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  • 4 years ago · Quote · #141

    Pawn_mower

    Sierwan-- I would like to see his books "winning chess tactics" & "winning chess strategy" on chess mentor. 

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #142

    Pawn_mower

    I would like to have a Novice Strategy Course.   Silman's course looks awesome, but way too advanced for novices like me.   

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #144

    AndTheLittleOneSaid

    dpruess wrote:

    we have one or two such courses in production, pawn_mover :-)

    i agree with your suggestion absolutely!


    That sounds great. Could you give an idea of when they'll be available?

    EDIT: And who the authors are?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #145

    Pawn_mower

    i can't wait!!! LaughingLaughingLaughing

    i want to work my way up to Silman's course.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #147

    AndTheLittleOneSaid

    dpruess wrote:

    should be one published on Sept 1st.


    Cheers Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #149

    Conflagration_Planet

    How about something on how to stop screwing up tactics problems.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #150

    Pawn_mower

    I am happy to see that a novice level strategy course is on the way! Laughing

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #152

    toffe

    Hi!

    I think there are som very great lessons in chess mentor. What I am missing do is the conection to the videolessons...

    To illustrate my point... There is a great videoseries of rookendgames by mr Rench and there is a chessmentor course in rookendgames but there is no realconection... What if mr Rench during his videolesson stopt at a specific time and stated that the viever shuld do lesson 2 and 3 in that specific chessmentorcours before continuing the videolesson...and so on...

    My belife is that the learning experiens shuld be greater and even boost chess.com as a hole!

    What do you think mr Dpruess?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #154

    CalbaMan

    Perhaps Analyzing Opening Variations?

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #155

    TwoBlkAces

    David,

       This might not be the place for this comment, however until joining chess.com I have been completely self taught. Many of the mentor problems start with titles like "the Rubenstein version for the catalan" (just made That up) and since I never learned book openings, my moves are constantly met with comments like "good move if this was the scoth, but this is a catalan".

       I don't feel like I learn as much during these lessons because I never learned the opening to begin with. At least on video lessons I can pause and explore the opening main lines. I know there are other places to explore book openings, I spend a lot of time there but perhaps a course on openings should be a pre requisite or addition to the mentor course.

      I feel that sometimes chess.com was built for 1800+ rated players with years of chess education. I just wanted you you to know that there are a few of us who joined the site at about a 1300 level and could use some secondary education before the graduate work begins.

       I think you have a great site and don't want people a little less obsessed than myself to lose interest.

       Sincerely Carl Twoblkaces

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #156

    TwoBlkAces

    P.S.  Oh yeah, a comment section after the lesson would be a good idea. I was so frustrated after Fm Wolski gave us a tactical position, then upon solving it in perfect order asked us to show other wins and began docking points for not playing sub par chess. A place to vent would be nice. Getting discussions going is never a bad thing.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #158

    TheCabal

    toffe wrote:

    Hi!

    I think there are som very great lessons in chess mentor. What I am missing do is the conection to the videolessons...

    To illustrate my point... There is a great videoseries of rookendgames by mr Rench and there is a chessmentor course in rookendgames but there is no realconection... What if mr Rench during his videolesson stopt at a specific time and stated that the viever shuld do lesson 2 and 3 in that specific chessmentorcours before continuing the videolesson...and so on...

    My belife is that the learning experiens shuld be greater and even boost chess.com as a hole!

    What do you think mr Dpruess?


     That's a good point toffe! Utilizing and combining the features chess.com has to offer. I tried something similiar in my Lesson 1 - Tactics (page 1/page 2) blog:

    • Chess.com - blogs
    • Links to chessopedia (if possible)
    • A static diagram's
    • A link to a Chess.com video (if possible)
    • Puzzle diagram's

     Linking chess mentor to chess.com videos or creating videos for a small introduction on one chess mentor lesson is excellent. (or at least showing video links related to the chess mentor lessons.) It should be kept as simple as possible. Having 15 links to different author's makes it difficult to learn, since you reread many thing's etc.

    @IM klippfiskkjerringa
    How about linking some of these lessons to the Computer Workout?

    Regarding discussion/comments !AFTER! one lesson seems good. BTW there are active groups for some of these lessons.

  • 3 years ago · Quote · #160

    Kotomitsuki

    Common maneuvers in the middlegame

    The book "Chess Middlegames" of Laslo Polgar tell some:

    Attack with pawns, Activation of pieces, Weak square, Minority attack...

    You could easilie make a whole lesson about each chapter of that book

    I think you need to check your lessons by a strong engine, many of your examples in your old lessons are simply wrong. Thats the rason why i did stop using mentor ( it was very helpful though ). As soon as your lessons are computerproof i will join  Chess mentor again


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