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I am Grandmaster Vasif Durarbayli.  I have won many international tournaments, including the World (2006) and European (2010) youth championships. My most recent victories are –  Azerbaijan Championship (2021), Chicago open (2019), Mid America open (2019), Summer chess classic (2018), Mid America (2018).

I was part of Webster University’s Final Four and Pan American winning team from 2014-2019. My experience there helped me a lot in growing my chess understanding. 

I have started coaching from 2012 and I have worked with players ranging from beginners to the top players in the world. My most notable experience was seconding former world number 2 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Currently, I am holding online training sessions only.  

When you train with me, we will work together to identify your unique strengths and challenges so that I can tailor all sessions to meet your individual needs. If you are determined to achieve your goals and looking for an efficient way to get there, look no further! 

Whether your goal is to beat your neighbor or the World Champion, I can help you accomplish it.

For inquiries, please contact me at durarbayli@gmail.com.