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Thanks man, I thought of it myself. lol
I just took their "10 Free Lessons" (it seemed more like 15-20!) and I found it to be similar to "How to Reassess Your Chess", which I love, and I am thinking of joining for the year.
Are there any here who found significant ratings increase from the lessons?
I love Silman's writing and teaching style, and all the samples that were given to me were from Silman. The rating ended up 1680, which, for me, made me :)
I know it is but a reference point to work from, but if anyone has testimony of specific increase in rating, for example, over a 3 to 6 month period of time, please let me know.
A 'pause' setting, where you can close out your session and return later to that point would be useful. I often find the sessions long, and I'd like to be able to take a break without resorting to giving up on the lesson.
Just log out if you need a break. Your lesson is saved right where you left it and the big red incomplete reminds you to finish it. You don't "give up" anything except the few seconds it takes to mouseclick back.
Why Chess Mentor? Today I received a book in the mail entitled "How to Choose a Chess Move". I might be a rather good book, but after a few minutes with it I fell of to an afternoon nap, so for me rather than Choosing a Chess Move it resulted in me An Afternoon Snooze. I have never yet fell into sleep while using Chess Mentor. Besides that it is slowly moving me along toward making better chess moves.
Chess Mentor keeps me awake, stimulated and motivated. I will continue to improve through its use.
That is a very good book but Soltis...takes a cup of coffee and try it again.
That is a very good book by Soltis...takes a cup of coffee and try it again.
I'm having problems with the filtering function.
It's new, and it's a great idea. But I'm not getting it to work correctly.
Just for the sake of testing it, I set the filter to limit to problems <1000. But I'm still getting problems at 1700 and 1800.
Any ideas? Is there a missing instruction? Is the function not quite working yet?
Chess Mentor is a great training system by Chess.com.
@DavW I must respectfully disagree, Chess.com is obviously the best website.
I like the program & am enjoying the training!
I liked the demo problems.
Chess mentor is brilliant. JUst because of this tool, i have got 3rd rank all over the delhi. Thanks, the creators of chess mentor
This may be answered in another thread, but is chess Mentor limited for free members? I have been using it a lot, but now seem to be cut off. Will this be for good until I upgrade, (which I do intend to do, just cant justify the cost right now as I have other obligations to tend to), or will it be available for free again later?
I believe yes, it's limited. I didn't even think it was available for free at all. Chess Mentor is one of the primary reasons I bought a premium membership. It's fantastic, and will do wonders for your game.
I didnt think so either, but it kept letting me play a few turns. Awsome program. When I do up grade, Ill look forward to it. So, I guess Ive used up my freebies then...dang! Oh well Ill keep plugging away at my three tactics trainer daily sessions.
GREAT JOB! Loving the new mentor.
I've been doing Chess Mentor for a long time--excellent feature! Thos of u who are complaining should fork over the do re mi and become paid members.
I would luv 2 c a chess mentor course on pawn structures. I know chess.com has videos on the subject but it would be great to back them up with chess mentor.
If I upgrade to Chess Mentor Does that mean I don't have to read Reasses your Chess by Jeremy Stilman?
OK... Sorry about that. Here is a serious question. I'm looking at "Chess Mentor Course" page. As far as I know I've completed , for example, "Beginners Tactics". Even though I went through the whole course the %done column indicates I've completed only 60%. Am I missing something? Is it because I made an incorrect move? How do I complete it?
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