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Eastman
26-02-2020, 12:23 AM
Can anyone recommend any good "hands on" chess coaches in Melbourne? Looking for someone that is reasonably current with current trends, opening knowledge and technology. I haven't played for a while and really need to start from scratch again ie build an opening lines to my style, end game, analysis etc


Appreciate any suggestions. Am in Eastern suburbs

MichaelBaron
26-02-2020, 04:23 PM
Can anyone recommend any good "hands on" chess coaches in Melbourne? Looking for someone that is reasonably current with current trends, opening knowledge and technology. I haven't played for a while and really need to start from scratch again ie build an opening lines to my style, end game, analysis etc


Appreciate any suggestions. Am in Eastern suburbs

Here you go:
http://www.melbournechessclub.org/learning/private-coaching (I am also on that list :).

If you are a beginner, I would recommend strongly recommend Grant. If your level is more ''Advanced'' - chat to myself or Igor.

Two other Coaches that are not listed on the MCC page that I can strongly recommend are: Julya Rjanova & Alex Khamatgaleev.

jammo
30-09-2021, 02:50 PM
The lockdown in Melbourne is very boring so I’ve started a YouTube channel to record some of my chess lessons for juniors. The link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnkhpu0K1GMljp4_wfzXkjA

MichaelBaron
30-09-2021, 09:34 PM
Great videos!
You seem to be doing a great job producing those. And whom did you get to feature in the videos? Who is this Old man with a beard? He looks a bit like Blackburn. Or may be its Grandpa from ''Home Alone'' but the grandpa was looking younger that that (and not sure if he knew how to play chess).

strangerep
01-10-2021, 07:24 PM
[...] ’ve started a YouTube channel to record some of my chess lessons for juniors. Not just for juniors. Thanks to one of your videos I now realize I was/am in serious danger of being an "attacking nutter". :wall:

jammo
01-10-2021, 09:23 PM
Not just for juniors. Thanks to one of your videos I now realize I was/am in serious danger of being an "attacking nutter". :wall:

Hopefully you have been saved just in time! One of the first steps to chess mastery is understanding that there are plans other than attacking. I have a video also on this theme on the MCC website “Attack and stupid things like that” with a similar message.

strangerep
02-10-2021, 12:42 PM
I have a video also on this theme on the MCC website “Attack and stupid things like that” with a similar message. I failed to find it. Could you give me a direct link pls?

jammo
02-10-2021, 06:54 PM
I failed to find it. Could you give me a direct link pls?

https://youtu.be/GFBBB98jI1c

strangerep
03-10-2021, 12:45 PM
https://youtu.be/GFBBB98jI1c

Thank you.

The 3-knight-move repositioning idea alone was worth the time spent watching the video. I had no idea what black should do at that point, since I never seriously consider things like a sequence of 3 passive-looking moves, thinking "oh, that's too slow, I need to be more quickly aggressive".

As an aside, the MCC lecture by Jack Puccini(?) on chess psychology also slapped me on the neck a few times. :doh: