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HTRYC Study Group


  • 4 months ago · Quote · #1

    Chessmo

    Hi,

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #2

    Chessmo

    I am organizing a study group for this book. A chapter every two weeks. Please let me know if you are interested in participating.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #3

    acm_chess

    Yes, definitely, it was next on my reading list!

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #4

    hreedwork

    @Chessmo, you might get more hits if you spelled out How To Reassess Your Chess Smile

    I'll follow along, but can't actively participate. Too many family and work commitments right now...

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #5

    Grinmaster

    I would like to join this group.  I've gone through some of the book, but I would definately benefit from reviewing the chapters and discussing them with other players.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #6

    Chessmo

    Sorry for the cryptic post, everyone! I posted this initial message with my Android app and for some reason when typing text if I hit the return key twice it would post the message (without even a confirmation).

    Anyway, for those that don't know the book is How to Reassess Your Chess 4th Edition by IM Jeremy Silman.

    So far it looks like we may have a group of 5-6 people. In a few days I'll send all of you who are interested a link to a forum where we can hold the discusson.

    Cheers,

    Kevin

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #7

    hreedwork

    @Chessmo, did you enjoy U.S. Open OTB?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #8

    RandomJeff

    Chessmo, I'm interested as well.

    Any interest in trying to use skype/google hangouts to have real-time interaction?

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #9

    Chessmo

    @hreedwork, the US Open was awesome! I played 14 slow games but 5 G/15's over 9 days. Even though my rating didn't increase much, I feel like I improved my game. Other than two rounds, I was always paired up with someone between 1700-2200 and so got lots of experience playing these stronger players.

    @RandomJeff, yes, that is a thought. I am not sure how easy it will be to schedule but I think it would be more valuable/interesting. 

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #10

    hreedwork

    @Chessmo, thanks, good summary. I'm glad you enjoyed the U.S. Open!

    For the group here... like I said my time commitments are stacked high, but I'd like to pop in everynow and then to see what is going on. I did this once in a chess club and it was fun and effective. In that case I learned about knight and pawn endings.

    Probably the simplest venue to construct would be chess.com live server at a minimum. Then you can go over positions in the book and discuss what is confusing or hard to see if the position came up in a real game. 

    Adding Google Hangouts or Skype sounds good, but in practice difficult just because everyone has different levels of tech savvy. Plus a lot of us use phone and tablet and computer, and the various levels of technology work unevenly across those platforms...

    You could even try "asynchronous" where you use a forum topic to post a position in the chapter you are on, and then people can contemplate and reply to it with their comments or maybe new positions.

    Or you could do both. A new forum topic every week, culminating in a live server session, with or without Hangout or Skype.

    Just a thought.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #11

    Saxton47

    Hello Chessmo,

    If possible, I like to join the reading group. The only drawback I see is that I have Silman's 3rd edition and not the 4th. If allowed, I would like to join, participate and/or listen to the discussion. Thank you for organizing this.

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #12

    Farewell314

    You can always find it online lol

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #13

    Constantine73

    I'm in!

  • 4 months ago · Quote · #14

    Farewell314

    Do we have a start date yet? I'm really looking forward to this!

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #15

    Chessmo

    Ok, you should have all received invites to the study group (I created a new group so that I could be the admin). Here is the link if you didn't get my invite or if someone else comes along who wants to participate:

    http://www.chess.com/groups/home/htryc-study-group

  • 3 months ago · Quote · #16

    Samsch

    I would like to join as well!


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