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I coach players part-time and offer online practice sessions. I am a National Candidate Master with CFC 2159, FIDE ELO 2055, Arena International Master (AIM), CCCA Master, and one norm towards the ICCF CCE title.

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Here are some of my games against grandmasters:

 

GM Suat Atalik-NCM Vas Sladek, ICC 3 0, March 29, 2020

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Nf3 a6 5. cxd5 cxd5 6. Bf4 Nc6 7. Ne5 e6 8. e3
Bd7 9. Bd3 Rc8 10. O-O Be7 11. Qf3 b5 12. Rac1 b4 13. Ne2 Nxe5 14. dxe5 Ne4 15.
Rxc8 Qxc8 16. Rc1 Qb7 17. Nd4 O-O 18. Qe2 Rc8 19. Rxc8+ Bxc8 20. f3 Nc5 21. Bc2
a5 22. Qb5 Qxb5 23. Nxb5 Ba6 24. Nd6 Nd3 25. Bxd3 Bxd3 26. a3 bxa3 27. bxa3 a4
28. e4 dxe4 29. fxe4 Kf8 30. Bd2 Bxd6 31. exd6 Ke8 32. e5 Kd7 33. Bc3 Be4 34.
Kf2 Kc6 35. g4 h6 36. h4 g6 37. h5 g5 38. Ba5 Kd7 39. Kg3 Bc6 40. Kf2 Bd5 41.
Ke3 Bc6 42. Bd2 Bd5 43. Kd4 Bf3 44. Bxg5 Bxg4 45. Bxh6 Bxh5 46. Kc4 Bd1 47. Kb4
Bc2 48. Bg5 Bd1 49. Bf6 Bc2 1/2-1/2 (opposite colour bishops.)



Sladek,V NCM - Cramling,P GM
Simul - Cramling Vancouver, 04.07.2004

1.d4 d5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 c6 4.e3 Qb6 5.b3 e5 6.Nf3 Bg4 7.Be2 Bxf3 8.Bxf3 Nd7 9.0-0 Be7 10.Bg3 e4 11.Be2 Ngf6 12.Nd2 Nf8 13.c4 Ne6 14.c5 Qd8 15.b4 g5 16.a4 h5 17.b5 Rh6 18.bxc6 bxc6 19.Ba6 Qd7 20.Rb1 Nd8 21.Qb3 h4 22.Be5 Ng4 23.Bb8 h3 24.g3 f5 25.f3 Nf6 26.f4 Ng4 27.Qc3 Rg6 28.Kh1 Bf8 29.fxg5 Be7 30.Be2 Rxg5 31.Bf4 Rg6 32.a5 Bg5 33.Bxg4 fxg4 34.a6 Bxf4 35.Rxf4 Qc8 36.Nxe4! dxe4 37.d5+- 1-0

Vas Sladek (2256) - (GM) David Marciano (France) (2904)
ICC 3 0  Internet Chess Club, 30.12.2000
 
1.d4 A45: Trompowsky Attack 1...Nf6 2.Bg5 e6 3.e4 h6 4.Bxf6 Qxf6 5.c3 d6 6.Nd2 Nc6 7.Bc4 Bd7 8.Ne2 g6 9.0-0 Bg7 10.f4 Qe7 11.e5 dxe5 [ 11...0-0-0!?=] 12.fxe5+/= 0-0-0 13.Ne4 Kb8 14.Nf6 Bc8 15.Qc2 [ 15.Qa4 Bd7 16.Nxd7+ Rxd7+/-] 15...Na5 [ 15...Nxe5 16.dxe5 Qc5+ 17.Nd4 Qxc4=/+] 16.Bd3 b6 17.b4 Nb7 18.a4 a5 19.bxa5 Nxa5 20.c4 [ 20.Rab1!?+-] 20...Nc6+/- 21.a5 [ 21.c5 Nxd4 22.Nxd4 Rxd4 23.cxb6 cxb6+/=] 21...Nxd4=

22.Nxd4 Rxd4 [ 22...Qc5 23.Qf2 Qxd4 24.Qxd4 Rxd4 25.Be2=/+] 23.axb6+/= cxb6 24.Be4 Qc5 25.Kh1 25...Rxc4?? [ 25...Bxf6 26.exf6 Kc7 27.Ra7+ Kd6+/=] 26.Qa2+- b5 [ 26...Kc7 27.Qa7+ Kd8 28.Rfd1+ Rd4 29.Qxf7 b5+-] 27.Qa8+ Kc7 28.Ra7+ Kd8 [ 28...Qxa7 29.Qxa7+ Kd8 30.Rd1+ Rd4 31.Qxd4+ Ke7 32.Qd6#] 29.Rd7# 1-0



[Event "ICC 3 2"]
[Site "Internet Chess Club"]
[Date "2014.12.06"]
[[White "GM Akshayraj R Kore"]
[Black "NCM Vas Sladek"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B12"]
[WhiteElo "2222"]
[BlackElo "2120"]


1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Bd3 Bxd3 5. Qxd3 e6 6. Ne2 Nd7 7. O-O c5 8. c3
Qb6 9. f4 g6 10. Nd2 Ne7 11. Nf3 h5 12. Ng5 Nf5 13. Be3 Be7 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15.
Bd4 Ke7 16. b4 Bxd4+ 17. Nxd4 Rac8 18. Kh1 Nxd4 19. cxd4 Rc4 20. Rad1 Rhc8 21.
f5 exf5 22. Qe3 Nf8 23. Qf4 Ne6 24. Qh4 Ke8 25. Nf3 Qd8 26. Qe1 Rc2 27. a4 Qb6
28. b5 R8c4 29. Qe3 Qd8 30. Qh6 Qe7 31. a5 Ra4 32. a6 bxa6 33. bxa6 Rxa6 34.
Qe3 Raa2 35. Qb3 Kf8 36. Qxd5 Kg7 37. Rg1 Nf4 38. Qb3 Nxg2 39. d5 Nh4 40. Rc1
Rcb2 41. Qc3 Nxf3 42. e6+ Qf6 43. Rxg6+ fxg6 44. Qc7+ Kh6 45. Qf4+ Qg5 46.
Qxg5+ Kxg5 47. h4+ Kxh4 0-1