In 1959, he founded a chess school in Odessa. Seven of his early students became grandmasters: Lev Alburt, Sam Palatnik, Vladimir Tukmakov, Valery Beim, Konstantin Lerner, Leonid Yurtaev, and Boris Kantsler. He was the official trainer for the 1971 USSR student team on which Anatoly Karpov and Alexander Beliavsky played.
Pelts came to Canada in 1978. After moving to Montreal, he established the first Canadian chess school in 1979. He later settled in Toronto and continued his school there. Pelts played for Canada in three Chess Olympiads: at Lucerne 1982 and Thessaloniki 1984 and 1988.
- (in English) Roman Pelts & Lev Alburt, Comprehensive Chess Course - Volume I, 126 pages
- (in English) Roman Pelts & Lev Alburt, Comprehensive Chess Course - Volume II, 304 pages
- (in French) Roman Pelts & Lev Alburt, Cours complet d'échecs, Éditions Fédération québécoise des échecs, Montréal, 1989, ISBN 2-9801168-2-3 (translation of the above 2 titles)
- Chess Academy of Canada, Roman Pelts' Toronto-based chess school.
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