Question: How do titled coaches do the coaching?

giant_of_style

Hi, I am a passionate, hard-working chess maniac. I do my chess study and practice alone. I make my own personalized training regimen using chess books. Titled chess coaches are expensive, how can I choose one. Can I play free serious games with them first. Is it impolite if I tell them in case his or her coaching method, playing style and playing strength, does not fit. I prefer homeworks, and I think my own short and long training plan is already strong. Love lots, thanks for all the response

ChessSOSYt

If the coaching method doesn't fit, you have to tell it of course😂I you ask them for homework, they will give you one. I would watch out for comments which recommend curtain coaches like Bgabor etc.

giant_of_style

@ChessSOSYt i just found out you are also a coach. What is your fide or national rating? My strength is I can train each and every day for a long period of time. I believe in every day correct practice. I really do not know what correct practice is as long as it fits and as long as I am improving from time to time. No shortcuts. My weakness is I am not active in otb tournaments. I was 1780 otb just by pure playing no reading. Stopped playing otb and trying to master the art of chess training as a favorite hobby for some years now. 

Bgabor91

Dear Giant,

I can help you with improving all of your skills (openings, tactics, strategies and endgames) at chess. I am an official, full-time chess coach. Let me introduce myself. happy.png

My name is Gabor Balazs. I am a Hungarian FM, fighting for the IM title. My top ELO is 2435. I have been playing chess for 21 years. I won the Hungarian Rapid Championship twice (U16 and U18).

I love teaching chess and it is very important for me that both of us enjoy the lessons beside the hard work. I have pupils almost all the levels from beginners to advanced players (1100-2200 ELO).

You can see a lot of feedbacks from my coaching services here: https://www.chess.com/forum/view/chess-lessons/feedbacks-from-my-services

Why should you choose me?

- I have a widespread opening repertoire (a lot of openings are analysed by strong Grand Masters).

- I have a lot of chess books in PDF and Chessbase format, so I can teach you the main middlegame plans, the art of calculations, famous chess games and the endgame theory.

- I have elaborated, personalized training plans, which help you to improve your skills effectively.

- I help you analyse your games deeply, so you can realise your mistakes and learn from them.

- I am really flexible and hard-working person, the quality of my work is really important for me.

- My lessons are on Skype or Zoom with webcam and screensharing. (Skype ID: balazs.gabor91 ; Zoom ID: balazsgabor1991@gmail.com)

- I give homeworks, so you can also practice alone and I check your solutions in my free time.

- I answer your messages within 1 day, I am not the type of coach who disappears for a week after the lesson.

My hourly rate is 35 USD/hour.

Please, contact me (balazsgabor1991@gmail.com), if you are interested in working with me, I am looking forward to your message. happy.png

ChessSOSYt

I have no official rating yet, cause i tried out several chess clubs, but i was bored pretty fast( the guys cant explain chess too well , the average are older players who only played slow games etc.). I beat the Computer Shredder consistently on 2300 Elo( thats my training method😂) with 120 minutes time(no increment), so my strength is about 2400 i guess. I also think that practicing every day is pretty helpfull👍

ChessSOSYt

Yeah, Bgabor found us😂👍

giant_of_style

@ChessSOSYt There was a point in time I play against engines. They play different with unhuman ideas. While adjusted strength features cannot compare to real elo rated human players. Hiarcs 12 level 2000 for example is much stronger than ShredderChess 2300 and stronger than 2200 human. And a human 2000 can be much stronger than Shredder adjusted to 2200. And they do not have feelings. No nerves value just pure move sparring.


 

ChessSOSYt

Yes, but i don't care about their strength too much, i care about the things i can learn from playing against the engine, and thats quite a lot until now.

giant_of_style

@ChessSOSYt why don't you play games here in chess.com. Playing games with humans are more fun. Humans fear. Humans hesitate. Humans attack. 

ChessSOSYt

? I play with humans, like you see😂

ChessSOSYt

also you cant say that games with humans are more fun, thats just objective and your personal opinion

giant_of_style

Oh ok you play bullet games I did not see. Because you said you train with computer 120 minutes no increment. 

ChessSOSYt

Yeah, in Chess.com you cant do that long games

destroyer8470

@giant_of_style just because they have a title dosent nessicarily make them a good teacher, look for a teacher that fits your learning style and actually does what they offer, it might take a while to find a good coach, and make sure you go to the coach and the coach dosent come to you, more proffessional

giant_of_style

@destroyer8470 correct my process of searching had already started. Well I am choosy I want both a strong player and a strong coach. And defenitely that is not you. Calling me not professional does not make you professional happy.png 

MontecristoA

Perhaps a good advice for finding a good coach: watch their games, see if you like their style (positional, attacking, careful, central, closed or open position etc..). They will usually mold you and build you up around the way they play. So if you like to attack chose someone which does the same. If you like to play slow, look for weak points, good squares, chose someone like that. happy.png

giant_of_style

@MontecristoA choosing a chess coach is harder than I thought. I love playing open and semi-open games but of course I also have positional style under my sleeve. I can be wild when my intuition says to sacrifice for an attack.  I can be prophylactic when defense is needed. I might change my mind and continue to train by myself.

MontecristoA
giant_of_style wrote:

@MontecristoA choosing a chess coach is harder than I thought. I love playing open and semi-open games but of course I also have positional style under my sleeve. I can be wild when my intuition says to sacrifice for an attack.  I can be prophylactic when defense is needed. I might change my mind and continue to train by myself.

That sounds like a good style. Try to chose a coach which makes your style flourish, not smother. And have fun above all happy.png

giant_of_style

@MontecristoA I do not know what a chess style is. Sometimes it is because of the opening choice which you call slow style. I play on the openings that I know a bit (but I study openings), then remember things I learned from books; you know pawn play, dynamic exchanges,  outposts, improving pieces, initiating attack, positional exchanges etc. I cannot describe them but I do understand them a bit. And of course tactics and endgames I also understand a bit. 


 

MontecristoA

@giant_of_style you right, the opening influente the style of the game. there will obviously be a difference between a kings gambit game and the english opening. So perhaps chose a coach which can help you also in the openings you enjoy