Choosing a Chess Coach

Ekrabin

Of the many Titled people offering coaching services, how to decide who to hire?

SecretGm3

[1.] Official rating. [2.] Online rating. [3. ] Chess literature/Chess book knowledge, 1 and 2 chess fighting experience is useless if cannot teach which materials are best to cater student. I would choose a non titled with a vast knowledge of chess training literature that he tried himself.

Ekrabin

Thanks Secret

Ekrabin

I imagine that asking a prospective coach for names of students you can contact to verify their satisfaction would be worthwhile.

kindaspongey

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627082829/http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman21.pdf

SecretGm3
Ekrabin wrote:

I imagine that asking a prospective coach for names of students you can contact to verify their satisfaction would be worthwhile.

There is chess.com coaches section here. Lots of feedbacks/reviews. They cost $30-$100 per hour.

Ekrabin

Appreciate the Info.

jjupiter6

[Don't use chess.com to advertise other sites. -CrystalMoon]

50kg

No how. You have to try to work with a person. Only then you can understand whether it suits you or not. Only from your experience you can understand, can this menter teach you or not.

 

 
DaniilKalabukhov

The more rating a coach has - the better understanding of chess he has. The real strength of an online chess player can be described by his blitz rating or verified FIDE/USCF ratings. Rapid or daily games don't really reflect one's skill for obvious reasons. Also I would highly recommend you to ask does he have a system of study, and ask to explain it in details. It's a really important step because random analysis of your games won't bring your chess understanding to the next level.