Exciting Online Team Match Video Blog Part 1
A great team match has begun, with 206 boards between my free video lessons group and the Army of Brotherhood. The latter is a stacked team with a high average rating, (and they have won 98% of their team matches) where as I have a lot of novices in my group. Normally, I prefer we get outmatched because my free video lessons program teaches playing stronger players will help you learn. However, they crushed us 99-37 in our first match and are up 88 -33 in the second. We had 108 boards filled two days before start and were outranked about 200 points or more on most boards. So, I got busy recruiting from among our 5200+ members and now we have a pretty even match, rating wise.
So, I'm starting this video blog to monitor the match and hopefully draw interst in it for all players involved and of course, for those who aren't in it. You will see online chess is a great way to improve your game, if you take your time! Online Chess isn't a substitute for over-the-board where you keep moving when your oponent is online. You do opening and endgame research, and analyze every position as you go!
You may join my free video lessons group here: http://www.chess.com/groups/join?id=14246
Direct link to video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STPFw3ualu0
Team match page: http://www.chess.com/groups/team_match?id=343538#