article, I want you to know them and learn how to prevent these mistakes in your own games. Preventing most common mistakes will help at accelerating your progress, avoiding stagnation and saving you from many […]

How to Play Against an Isolated Pawn

how to play against isolated pawnThe isolated pawn is a very common middlegame theme. Thus, it is very important to know the strategy for playing with and against it. In my previous article, I’ve covered the general ideas of playing with the isolated pawn, if you missed it, you can always review it here. The importance of this topic is […]

How to Play with The Isolated Pawn

In modern chess theory, an isolated pawn is a common and very important positional theme. The side playing with an isolated pawn typically tries utilizing spatial or developmental advantage in exchange for the pawn’s weakness. By accepting the position with an isolated pawn, a player expects to employ the position dynamics for starting a quick […]

5 Things for Becoming a Better Chess Player without a Coach

becoming better chess player no coach.It’s hard to imagine that it’s possible to become a master without a coach. But before I share a few tips and ideas how to work on chess by yourself, I should definitely say that if you have an option to hire a coach, you should do this. Working together with a good coach will […]
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