GM Eugene Perelshteyn

GM Eugene PerelshteynGM Eugene Perelshteyn

Eugene Perelshteyn was born in Ukraine and learned chess from his father, a FIDE Master. He moved to the United States at the age of fourteen and won the U.S. U18 Championship in 2000. Eugene earned a chess scholarship from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he graduated in computer science. In 2002 he was awarded the Samford Chess Fellowship – given to the top American Player under 25 years old – which helped him earn the GM title in 2006.

Eugene currently lives in Massachusetts, and competes mainly in New England. He is a regular contributor to, and is co-author of two books, Chess Openings for White, Explained and Chess Openings for Black, Explained, both in their second editions.


FIDE: 2542     
TITLE: International Grandmaster

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Latest Lecture:

A Common Trap in the Accelerated Dragon

Matchup: Eugene Perelshteyn vs. Chardine Camacho
Skill Level: Intermediate
Category: Opening Traps
ECO: B34
Opening: Sicilian; Accelerated fianchetto; Exchange variation
Released: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Run Time: 00:18:56


 DVD Collections


THINK LIKE A GRANDMASTERthink_like_a_grandmaster_front

International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen explains the thought process behind key games in his career by answering the questions “What particular ideas or thoughts are running through your mind”? And “How do you make the best move in the given position”? Eugene’s practical advice is geared to aspiring chess players..



how_to_face_unorthodox_openings_frontHOW TO FACE UNORTHODOX OPENINGS

International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen explains the thought process behind key games in his career.






International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen shows you how to play a very rare line against this romantic opening. Kings Gambit that has lost popularity and fallen off of the radar. “ If you are unprepared when you do encounter the Kings Gambit and white is very a good attacking player, he is going to put you under a lot of pressure. “ – Eugene
Content 31 minutes of chess theory and discussion, with example games, over a series of 2 lectures.


ideas_behind_the_bogo-indianIDEAS BEHIND THE BOGO-INDIAN

The Bogo-Indian Defense is a chess opening characterized by the moves: 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+.  The position arising after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 is common. The traditional move for White here is 3.Nc3, threatening to set up a big pawn center with 4.e4. However, 3.Nf3 is often played instead as a way of avoiding the Nimzo-Indian Defense (which would follow after 3.Nc3 Bb4). After 3.Nf3, Black usually plays 3…b6 (the Queen’s Indian Defense) or 3…d5 (leading to the Queen’s Gambit Declined), but can instead play 3…Bb4+, the Bogo-Indian.


my_pet_kings_indian_na6_frontMY PET KING’S INDIAN, Na6

International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshteyn explains his favorite variation of his favorite opening. Part I & II contain the nuts and bolts of how to and The instructive game contains an over the board explanation in a match-up between GM Perelshteyn and Darwin Wang.



my_best_games_from_the_spice_cup_invitationalMY BEST GAMES FROM THE SPICE CUP INVITATIONAL

International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen explains the thought process behind key games in his career. The annual SPICE Cup has been the highest rated International Invitational tournament in U.S. history.





International Grandmaster Eugene Perelshtyen discusses how Black responds to White building  up a large pawn center and gaining a spatial advantage. Black develops quickly, then works to undermine White’s center with a Pawn attack. Black must strike quickly to try and open the position before White can consolidate the space advantage that his center has gained him.




The Accelerated Dragon is when Black adopts the Dragon formation without 2…d6, White must watch out for …d5 which often immediately equalizes. Lines where Black does this include the (1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6)..