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Javier Gil
03-03-2004, 11:20 AM
From March 31st. to May 4th I'll be visiting my family in Sydney.
Javier Gil, professional chess coach, International Master, 2455 FIDE.

I'll be available for coaching, for anyone interested (Schools or chess clubs are most welcome). (if interested in private coaching, I'll be in the Eastern Suburbs area)

My lectures include chessbase files and, depending on the topic, an on-line test as well.
If interested, contact me at lago@arrakis.es

Ian_Rogers
04-03-2004, 12:07 AM
For those wishing to check out Javier's coaching skills, it is worth visiting his Chessnia.com site and trying the Rv2 pawns multiple choice quiz.
Ian
P.S. Declaration of interest: Javier (who represented Australia at world junior events in the 1980s) is a teammate of mine at the El Olivar club in Spain.

arosar
04-03-2004, 09:12 AM
For those wishing to check out Javier's coaching skills, it is worth visiting his Chessnia.com site and trying the Rv2 pawns multiple choice quiz.

Never mind the quiz. I reckon we'd just about gain a coupla hundred ratings points by reading all those tidbits of wisdom in the upper right hand corner. Here are some:

"Never telegraph your opponent your feelings, may them be about the position or about any other thing."

"If you laugh at your opponent when you beat him, you're making your victory seem like a trivial event, nothing to be proud of. Respect him,
and your victory will become something special."

"If your opponent ever laughs at you, your moves, your ideas or your games, don't feel upset, feel sorry for him, for ignorance has flooded his mind."

"In order to get better at chess, you must know yourself first. In order to know yourself, first of all you must be honest with yourself."

"Some chess books should be used only as reference. Only a fool would attempt to read a whole encyclopedia, for example.
The best books will teach you few but clear ideas."

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda

"The only acceptable way to disturb your opponent's concentration is by making moves on the board. If they're good, all the better."

"Chess is not a gunfight where the fastest man shoots first and wins. In chess, the man who reasons things out with the outmost clarity is the winner."

"God doesn't play dice with the universe, he plays chess."

"Blitz is like playing chess with dice, it's fun but it's not true chess."

And I just luurve these two!

"The chess clock must become part of your body, like an arm, like a hand, like a leg... when you're in time trouble, something hurts in your body."

"Don't be too nice to kids and women when you play chess. If they get a chance, they'll jump at your throat like any other beast."

AR

Kevin Bonham
04-03-2004, 01:01 PM
For those wishing to check out Javier's coaching skills, it is worth visiting his Chessnia.com site and trying the Rv2 pawns multiple choice quiz.

This quiz is excellent! :clap:

(My result in it wasn't, it was a bit below my rating.)

arosar
04-03-2004, 01:15 PM
How much does this bloke charge anyway? And what's the after-sales support like once he bolts over back to Spain?

AR

chesslover
04-03-2004, 09:29 PM
How much does this bloke charge anyway? And what's the after-sales support like once he bolts over back to Spain?

AR

and that raises another pedantic question - should this mr gil, advertise his services in this BB by way of a post? what is then to stop other australian coaches doing the same, saying that they too will be coaching?

Also John-Paul Wallace is offering coaching in the ACF bulletins - so which IM would we choose?

skip to my lou
04-03-2004, 09:52 PM
Javier is free to advertise his chess services on the BB or any other part of the site. I can't say that the same goes to everyone else at this point in time.

Javier Gil
04-03-2004, 10:48 PM
Hello Everyone.

My apologies if someone has got the feeling that I was somehow trying to "gain some ground on the australian chess coaching market" (if there is such a thing!).
Frankly, I can't clone myself and spend more time on coaching than I currently do. I'll be in Sydney visiting my family for a month, and I'll have some time for chess coaching. That's all.
On the other hand, I believe chess, and chess coaching in particular, is a discipline whose methods are evolving continually.
Personally, I'm very open minded about the exchange of ideas and learning methods. Although a coach myself, it is a wonderful experience to observe how someone gives a chess lesson (we've had Ian explaining the Linares tournament a few times at my chess club in Zaragoza, for example). So much can be learned from those moments... it's an invaluable experience. I'm not saying that this applies to my chess coaching, though! :D

In fact, the fact that I first visited these forums in the first place has little to do with my visit to Australia: although he's not entirely aware of it, Jeo has created a script which nobody in the world had done before, I'm referring to his wonderful pgn and fen scripts, which, in my opinion, have set the scenery for a big leap in chess comunities.

Saludos. ;)

chesslover
04-03-2004, 11:16 PM
In fact, the fact that I first visited these forums in the first place has little to do with my visit to Australia: although he's not entirely aware of it, Jeo has created a script which nobody in the world had done before, I'm referring to his wonderful pgn and fen scripts, which, in my opinion, have set the scenery for a big leap in chess comunities.

Saludos. ;)

Yes that is true. Even though Jeo takes delight in insulting me, his BB is very user friendly and good :)

skip to my lou
04-03-2004, 11:25 PM
I couldn't care less whether you got insulted or not.

