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    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 7

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 7, final)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages ... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 23, 2013
      • | 1679 views
      • | 2 comments
    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 6

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 6)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were ex... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 23, 2013
      • | 999 views
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    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 5

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 5)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were ex... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 23, 2013
      • | 701 views
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    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 4

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 4)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were ex... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 22, 2013
      • | 928 views
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    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 3

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 3)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were ex... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 22, 2013
      • | 1392 views
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    • A Sample Coaching Game - Part 2

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student (Part 2)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were ex... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 22, 2013
      • | 836 views
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    • A Sample Coaching Game with a Student - Part 1

      A Sample Coaching Game with a Student(Part 1)  Below is a transcript from an actual coaching game that shows the richness of the ongoing discussion (literally on each move) between coach and student.  A total of over 250 messages were excha... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 22, 2013
      • | 1822 views
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    • A Subtle Pawn Endgame

      I present here the result of a recent deep analysis I did on a position from one of my own games.  It was a pawn endgame that occurred in one of the variations, and white was clearly trying to save themselves.   The goal: find the best chance f... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | May 7, 2012
      • | 1022 views
      • | 4 comments
    • True Stories of Inspiration

      True Stories of Inspiration [Please post in response to this blog if you know similar tales (or true stories) of inspiration that you would love to share.] The following tales of inspiration are true stories, and while the details may not be a... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Jan 8, 2011
      • | 2367 views
      • | 6 comments
    • Effectively Organizing Creative Teams (in Vote Chess and for Other Activities)

      Effectively Organizing Creative Teams (in Vote Chess and for Other Activities) [Comments on the ideas in this article are most welcome. I always strive to provide quality material that is open for improvements -- to share ideas that will serve al... | Read More

      • _valentin_
      • | Dec 29, 2010
      • | 1268 views
      • | 2 comments