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Looking for a mentor who can help me for free

  • #1

    I first learned how to play chess when I was about 6 from my dad, and I've loved to play chess ever since. I've never done anything serious in chess, the closes thing was being in chess club in 9th grade. I've been playing matches online here pretty frequently over the past month, and I'm winning half the time and losing half the time, but the weird thing is that when I win, I'm ahead of the other person by a lot, but when I lose, I just barely lose, and I mean that for most games, not all. I think my two biggest problems is that I'm not able to see more than 3 steps ahead most of the time, and that I take too much time to think about my moves. I really like chess, and I want to get a lot better at it, which is why I would really appreciate if someone would be willing to mentor me for free. I'm not too picky about the requirements, especially since you would do it for free, I just need you to be better than me by a good amount (no point if you're only just a little bit better than me). Hopefully, someone can help me out, I feel like I have potential to be great at chess (not trying to sound cocky), I just want someone to help me get to where I want to be. 

     

    EDIT: I'm not looking for skype lessons or anything like that, I'm looking for someone who will play games with me and give me tips throughout the match and also give an analysis at the end. Probably a few more things, but that's all I can think of.

  • #2
    spiritx77 wrote:

    I first learned how to play chess when I was about 6 from my dad, and I've loved to play chess ever since. I've never done anything serious in chess, the closes thing was being in chess club in 9th grade. I've been playing matches online here pretty frequently over the past month, and I'm winning half the time and losing half the time, but the weird thing is that when I win, I'm ahead of the other person by a lot, but when I lose, I just barely lose, and I mean that for most games, not all. I think my two biggest problems is that I'm not able to see more than 3 steps ahead most of the time, and that I take too much time to think about my moves. I really like chess, and I want to get a lot better at it, which is why I would really appreciate if someone would be willing to mentor me for free. I'm not too picky about the requirements, especially since you would do it for free, I just need you to be better than me by a good amount (no point if you're only just a little bit better than me). Hopefully, someone can help me out, I feel like I have potential to be great at chess (not trying to sound cocky), I just want someone to help me get to where I want to be. 

    There are no free qualified coaches. Chess Mentor is the old name for the lessons here. (That's why there is a forum category.)

    The interactive lessons here,  the articles, the videos, the tactics trainer are nearly free from a monetary point of view. However, they are expensive in terms of the time and effort you need to make to read them, study them and learn from them. You are your own best coach- if you can get yourself motivated to do the work.

    One more free tip. Time losses count just the same as getting checkmated. I looked at your last three losses- all time losses. You like to think. That's good. Play slower time controls with an increment so you don't lose that way so often.

  • #3

    .. Since, your wanting something, for 'free', is your pre-requisite, demand .. And, knowing, a little something about ; The Real world .. Your career, in 'tutoring', {preferably, for 'free'} ; Awaits !  [ :

     

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  • #4
    notmtwain wrote:
    spiritx77 wrote:

    I first learned how to play chess when I was about 6 from my dad, and I've loved to play chess ever since. I've never done anything serious in chess, the closes thing was being in chess club in 9th grade. I've been playing matches online here pretty frequently over the past month, and I'm winning half the time and losing half the time, but the weird thing is that when I win, I'm ahead of the other person by a lot, but when I lose, I just barely lose, and I mean that for most games, not all. I think my two biggest problems is that I'm not able to see more than 3 steps ahead most of the time, and that I take too much time to think about my moves. I really like chess, and I want to get a lot better at it, which is why I would really appreciate if someone would be willing to mentor me for free. I'm not too picky about the requirements, especially since you would do it for free, I just need you to be better than me by a good amount (no point if you're only just a little bit better than me). Hopefully, someone can help me out, I feel like I have potential to be great at chess (not trying to sound cocky), I just want someone to help me get to where I want to be. 

    There are no free qualified coaches. Chess Mentor is the old name for the lessons here. (That's why there is a forum category.)

    The interactive lessons here,  the articles, the videos, the tactics trainer are nearly free from a monetary point of view. However, they are expensive in terms of the time and effort you need to make to read them, study them and learn from them. You are your own best coach- if you can get yourself motivated to do the work.

    One more free tip. Time losses count just the same as getting checkmated. I looked at your last three losses- all time losses. You like to think. That's good. Play slower time controls with an increment so you don't lose that way so often.

    Thanks for the advice, I'm only playing 5 minute matches now because I thought it would help me get faster, but I guess I should go back to doing 10 minute matches. Also, I understand I won't get a qualified coach for free, but as long as they're better than me, I think I can still benefit from their coaching up to a point, which is why I'm not too picky about the requirements.

  • #5
    Flank_Attacks wrote:

    .. Since, your wanting something, for 'free', is your pre-requisite, demand .. And, knowing, a little something about ; The Real world .. Your career, in 'tutoring', {preferably, for 'free'} ; Awaits !  [ :

     

     

    I don't exactly understand what you mean, but from the picture, I'm guessing you're saying I should help others get better, which will make me better. I will probably try that, thanks

     

  • #6

    It's going to be hard for you to get a good mentor for free. For lots of good free educational content though, like www.facebook.com/premierchess

  • #7
    I could help you as much as I can I am not great or even very good but I believe I can get you pointed in the right direction
  • #8

    I am a coach that gives the first lesson free, you can learn a lot and have a great time, just message me

  • #9

    I would do this for free, but we're living in different time zones and I can't start before next week. Maybe there are still some possibilities and I'll take a look at your games to give you some advices how you can improve. Hopefully, not all qualified coaches are greedy, but love making chess a great sport for everyone who's interested in.

  • #10

    ill play you a game with commentary

  • #11

    message me if interested

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