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Questions tagged [coach]

Questions about having or wanting a chess coach.

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In terms of rating points, how much stronger should a coach be than their student?

I'm considering getting a chess coach with the general goal of reaching the WIM title (2200 rating, plus norms; or get lucky in an Oceania Zonal). I'm not sure how realistic this is. However, almost ...
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Making the best use of a coach?

Currently I pay for lessons, and I surely see value. I've gotten from the low 600s to being able to give USCF 1200s a run for their money. It's not much, but it makes me pretty happy. But I feel ...
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Are there any options for learning chess from people on the Internet?

I'm not sure if I remember correctly, but I think there used to be an option on Chess.com for learning chess from people on the Net (I'm not referring to the Lessons or Tactics or Drills options). I ...
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Do chess coaches ever get disappointed with their students? [closed]

I'm wondering if a student can disappoint their chess coach if they lose to many games for a long duration of time or any other reasons. What have been your experience as a student or teacher?
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Endgame training for a 7 year old kid

My 7 year old son plays competitive chess. He can checkmate with king and rook nicely. He can make a queen from a single pawn & king. Now, how to proceed for further endgame training?
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How to find chess students?

I was wondering how to find chess students or better said how and where one can advertise himself? I am sure that many chess players are searching for a coach, but they don't know where to find him. ...
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Giuoco Piano to Kids

What to tell to a kid of 6 years about Giuoco Piano opening? Isn't it to calculative or aggressive for a beginner of 6 years?
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Software suggestions to make printed chess exercises for kids

I'm planning to create a bunch of printed exercises for kids of different levels. I am still searching online for ideas and software suggestion. I wonder how other coaches here have solved this ...
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What's the best way for someone to use their time with a chess coach?

Let's say you have a 2 hour session. What questions would the serious player studying with a chess coach ask? Could you provide some examples?
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How to make a self study plan to become a good chess player to play rated tournaments?

I am a programmer and a chess player who knows the moves and the basic rules but never played professionally. I am a complete novice. I tried in FICS and failed to win a single match. I was playing ...
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Where to find chess coaches?

I tried my local chess club but they don't have any good recommendations. Could someone recommend a good website to find coaches? It would be even better if it has sections to match local coaches as ...
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Chess coaching and coaches training different players

What does coaching actually mean in chess? In relation to that, how is it possible for a chess player to coach two different players? Do the trainees share their work, or does the coach work on ...
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Why do Chess GMs need coaches?

Today chess.com did an interview with Carlsen's coach. Someone like Carlen or Anand, why do they still need coaches? Their Elo is higher than their coaches, they can use engines to analyze the games, ...