Trent Parker
04-03-2004, 11:33 PM
Mr Javier Gil,

As Arosar asked before, how much would it cost to acquire your services?

Duff McKagan
09-03-2004, 05:01 PM
What scores did you get Kevin and Ian... here are my results:

You have:
Elo rating: 2211
Will to learn: 39
Patience: 44

Nice quiz and I might ask Javier a question or two about the one with WKf6, WRa6 vs BKh7, BPse3 & d3

Kevin Bonham
10-03-2004, 04:26 PM
What scores did you get Kevin and Ian...

1870-something and 60-something on the other two. Don't remember exactly. Not great for someone who's supposed to have a good endgame but at least I learnt a few new tricks.

arosar
10-03-2004, 04:45 PM
1870-something and 60-something on the other two. Don't remember exactly. Not great for someone who's supposed to have a good endgame but at least I learnt a few new tricks.

Yo kevo mate, could you pls answer my questions in the Linares 2004 thread in the Tournaments forum. It's kinda important so I can plan me flights mate. See maybe, you finally get the honour of meeting me you see - wouldn't you like that?

AR

Kevin Bonham
11-03-2004, 12:50 AM
See maybe, you finally get the honour of meeting me you see - wouldn't you like that?

We've met - sort of. At least we've played in the same tournament, and I think we exchanged the odd word. NSWCA weekender December 2000. Kordahi was DOP, I remember you giving him a real stir about something (the draw I think). However it would indeed be an honour to meet properly.

Schedule's not quite finalised yet but will be very soon - waiting to hear back from the other organisers. First round on Saturday should start no earlier than 10:30am and no later than midday. Last round Monday usually finishes 12:30 pm. Backpacker nearest the venue is Transit Centre Backpackers, 199 Collins St, ph. 6231 2400. Another one very close by (<10 mins walk) is The Pickled Frog Backpackers, 281 Liverpool St, ph. 6234 7977, www.thepickledfrog.com. Will let you know when session times are confirmed - expect this within a week, hopefully sooner.

(Also posted on the other thread where question was asked)

