Starting coaching with aww rats

Nov 2, 2012, 1:55 AM |

I have never been coached by anyone. Well, not really.

I was coached for about 2 hours by Bill Jordan [FM] once in about 2005.But I have never had sustained coaching from a titled player. For the last few weeks I looked at the list of coaches on I saw many of them with very high ratings and GM or IM titles.

I found a coach called aww rats - Bill Richards. He seemed like an experienced player. So I watched a free video that he has and that seemed good.

So about a week ago we started. He asked me for some of my games in pgn with the aim of seeing my strengths and weaknesses and directing coaching towards a helpful end. I sent him about 15 pgn games with 7 wins, 7 losses and a draw.

I don't know how it will go. Let's see if it all leads to me playing better chess!!