Originally posted by vishyanand
I am an advanced beginnerintermediate player. I am looking for good chess course, which is available online. Have you taken any such courses? I was looking at http://www.chessmasterschool.com, seems reasonably priced. Any feedback on this course?
Couple of reasons to do such a course- I want to improve as a player. And, eventually get into coaching (i do it now in an amateur sort of way)
There is no shortage of people online who will take your money in the name of chess improvement. That doesn't mean that you're getting what you pay for.
I think chessmaster school is crap. You can have all the quality of that program and save money by simply buying books by Eric Schiller or Raymond Keene. The course modules I've seen are poorly organized and poorly written, and I understand that they were taking peoples money for the course before they even finished writing it.
If you want to learn online, find a good coach. Preferably a titled player who has good references who will work with you on a personal level. It's not terribly hard to find one. Chessplayers are often broke and are more than happy to give personal instruction for money.
Heisman teaches online, so does Yussupov, so do a thousand other great players who would be more than happy to actually impart some chess wisdom on you for your filthy lucre.