I've decided to take online chess lessons with a chess tutor
My evolution as a chess player has been stuck in a rut
It's been a long time since my chess rating has basically stayed around the same level despite lots of practice and reading. I've been sitting around thinking about how I can finally manage to raise my chess rating up to 1700 and so far just studying endgames, reading a little about chess openings and (from time to time) massive doses of chess tactics just hasn't gotten me to where I'd like to be as a chess player.
I think working with a chess coach will help merging my (in lack of better words) “Chess knowledge” into Chess Skills which will make my results better.
Where I've decided to take online chess lessons
So I wanted to tell you guys today that I've decided to start taking online chess classes with a titled player, National Master William Stewart of OnlineChessLessons.NET has agreed to make my first free lesson a full hour long instead of the usual 30 minutes since he said he's seen the material on my blog before and would like to help me out.
Why I've decided to take online chess classes with Will
Most of the titled players here in Sweden charge between €50- €60 ($60-$70) per chess lesson. Will is charging less than half of that. I've checked out his videos on the site and I like them. His coverage of the Amber chess tournament is very interesting. I'll let you guys know how the free chess class goes and if it's going to be worth my time and money.
I have been working some with different trainers. All of them are excellent Chess Players but teaching is so much more than reciting knowledge. It has a lot to do with personal chemistry and how well your teacher/mentor/coach can handle the “Whip and Carrot” i.e. guide you to efficient use of your limited time for Chess Training.
I wanted to thank Will for the free chess lesson and the free content on the site. I hope we get a chance to continue working in the future. Although he can't promise a 60 minute class, he is still giving away 30 minute free chess classes to all his new students at the time of this writing.
I suggest you to check out the interesting content on his site which you can find here: Online Chess Lessons with Chess Master William Stewart