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  • 10 months ago · Quote · #221

    sleeping-beauty

    im not being kind, im being truthful.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #222

    sleeping-beauty

    if you really pay attention to exactly how passionate aww rats is about chess, you will pick him. He has always been making videos and has plenty to show you. Voting on this is a sweet concept but popularity is not going to get chess.com what it needs. It needs someone that knows what he is doing and can deliver. Aww rats is your man.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #223

    ReyRambler1960

    My vote goes to aww-rats.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #224

    MJ4H

    soundarts wrote:

    I'd be interested!  What program can you use to record a chess game?

    Please advise on that!

    Google "oCam."  It is both the simplest and best program for this purpose. Also 100% free.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #225

    jadedog

    Great tip - MJ4H - Google "oCam". I'd be hopeless at this, but I tried making a video of my own live game and realized what a great learning tool this could be.

    You can sit there watching your own game shouting from the sidelines "Move your knight to d6!" or 'Don't do that - it's a blunder!" or pretend you're Admiral Ackbar "It's a Trap!"

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #226

    Likhit1

    squarology wrote:

    I put up another vid just now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CE0pDFVFdnU

    I recorded some games this morning but my philological conscience would not allow my parents to hear it. I played a lot today and was just tired. I wasn't explaining anything and my tactics were off! I'll do better.

    I'll record some more tomorrow or Monday.

    Slurpy Mc-Burp.lol.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #227

    SpottedCake

    I love watching the videos by Squarology. They are really informative. I recommend them to all my friends.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #228

    chasm1995

    Butterfly-Effect wrote:

    im not being kind, im being truthful.

    And extremely biased.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #229

    kormak

    aww-rats gets my vote! 

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #230

    doalliad

    There were many great entries but I liked the Squarology's the best followed by TestViking and PeterLalic.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #231

    crazylasker

    Squarology gets my vote.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #232

    MJ4H

    jadedog wrote:

    Great tip - MJ4H - Google "oCam". I'd be hopeless at this, but I tried making a video of my own live game and realized what a great learning tool this could be.

    You can sit there watching your own game shouting from the sidelines "Move your knight to d6!" or 'Don't do that - it's a blunder!" or pretend you're Admiral Ackbar "It's a Trap!"

    Agree.  A couple of summers ago, I made myself play one long standard game every day and make a video out of it.  I made it almost a month of doing this every single day.  I was very, very bad at chess at the time in my life.  I actually used those videos to get better (along with much more normal study and help from a very strong player).  It is actually very helpful to watch these videos back and spot your weak points in your thinking process.  Try this sometime, if possible.

    1) Play a game while videoing/talking out loud.  Do your best.

    2) Don't watch it back yet.  Instead, go over the game thoroughly with a much stronger player.  Take lots of notes.

    3) Watch the video back and pay extra attention to why you missed what you missed.  A lot of times, you will find extremely large chinks in your armor in this process.  "Wow, I never consider the resulting pawn structure after a trade is offered."  Who knows that kinds of things you will find, but you are pretty much guaranteed to find numerous flaws that are easily fixable.

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #233

    Mainline_Novelty

    This isn't really a "Blitz Session", but I thought I'd leave it here anyways : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylAyJeV0g5w 

    Basically a mix of puzzles, blitz and rants. If you liked it, check out the four previous episodes :)

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #234

    elo123

    I vote for 1. Skaternest0 2. Zibbit 3. TestViking 4. Peter Lalic 5. Squarology

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #236

    RickWest

    Aww Rats, gets my vote!

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #237

    jadedog

    Anybody know about microphones - quality v. cost, good brands or models?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #238

    chasm1995

    Do you have one built in on your laptop (if that is what you are using)?

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #239

    KtFighter

    I cast my vote for aww-rats!

  • 10 months ago · Quote · #240

    jadedog

    I probably do, not sure atm. Are built-in mics usually of sufficient quality?


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