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Hello, I am GM Vladimir Belous and below you can find more information about me:

Coaching Information:

  • Coached many private students during university of all ages.
  • I created large databases with many examples of different topics.
  • My favorite part of teaching is endgames.
  • I passionately like to share all my knowledge and experience with my students.
  • If you want to improve your chess understanding, please leave a message or email me at belousvovis@gmail.com

Skills in Chess:

  • I have good analytical skills which helps me accurately prepare for what opening will happen in my game or games of my students.
  • Dynamic and aggressive best describes my chess style.
  • I am most proud of my Rook Endgames.

Chess and other Information:

  • Originally from Moscow, Russia
  • Currently living in Austin, Texas
  • Achieved Grandmaster title in 2013 at 19 years old
  • USCF: 2614 FIDE: 2520
  • Attended UTRGV where I received a scholarship for their chess program.
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting


  • Russian Championship 1st place category: under 10. 2003
  • Russian Championship 1st place category: under 14. 2005
  • Russian Championship 1st place category: under 10. 2009 B-16 HL 2009 RUS Juniors Champ.
  • Russian Championship 1st place category: under 10. 2010 B-18 HL 2010 RUS Juniors Champ.
  • Moscow open 2011 1st place
  • World Youth Under 16 Chess Olympiad 1st place (team championship) 09/25/2009
  • Moscow Men Chmp. 2009 SF open 2009-03-21
  • Men's Moscow Chmp. 2010 SF 2010-03-06
  • 2011 RUS Juniors Champ. B-20 3rd place 2011-03-04
  • Moscow team championat 2011 A (team) 2011-09-25
  • 2nd A.Margaryan Memorial - RR 1st place 2012-01-09
  • B-20 Juniors Champ. 2012 2nd place
  • World’s Youth Stars Vanya Somov’s Memorial 2nd place
  • Bondarevsky Memorial 2013 1st place 2013-11-30
  • Moscow-Open 2014 F 3rd place
  • Moscow Championship men final 2014-03-22
  • 13th World University Chess Championship (men) 1st place team 2014-08-18
  • Dvorkovich Memorial Chess Tournament Taganrog A 1st place
  • GM ZAW WIN LAY MEMORIAL Myanmar International Open 2014 1-2 place
  • 1st International Open Municipality of N.Propontidas 2015 2nd place
  • X Dvorkovich Memorial Chess Tournament 1st place
  • Team Championship Moscow 2015 1stplace
  • 8th Chennai Open Grandmaster Chess Tournament 1st place
  • 2nd UTRGV GM-norm Chess Tournament 1st place
  • 2016 Lone Star Open 1st place
  • 25th Annual Chicago Open 1st place
  • 2016 Houston Chess Festival - Open 1st place
  • 2016 Texas Collegiate Super Finals
  • 2016 Houston Open tied for 1st place
  • 8th Annual Golden State Open 2nd place
  • 2017 Lone Star Open tied for 1 st place
  • 2017 Gem City Open tied for 1st place
  • 2017 ChessStars Orlando Sunshine Open tied for a 1st place
  • Wisconsin International Chess Festival tied for a 1st place
  • 2017 US Masters Championship 1st place
  • 53rd Annual American Open 1st place
  • Labor Day CCCSA GM Norm Invitational tied for a 1st place
  • 2018 Texas Collegiate Super Finals 1st place (TEAM)
  • 2018 Final Four of College Chess 1st place (TEAM)
  • 2019 Final Four of College Chess 1st place (TEAM)
  • 51st Annual Atlantic Open 1st place