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The videos. Normally a lesson with a grandmaster would cost $100.00 or more. Here we get hundreds of lessons for the same hundred dollars. Also the computer analysis and the online tournaments are very helpful.
Somebody was kind enough to have hope enough for me to be a great chess player. So, I am here, writing my script so that I can thank uncle bob (@GhostNight) for letting me experience the exhilarating feeling of being one of the most expensive members in this site. The video section feels like that I have hundreds of hours of classes with chess masters around the world and I feel quite proud that I have thousands of games in my fingertips :-P.
P.S.: sorry, no video cam available. Talk about my crappy cellphone!
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I love the playing, and, of course the tactics training. And it's relaxing and fun to spend an hour here and there reading through forum topics. Overall, Chess.com is very user-friendly, a big plus for a technical 'patzer' like me.
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I believe in rewarding people that produce great stuff. So my answer is : I am a diamond member of chess.com because the team is worth it !
I went Premium for the fantastic videos.
Oh, and the forums. Here I can tell jokes about Bobby Fischer looking like a wookie.
I am premium because of the tactics trainer. Solving 25 puzzles a day really is enough.
Was going to post this message Under General chess, but after reading this you may feel it is best placed here!
After joining chess.com it took only a few months and I decided diamond was for me! Why??? I decided or should I say realized just playing chess is not going to improve my ability in the real chess world, for three reasons.
1.live chess is just too fast for me 30min.
2.OLC which you have three days to make your move, and you can go over your moves on the analyzer, also look at book openings, makes even a beginner player look pretty good in the openings?
3.Last but most hurting is individuals that use outside assistance to make their moves! And all the chess sites have this problem!
So I have found that all the training tools we have available especially at Diamond level is helpful in trying to improve ones chess that playing games is wasting time when one can be studying, and taking advantage of this great chess site has to offer. Actually what I am saying if there was no chessplaying here I would still be here for the learning/improving benifits. I know I sound crazy its just me how i feel. And not to forget some of the great heads/chess people that are here, their imput is most enjoyable to hear from and educational, like the person that said check out the book, "Silmans Complete Endgame Course". So when I play live OTB chess I can see the improvement, and they also commented I am getting harder to beat. Thats my story HTH
because i wanted more tactics, tournaments, super admins on teams, analyze board, and more opportunities to do more thing to help improve chess.com like starting out by buying the membership =)
I was lured in by the video's. Unless you are a diamond member you can only watch for a few minutes.
Some great vids! Still waiting for my rating to improve though. :(
I thought it was a great site, but recent events are changing my mind. When chess is seen more important than the members, then you are on the wrong path. Hope the management thinks about this because I am on the point to go play elsewhere. Quite an accomplishment to disappoint a positive like me in 4 months time,,,
Since when did the staff imply that chess is more important than people?
Sounds like an interesting project. I'll make a video this weekend.
1. No ads2. Tactics trainer3. Support a great website4. Access my own and others' games5. Tournaments
Same for me!
Except add ChessMentor, Videos, And Tactics Trainer :)
He gave it to me (neglecting himself)
1. Being able to create groups and tournaments
2. Unlimited live Chess Tournaments
3. more conditional moves.
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I don't want to make a video and i don't expect anything for free. I am a Diamond member. I didn't hesitate joining chess.com as a diamond member because chess.com is an awesome place to play and learn. i like all the features chess.com offers and i also want to contribute to the site for the simple fact that i know it is expensive for the owners to supply all these wonderful features.
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