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  1. 04 Feb '10 20:56
    I have decided that I have reached the highest level I can reach by teaching myself. I am surprised that I made it to 1700 here since I am very terrible at teaching myself, however, I learn VERY quickly with a teacher. I am willing to pay fifteen dollars an hour for up to fifteen hours each week.
  2. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    04 Feb '10 20:58
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I have decided that I have reached the highest level I can reach by teaching myself. I am surprised that I made it to 1700 here since I am very terrible at teaching myself, however, I learn VERY quickly with a teacher. I am willing to pay fifteen dollars an hour for up to fifteen hours each week.
    Lesson #1 - Be willing to pay more.
  3. 04 Feb '10 21:09
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Lesson #1 - Be willing to pay more.
    You don't need to blow my game up G. I can only go up to 400 a week for now.
  4. 04 Feb '10 21:13
    15 X 15 = 225 X 4 = 900$

    That's half of what I make a month!!

    You're nuts
  5. 04 Feb '10 21:14
    I'll play you ten 1 minute games on the RHP Blitz for 15 bucks
  6. Standard member PBE6
    Bananarama
    04 Feb '10 21:23
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    You don't need to blow my game up G. I can only go up to 400 a week for now.
    Ha! Just saying, I think chess coaching is somewhere in the range of $40-$60 per hour, like most music lessons. Also, according to wormwood, working on tactics for a few hours every day is the best way to achieve a of up to 2000. Considering his playing strength, I'd take his advice.
  7. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Feb '10 21:39
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Ha! Just saying, I think chess coaching is somewhere in the range of $40-$60 per hour, like most music lessons. Also, according to wormwood, working on tactics for a few hours every day is the best way to achieve a of up to 2000. Considering his playing strength, I'd take his advice.
    yeah, just spending all that time on tactics is best.. thats what Im currently doing, very cost effective

    also, instead of 400 a week, what about getting chessmentor for 100 a year? awesome program
  8. 04 Feb '10 21:49
    Originally posted by PBE6
    Ha! Just saying, I think chess coaching is somewhere in the range of $40-$60 per hour, like most music lessons. Also, according to wormwood, working on tactics for a few hours every day is the best way to achieve a of up to 2000. Considering his playing strength, I'd take his advice.
    I can say whatever per hour. I can pay 400 per hour for one hour a week but 60 an hour for six hours a week. I already do tactics every day for an hour and a half. I'm more interested in OTB, I play very quickly here which is not conducive to reaching the best rating.
  9. 04 Feb '10 21:58
    Originally posted by irontigran
    yeah, just spending all that time on tactics is best.. thats what Im currently doing, very cost effective

    also, instead of 400 a week, what about getting chessmentor for 100 a year? awesome program
    The statistics show that those with coaches generally improve faster. I can still study on my own and have a coach. The bottom line is that i have decided that I want a coach and that is what the thread is about, it is not about people trying to convince me not to have a coach.
  10. 04 Feb '10 22:00 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    I can say whatever per hour. I can pay 400 per hour for one hour a week but 60 an hour for six hours a week. I already do tactics every day for an hour and a half. I'm more interested in OTB, I play very quickly here which is not conducive to reaching the best rating.
    i ll take you under my tutorship for a mere 10 dollars per hour, however it wont be easy, you must be willing to look at positions aesthetically, to create and express your self, to learn and then unlearn the principles of chess as creativity supersedes mere rote and imagination overcomes mere pedantry, to bind them to your will. In essence what i promise is that tactics shall flow from your positions like angry sea horses riding tumultuous waves and crashing against the pieces of your opponent. For a mere ten buck a roonees, to study the way of the Robbie, is a prestegious offer indeed!
  11. 04 Feb '10 22:05
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    i ll take you under my tutorship for a mere 10 dollars per hour, however it wont be easy, you must be willing to look at positions aesthetically, to create and express your self, to learn and then unlearn the principles of chess as creativity supersedes mere rote and imagination overcomes mere pedantry, to bind them to your will. In essence what i p ...[text shortened]... like angry sea horses riding tumultuous waves and crashing against the pieces of your opponent.
    Lol I would except your french defense was murdered by my ferocious imagination and subtle artistry.
  12. 04 Feb '10 22:16
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    Lol I would except your french defense was murdered by my ferocious imagination and subtle artistry.
    ah yes my friend, alas i have given up the French defence, it was too stifling, to rigid in its conception, one needs freedom to create, in such an environment it was all but impossible! really wish you well in effort to find a coach
  13. 04 Feb '10 23:16
    What level coach were you looking for? If you want masters I would suggest trying ICC - there are alot of coaches there and if you were to ask a FM or IM I am sure they would give you quite good rates (as the grands tend to ask higher prices as their services are mroe sought after) and be glad that somebody recognises their quality.
  14. 04 Feb '10 23:22
    Originally posted by Tyrannosauruschex
    What level coach were you looking for? If you want masters I would suggest trying ICC - there are alot of coaches there and if you were to ask a FM or IM I am sure they would give you quite good rates (as the grands tend to ask higher prices as their services are mroe sought after) and be glad that somebody recognises their quality.
    I'm searching everywhere. Preferably someone who has at least a few years of coaching experience.
  15. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    04 Feb '10 23:27
    Originally posted by tomtom232
    The statistics show that those with coaches generally improve faster. I can still study on my own and have a coach. The bottom line is that i have decided that I want a coach and that is what the thread is about, it is not about people trying to convince me not to have a coach.
    not trying to change your mind!

    a good idea to find a coach might be to go to chess.com and use their "find a coach" feature, and look on the map and see if someones near you, check out their profile which should show rating and price..