Originally posted by nishzone
I would like to improve my game. I thought that it would be fun to learn while playing. Is somepne out there nice enough to play and teach me for free?
I usually don't mind playing unrated games for training purposes. I have two such game going right now (although, one of them is rated). It's usually with people about the same rating as myself, though. The deal is this:
If I make a bad move or my opponent thinks I could have made a better move, then (s)he'll tell me. I do the same for him/her. This is good training. You can learn alot just by doing this. But the opponent should have a rating close to your own.
I was challenged by someone with a much lesser rating than me. I am now sort of telling him/her what (s)he should think about when playing. That is a onesided training game, and hopefully when (s)he becomes a GM (s)he'll help me out.
I will accept no more games with people that has a really low rating in comparison to me. But when you get around my rating (a hundred below or above), don't hesitate to send a request for an unrated training game.