July 31, 2020



This article is written by Jason Huot - a member of online tournament that I organized recently.


Today is Sunday which means round 4 pairings will be published around midnight here. Round 3 went well, working up another positive result...

July 30, 2020


This article is written by Jason Huot - a member of online tournament that I organized recently.


Happy to say week two's match had another positive result...

July 22, 2020


People have been playing chess for more than 1500 years. The game is known all over the world, and has long been considered not only a sport, but also an art. Today the popularity of chess is growing. Not only children, but also adults learn to play, participate in tournaments.


Why is this trend observed? How do I teach a child to play chess? I have recently given an interview about this and much more...

July 20, 2020


I know that most chess players prefer to capture the material rather than to sacrifice. But sometimes you can’t really exploit your advantage without sacrifice.


It’s fine when you are able to calculate the line from the beginning to the very end. But what if the position is too complicated and you can’t?...

July 13, 2020


This article is written by a member of Online tournament that I organized recently. And It reflects his impression about the tournament!


Just finished playing my first game of FM Viktor Neustroev's Online Summer Tournament...

Jun 30, 2020


This is FM Victor Neustroev and I'm glad to announce that I conduct our next tournament! I'm sure you were waiting for it. I received several questions about when it starts and...

July 10, 2020


This is FM Victor Neustroev and I'm happy to announce my next webinar!


I believe every chess player prefers to attack rather than to defend his position. However, usually one player attacks, the other one defends the position. If the player, who attacks, succeeds with his active play, he might be able to deliver a checkmate...

Jun 21, 2020


This is FM Viktor Neustroev and in this video I’m going to tell you my chess story. How I started playing chess, how I became a title player and then a FM. This is the first part of my story where...



Jun 10, 2020


This is FM Viktor Neustroev and in this video I’m going to tell you about 5 things (or facts) that you probably didn’t know about chess. I’m sure you’ll find them interesting and what is more important, a knowledge...

jun 7, 2020


I believe every chess player wants to know what happens in his opponent’s mind: what plans he has, what ideas he wants to realize and, of course, what lines...

May 28, 2020


When to sacrifice pieces. Good question! And usually a strong player (Master or Candidate Master knows the answer). However, for many club players the answer is not clear. That’s why I decided...

May 26,2020


My Dear Chess Friends!

We are about to finish our 2nd Online Tournament! 7 rounds were played and what we...

May 19, 2020


Have you ever heard such a phrase “controlling the center is to control the game”? I believe yes, because it’s absolute...

May 13, 2020


Hi! This is FM Viktor Neustroev.

You know, it’s a real pleasure to get your opponent trapped into an opening (that you preparedwell) or just create a trap during...

Apr 12, 2020


Dear Chess Friends!“Chess is a game of unlimited beauty, but it’s not just checks and attacks, you have to be creative.” This is what Garry Kasparov said on his Master Class and I 100% agree with him...

Apr 18, 2020


Dear Chess Friends! People sometimes ask me if there is a certain strategy that helps to win regardless of what your opponent plays. Have you ...

Mar 30, 2020


Dear Chess Friends! You know every chess player wants to play better, but it’s very often when he repeats the same mistake many times, because he ...

Mar 24, 2020


Dear Chess Friends!I created a video where described top 7 aggressive chess openings that I played in my games! 3 of them are for white and 4 ...

Mar 20, 2020


Dear Chess Friends! This is FM Victor Neustroev.You know many chess tournaments all over the world are cancelled due to coronavirus ...

Feb 5, 2020


My Dear Chess Friends! Do you like to play against 1.d4? As for me, I really enjoy the positions I can get there. After 1.d4 white usually has 2 options: To play ...

Jan 28, 2020


My Dear Chess Friends,On Sunday I conducted a Master Class for Beginners and for those who missed it I would like to show a fragment where I ...

Jan 24, 2020


Dear Chess Friends, I’ve already posted 2 articles: About mistakes that beginners make (and, of course, I shared my ideas of how to avoid these ...


Jan 20, 2020


Dear Chess Friends, I decided to continue the topic about beginners’ chess progress and this post is devoted to how to solve puzzles. I’m absolutely sure v...

Jan 17, 2020


Dear Chess Friends, Nowadays chess becomes more popular among adults. Let’s say if, for example, 20 years ago chess coaches had to teach ...

Dec 2, 2019


My Dear Chess Friends! In this post I want to share with you where to play for IM or GM norm and how to get these norms. Everything is based on my own ...

Oct 17, 2019


My tournament in Budapest has finished!Let’s summarize the results. I scored 6 points of 9 what is a really good result and got the 2nd place.I didn’t get an IM norm (7 of 9), but increased my rating by 26 points!If not a stupid loss in the fi...

Aug 30, 2019


Hi There! This is CM Victor Neustroev and let me tell you about my chess adventures in Europe. I live in Novosibirsk, but there are no strong tournaments. That’s why I decided to go to Europe in summer and play in a few. I also took my daughter Al...