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If I am posting this in the wrong spot please move it somewhere else for me, thanks.
The Diamond membership is twice the cost of platinum however only offers about 2.5 extra bonuses as compared to the platinum membership, so I ask is it really worth it, doubling the cost but the few extras giving the learning edge compared to the other memberships?
Thanks for taking the time to read and reply.
The instructional videos here are amazing. My recommendation to you would be to pay for the Diamond for one month, and watch a lot of the videos, and try chess mentor. If you like them, you can stay with Diamond, but if you don't find them useful, you can go to Platinum.
I know that for me, the videos are well worth the extra price. The King+Pawn endgame series, Rook endgame series, Material Imbalance series, all the Live Sessions, Pawn Structure 101 series, and many more have taught me a great deal.
I know 2 different chess websites where they offer 40 bucks for a years of membership, and they have tons of videos and TONS from grandmasters.
So for Diamond to be 12 bucks (I think?) a month, there should be more offered than just videos (and chess mentor).
This topic came in very good timing, as I find myself wondering if a membership here really pays off. Although Diamond offers only the videos, Chess Mentor and unlimited games analysis, the first two features are the true highlights for people who wish to learn. So, is it worth the double investment?
Depends how hard you want to work. ChessMentor is the premier chess teaching tool, but only if you put in the hours necessary to master the material. The videos can be approached as a pleasant respite from tactics training and the chessmentor, or you can get real serious about them also. It's not a question of whether the resources are worth the investment: they certainly are; but are you going to take advantage of them? Maybe Lucidish-Lux's suggestion of a trial 1 month membership is the way to go.
try it for 30 days. if you don't find value, you get a full refund - no questions asked!
About that music thing, couldn't you just open iTunes while playing a game?
Apart from that, what does the chess mentor do precisely that gives it the supposed title of "Premier chess teaching tool".
Also I intend on spending at least 20 hours per week if not more on studying/analyzing chess to become better.
I think this site is a bargain! ( Compare to the entry fee of one OTB tournament each month.)
you want to pay for music? just open pandora.com or spotify.com or grooveshark.com :)
why would i spend time developing music playing software when others are doing it already?
we're focused on chess! we have LOTS of improvements and features coming. will they be free? some will, some won't. pay up and we can do more :P
Then I suggest to get diamond because of the chess mentor and analysis tool, the videos help as well.
The videos and chess mentor are really worth it. They are very valuable, and this is why diamond is so much more than platinum.
Thanks guys, appreciate it.
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