skip to my lou
11-03-2004, 05:51 AM
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Nf6 4.d4 exd4 5.e5 { Javier: This is the other major move, but I recomend that you play 5.0-0.} (5.O-O Bc5 (5...Be7 { Javier: White gets a nice game without much effort after this.} 6.Re1 (6.Nxd4 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 O-O 8.Nc3 d6 9.Bf4 Bd7 10.a4 Be6 11.Rad1 Qd7 12.Bxe6 fxe6 13.e5 Nh5 14.Be3 Qc6 15.Rfe1 Rae8 16.exd6 Bxd6 17.Qe4 Qa6 18.Nb5 Nf6 19.Qc4 Nd5 20.Nxd6 Qxd6 21.Bc5 Qc6 22.Qb5 Rf5 23.Qxc6 bxc6 24.Bxa7 Ra8 25.Bd4 Rxa4 26.Rxe6 Rf4 27.c3) 6...O-O 7.Nxd4 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 c5 9.Qd1 d6 10.h3 Bd7 11.Nc3 Bc6 12.Bg5 h6 13.Bh4 a6 14.a4 Qd7 15.Qe2 Rfe8 16.Qf3 Bd8 17.Bg3 Bc7 18.Qd3 Rad8 19.Bh4 g5 20.Bg3 Nh5 21.Bh2 Ba5 22.Qf3 Bxc3 23.bxc3 Ng7 24.Qf6) (5...d5 {Javier: This is just bad and it only results in a premature opening up of the position.} 6.exd5 Nxd5 7.Ng5 Be7 8.Nxf7 Kxf7 9.Qh5+ g6 10.Bxd5+ Ke8 11.Qf3 Nb4 12.Bf7+ Kd7 13.Qb3 c6 14.Bf4 Qb6 15.Nc3 dxc3 16.Rad1+ Nd5 17.Rxd5+ cxd5 18.Qxd5+ Bd6 19.Rd1) 6.e5 (6.c3 Nxe4 7.cxd4 d5 8.dxc5 dxc4 9.Qxd8+ Kxd8 10.Rd1+ Bd7 11.Be3 Ke7 12.Na3 Be6 13.Nb5 Rhc8 14.Ng5 Nxg5) 6...d5 (6...Ng4 { Javier: This is quite rare in practice, probably for good reasons...} 7.c3 (7.Bf4 O-O (7...d5 8.exd6 cxd6 9.Re1+ Kd7 10.Bb5 d3 11.Bg3 Qf6 12.Qxd3 Qxb2 13.Qf5+ Kc7 14.Qxc5 Qxa1 15.Nc3) 8.h3 Nh6 9.Bxh6 gxh6 10.c3 (10.Qd2
{ Javier: This is probably the best line against 6...Ng4.} 10...Kg7 11.c3 d5 12.Bb3 Bf5 13.cxd4 Bb6 14.Nc3 Ne7 15.Qf4 c6 16.g4 Bg6 17.Qf6+ Kg8 18.h4 Nc8 19.Qf4 Kg7 20.h5 Be4 21.Nxe4 dxe4 22.Qxe4 Rh8 23.Qf4 Qe7 24.Nh4) 10...d5 11.Bb3 Bf5 12.cxd4 Bb6) 7...d5 8.Bb5 dxc3 9.Qa4 O-O 10.Bxc6 bxc6 11.Qxc6 cxb2 12.Bxb2 Rb8 13.Qxc5 Rxb2 14.Qxa7 f6 15.Qd4 Rb8) 7.Bb5 (7.exf6 dxc4 8.Re1+ (8.fxg7 Rg8 9.Bg5 Be7 10.Bxe7 Kxe7 11.Re1+ Be6 12.Nbd2 Qd5 13.b3 c3 14.Ne4 Rxg7 15.Nxc3 Qf5 16.Nxd4) 8...Be6 9.Ng5 9...Qd5 { Javier: This is the main line of the Max-Lange attack, and the one you should study the most...} (9...Bf8 10.Rxe6+ (10.Nxe6
10...fxe6 11.Rxe6+ Kf7 12.fxg7 Bxg7 13.Re1 Re8 14.Qh5+ Kg8 15.Rxe8+ Qxe8 16.Qd5+ Qf7 17.Qxf7+ 17...Kxf7
{Riddel-Levit R, Chicago 1994}) (10.fxg7 10...Bxg7 11.Qg4 Bf6 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Rxe6+ 13...Kf7
) (10.Qg4 gxf6 11.Nxf7 Kxf7 12.Qxe6+ Kg7 13.Qg4+ Kf7 14.Qe6+) 10...fxe6 11.Nxe6 11...Qxf6 12.Nxc7+ Kd7 13.Nxa8 13...Qe6 14.Bf4 Bd6 15.Bxd6 Kxd6 16.Nc3 16...Qe5 17.Qd2 Rxa8 18.Re1 Qf5 19.Ne4+ 19...Kc7) 10.Nc3 Qf5 11.Nce4 O-O-O 12.g4 (12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.fxg7 Rhg8 14.Nxc5 Qxc5 15.Bh6 Qf5 16.Qd2 e5 17.h3 Qh5 18.g4 Qxh3 19.g5 Ne7 20.f4 Ng6 21.fxe5 Nxe5) 12...Qe5 13.Nxe6 (13.Nf3 Qd5 14.fxg7 Bxg4 15.gxh8=Q Rxh8 16.h3 Bh5 17.Nf6 Qxf3 18.Nxh5 Rg8+ 19.Ng3 Rxg3+ 20.fxg3 20...Qxg3+ {Acebal-Sanz, Spain ch 1993}) 13...fxe6 14.fxg7 (14.Bg5 g6 15.f7 Be7 16.Bxe7 (16.f4 Qg7 17.Bxe7 Nxe7 18.Ng5 d3 ( 18...Rd6 19.Qe2 Nc6 20.Qxc4 h6 21.Rxe6 hxg5 22.Re8+ Nd8 23.Rae1 d3 24.cxd3) 19.c3 (19.Nxe6 Qxf7 20.Nxd8 Rxd8 21.cxd3 cxd3 22.Qd2 Nc6 23.Re4 Qd7 ) 19...Rd7 20.Qa4 d2 21.Re4 a6 22.Rd1 h6 23.Rxd2 Nc6 24.Rxd7 hxg5 25.Qxc4 Qh6 26.Re2) 16...Nxe7 17.Nd2 Qd5 18.Qe2 Rhf8 19.Qxe6+ Qxe6 20.Rxe6 Rxf7 21.Nxc4 Nc6 22.Kg2 Rdf8 23.Rf1 Rf4 24.Kg3) 14...Rhg8 15.Bh6 d3 16.c3 Be7 (16...d2 17.Re2 Rd3 18.Qf1 Qd5 19.Rd1 Ne5 20.Qg2 Nf3+ 21.Kf1 Be7 22.g5 Qf5 23.h3 Nh4 24.Ng3 Qf3 25.Qxf3 Nxf3 26.Ne4) 17.f4 Qd5 18.Qd2 ( 18.Qf3 Rd7 19.Rad1 Bf6 20.Qh3 Bxg7 21.Bxg7 Rdxg7 22.Nf6 Qf5) 18...Rd7 19.Re3 Nd8 20.b3 Nf7 21.bxc4 Qa5 (21...Qxc4 22.g5 Nd6 23.Nf6 Bxf6 24.gxf6 Qc5 25.Kf1 Nc4) 22.Rh3 Nxh6 23.Rxh6 Rxg7 24.h3 Qf5 25.Re1 Qf7 26.c5 Rd8) 7...Ne4 8.Nxd4 Bd7 9.Bxc6 bxc6 10.f3 Ng5 11.Be3 Bb6 12.Qd2 h6 13.Nb3 O-O 14.Nc3 f5 15.exf6 Qxf6 16.Na4 Qg6 17.Kh1 Bf5 18.c3 Bxe3 19.Qxe3 Rae8 20.Qd2 Bd3 21.Rf2 Bc4 22.Nd4 Qf7 23.b3 Ne4) 5...d5