Paid Online Coach Wanted

  • #1

    I am looking for a 2000+ blitz/bullet coach to play me online and move me from the low 1600s to the 1850-1950 range.  I don't have a lot of money, but some.  Can you take PayPal?

    |It's ok to message me for my email address 

  • #2

    I am interested.

  • #3

    For blitz/bullet, you're 1350/1288 at present (nothing like 1600, playing a 2000 player is overkill, a 1600-1800 player would amply suffice).  My suggestions, just do this for free and (as mentioned) PRACTICE:

    a) for bullet, target 2/1 games and seek opponents at least 100 points stronger but not more than 300 points stronger. 

    b) for blitz, I think 3/0's too brisk for you and suggest you go for 10/0 just now and after a few months, see if you're managing 5/0 without a major drop in rating.  Same seek suggestion:  play opponents 100-300 points stronger but not more.

    That you're 1660 just now for correspondence style games suggests you do have the potential to do much better at bullet/blitz.  Switching from correspondence to bullet/blitz games is very difficult for many players.  Maybe you'll be able to adapt, maybe not.

    sftac

    ps.  For bullet, in your settings enable your auto-Queen, consider enabling 'pre-move' (but reverse that if it's too distracting).

  • #4

    the best teacher is the experience's

  • #5
    dmartiono wrote:

    the best teacher is the experience's

    That helps. But I'd pick a GM chess coach over my own blunderous moves to learn from!

  • #6

    I am almost 2200, and am 17 years old trying to reach master level. I am interested.

  • #7
    Fighter4Christ333 wrote:

    I am almost 2200, and am 17 years old trying to reach master level. I am interested.

     

    The OP posted this over 5 years ago.

  • #8

     Haha, good observation.

  • #9

    Oh ya, u right bro. Haha

  • #10

    Online coaches are stupid. I've tried once, just got ripped off. I would look at Igor Smirnov's Chess videos online, and if ur really committed contact a local 2000 player that's willing to coach, and ask to meet at a Libary or something. I have a 2000 coach. He's great! In person is much better! YouTube is free, and has everything there. Also, your public library offered chess books most likely. If u want to improve at blitz/bulllet, work at your slow game first. Then the bullet will follow. U have to understand why u are making moves, not just memorize. Memory helps though. As of now, 1600 is possible for you, but a big stretch. I started at 900 bullet, and worked my way up! Good luck buddy! Btw

     

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  • #11
    LLCA123 wrote:

    Online coaches are stupid. I've tried once, just got ripped off. I would look at Igor Smirnov's Chess videos online, and if ur really committed contact a local 2000 player that's willing to coach, and ask to meet at a Libary or something. I have a 2000 coach. He's great! In person is much better! YouTube is free, and has everything there. Also, your public library offered chess books most likely. If u want to improve at blitz/bulllet, work at your slow game first. Then the bullet will follow. U have to understand why u are making moves, not just memorize. Memory helps though. As of now, 1600 is possible for you, but a big stretch. I started at 900 bullet, and worked my way up! Good luck buddy! Btw

     

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    Please! Just because you had one bad online coaching experience doesn't mean they're all stupid!  Online coaching works really well for people like me who actually don't have any 2000 rated players they can just meet at the local library for chess lessons.

     

    My online coach is great and I get to have my lessons right from the comfort of my desk.

    Obviously not all online coaches are the same, but you can't possibly have a valid claim that all online coaches are stupid.

  • #12
    PBFoster wrote:
    LLCA123 wrote:

    Online coaches are stupid. I've tried once, just got ripped off. I would look at Igor Smirnov's Chess videos online, and if ur really committed contact a local 2000 player that's willing to coach, and ask to meet at a Libary or something. I have a 2000 coach. He's great! In person is much better! YouTube is free, and has everything there. Also, your public library offered chess books most likely. If u want to improve at blitz/bulllet, work at your slow game first. Then the bullet will follow. U have to understand why u are making moves, not just memorize. Memory helps though. As of now, 1600 is possible for you, but a big stretch. I started at 900 bullet, and worked my way up! Good luck buddy! Btw

     

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    Please! Just because you had one bad online coaching experience doesn't mean they're all stupid!  Online coaching works really well for people like me who actually don't have any 2000 rated players they can just meet at the local library for chess lessons.

     

    My online coach is great and I get to have my lessons right from the comfort of my desk.

    Obviously not all online coaches are the same, but you can't possibly have a valid claim that all online coaches are stupid.

    Sam here...My coach lives in Bulgaria.  He works our great, and explains things in a way that works for me.  

    LLCA123 just because you had 1 bad experience, dont make blanket statements that prove nothing.  

  • #13

      He's right about one thing, though: any form of blitz chess comes later. Slow chess comes first, even against one's computer, thus resisting a temptation to finish off quickly.

      One must enjoy thinking, discovering connections, all that. The main ideas in major openings must be understood first. In detail.

  • #14
    troy7915 wrote:

      He's right about one thing, though: any form of blitz chess comes later. Slow chess comes first, even against one's computer, thus resisting a temptation to finish off quickly.

      One must enjoy thinking, discovering connections, all that. The main ideas in major openings must be understood first. In detail.

    Dead right about speed/bullet/blitz chess.  When you learned how to read, you didnt learn to speed read, you started with the ABC's, and how words sound.

  • #15

     Well, speed chess is fun, and you can see people playing it outdoors. When someone is thinking too much they get impatient. But if one doesn't like to think, chess is not for them.

      To play speed chess after the basics are mastered and understood, that is a different kind of fun. Still, slow chess offers more time for deep thinking, understanding better the truth of various positions. That is where true progress is being made. The only reason a good slow-chess player has fun playing speed chess is because they don't have to think about many positions in the opening and middlegame( or even endgame) they know by heart.

      But even there, the quality of the moves and progress in unfamiliar situations decreases. There is also a benefit, in that one trains at thinking faster and faster. But a good process of thinking must be in place first, a basic, logical way to arrive at the best possible move given the time conditions of the game. In faster games that process is chopped of, but its core remains. Whereas if the core is non-existent, speed chess just becomes nonsense.

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