70 ( +1 | -1 ) Looking for a play-by-play mentorI'm a low intermediate chess player (by my understanding) perhaps a beginner. I'm looking for someone who would be kind enough to give me a real tutorial. I would like to discuss pros and cons of moves and have some comment on specific reasons why moves are good or bad. I am aware of the gameknot rules so I promise to resign if I am ever in danger of checkmating my mentor. I just want someone who will discuss a game, move by move, and explain to me the various merits and dangers of given positions. I know I can order books to do this, but there is nothing like a real person to answer questions. Also, finding English books is a bit of a problem for me. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu (please be kind to me) Dan
35 ( +1 | -1 ) If you want some advise...#1... When you have a checkmate, play it... Even if he's your mentor... I tell all my students "Chess is no game to be kind"...
#2... Tutor lessons usually cost money (I spent thousands towards mine in my life time)... So if you do get a professional to play you a game and teach you for free... That every bit of the lesson seriously...
69 ( +1 | -1 ) Thanks and sorryI appreciate the offers and hope they are still good. I have been swamped (promotion, more work, developing a curriculum for High School EFL, a new teaching schedule and in the middle of a move). I should be able to make it to the nearest Western Union office (for the second time!!) sometime the week after next. Until then my game allowance is full. So in about three weeks, I hope to take up these offers and challenge you. I hope it is not too late. Thanks all. Dan
If your cup really runneth over with the milk of human kindness, you could challenge me:), but as it is my request, I hope you don't mind waiting until I get my stuff sorted. I really appreciate the offers.