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  1. Standard member jarrasch
    NeighborhoodChampion
    19 Apr '15 10:38
    Hello Chessfriends,

    has anyone tried this - e.g. while playing a game on RHP the teacher comments on good/bad moves (not necessarily on every move) of the pupil using the add message function?

    Do you think this is a good idea?
    If yes, then I'm looking for a teacher

    best regards,
    jarrasch
  2. 19 Apr '15 17:35
    I will play a discussion game with you, although I'm not sure whether I'm strong enough…
  3. 19 Apr '15 18:24
    Originally posted by jarrasch
    Hello Chessfriends,

    has anyone tried this - e.g. while playing a game on RHP the teacher comments on good/bad moves (not necessarily on every move) of the pupil using the add message function?

    Do you think this is a good idea?
    If yes, then I'm looking for a teacher

    best regards,
    jarrasch
    I think it's a fantastic idea, I've been trying to get a chess coach for over a year now and I've really tried, really really tried, then tried again. Unfortunately I have been unsuccessful.

    So any assistance would be a bonus for me.

    Regards,

    Willy.....
  4. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    20 Apr '15 03:33
    Is there an online platform that is like a real chessboard in that two people in different locations can each add, remove, or move any of the pieces on the board to any square irrespective of the rules? This would be immensely useful for teaching online.
  5. 20 Apr '15 14:18
    Willy,

    we can do a discussion game. I'm no chess teacher, and learned (almost) all that I know through playing at RHP and forum discussions, but we can try to see if it works.

    Send me a PM if interested.
  6. 22 Apr '15 23:22
    I can do a training game with you if you want.
  7. Standard member jarrasch
    NeighborhoodChampion
    25 Apr '15 10:31 / 4 edits
    I would like to thank HikaruShindo, tvochess and Olympian256 for offering a discussion/training game to Sirdubalot and myself.
    I'm sure this will be a great learning opportunity!

    I have started so far games with HikaruShindo
    Game 11166143

    and Olympian256
    Game 11166141

    Please feel free to comment on them here, for the sake of training weaker players like myself (or maybe even joint learning).
    If anyone would like to offer an unrated discussion/training game, please send a message!

    thanks so much!
    jarrasch
  8. 25 Apr '15 19:52 / 1 edit
    Hi jarrasch,

    It's a nice idea for a thread, RHP has greeters so maybe it's a possibility to have a trainers/ coaches section. I understand that it takes time to write but it is appreciated.

    I have started a game from your post, so I'm happy to submit it in your thread if that's ok with you, I think it only polite to check with my opponent first.

    Thanks to you,

    Willy.....
  9. 28 Apr '15 18:10
    I have started discussion games with Sirdubalot (Game 11162676) and jarrasch (Game 11170458). I'm hoping we will all learn from this experience.
  10. Subscriber Russ
    RHP Code Monkey
    29 Apr '15 14:59
    Originally posted by Sirdubalot
    Hi jarrasch,

    It's a nice idea for a thread, RHP has greeters so maybe it's a possibility to have a trainers/ coaches section. I understand that it takes time to write but it is appreciated.

    I have started a game from your post, so I'm happy to submit it in your thread if that's ok with you, I think it only polite to check with my opponent first.

    Thanks to you,

    Willy.....
    If we can bash out exactly what people want from such a feature, then this can happen. Although I have some other priorities, a new feature like this could be a nice distraction.
  11. Standard member jarrasch
    NeighborhoodChampion
    29 Apr '15 16:12 / 3 edits
    Hi Russ,

    As I have started this thread let me present my view:
    1. user may have a "tutor" status meaning he is interested in playing training/discussion games. This means he will comment on critical moves during the game with the aim of educating his less experienced oponent/pupil. Such games by default should be unrated.
    2. possibility to search tutors
    3. it would be good if tutor could suggest move takeback to the user. I think now it is not possible - tutor can just comment on a bad move and takeback is then not possible.
    4. when viewing profile of a tutor, one should be able to filter his training games. When viewing a training game all comments to moves should be visible - as opposed to comments to "regular" games which are private.
    5. to widespread the knowledge there should be a menu item containing all training games. It should be possible to view, sort, filter training (commented) games and vote for them - similarly to rating forum posts (hand up/down). This way best commented games (with best educational value) and best tutors should become known.

    I think there are many people looking for chess tutors and RHP could be the pioneer site offering such functionality. I suppose in the future tutoring could become also additional source of revenues - both for tutors and for RHP.

    best regards,
    jarrasch
  12. 29 Apr '15 17:12
    Jarrasch's ideas are a good starting point. I would make following remark. Rather than having takebacks, I would call them variations. Takebacks are against the nature of chess playing. However, for learning purposes they may make sense. But I believe it is then important to keep a record of the 'take back' and related comments. Therefore, seeing it as variations may make more sense. They could even branch several plies back.
  13. 09 May '15 13:38 / 2 edits
    Good points made by jarrasch and it would be great to get any form of mentoring of the ground on RHP.

    I think about playing over the board, Ive never done this and would really like to I often wonder if there are any players on RHP that live close to me I ask most players who converse during games, as it stands I just don't know. Ive tried to find players locally to me to no avail.

    Its a big ask but in an ideal world (I know its not one) it would be great to have a list of players on RHP who are willing to meet up in their local area and just play and exchange ideas and maybe pass on some knowledge to less experienced players. Maybe even a list of tutors/ mentors that give lessons for a fee, Im just thinking out loud really and sharing my thoughts, hope the masses and the original poster don't mind.

    Best regards,

    Willy...........
  14. Standard member Smiffy
    SPS CLAN
    10 May '15 20:31
    Where in Wales you live. I'm in swansea
  15. 11 May '15 07:43
    Originally posted by Smiffy
    Where in Wales you live. I'm in swansea
    I live near Chirk, so a bit far unfortunately for me.

    Many thanks

    Willy............