Mike Moschos

I have been taking chess lessons from Vita since February 2016 once to twice a week. I totally enjoy the time we spend learning new openings, analyzing games I played, understanding tactics and strategy. Vita requires/encourages the student to solve game situations without moving the pieces which ultimately benefits the individual when playing in a […]

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Benjamin Handelman

I have had Vita as a coach for several months now and it would be hard to understate the improvement I’ve seen. In just a few months I’ve seen an over 150 elo gain in my USCF rating. She is very flexible with her schedule, patient as a teacher, and good at identifying weaknesses in […]

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Ethan Hinds

I have been taking lessons with Vita since I was 9.  Since then, my rating has gone up by almost 400 points and I won my first US National Scholastic Championship.  I really enjoy my lessons with Vita.  She gives me puzzles that prepare me to properly evaluate positions I face in real games.  She […]

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Savi Naccarato

     I began to play chess when I was 9 years old in elementary school.  My dad first taught me the game and for several years my only opponents were computers.  I have been entering tournaments for 5 years now and have over twenty titles to my credit.  Vita Chulivska, my coach, has taught me a […]

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Mikhail Layevskiy

I love playing competitive chess! Chess is a game of deep thinking and ideas. It is also full of harmony, beauty and art. It makes our brain work to its full capacity and winning is the ultimate goal. I started appreciating the game a lot more after taking lessons with Vita. She helped me discover many […]

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Joe Lafornara

Learned chess at the age of 5, started playing chess at 14 where my first coach when I lived in Rochester, NY was soviet émigré Yevsey Gelman who trained such champions like Anatoly Karpov and Igor Ivanov while in the soviet union.   From 1988-1991 I played board 2 for the 3-time, 2-yr college Pan-Am Champion […]

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Kevin Ewig

My daughter Sarah started learning from Vita Kryvoruchko about 3 months ago. Vita spends considerable time during each lesson analyzing Sarah’s games. During her lessons, she is able to pinpoint mistakes not only in one game but recurring mistakes that Sarah makes across many games which we would have never noticed. She also gives Sarah […]

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Tolga Kisacikoglu

During my child hood in 1980s, chess was not very popular in Turkey. Therefore I started playing chess only when I was 14 and some educated chess only when I was 17-18.  Despite the late start , I played and had good memories with the ITU University chess team. We became several times Turkey champion […]

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Rak Svyatoslav

My son started to play chess,when he was 5 years old in kindergarten.After one year his first move for White was e3 and he didn’t know,how to move with the pieces very well.I decided to change a coach and he began to take private lessons with Vita 1 time per week,and after few month 3 […]

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