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convictatlarge 75 ( +1 | -1 )
Mentoring players not as good as you. Hi,

What do people think about mentoring players that are not as good as them? Heres an example take me I have a rating of about 750ish an player with a rating of say 1250 could mentor me by playing some games with me and pointing out mistakes or bad tactics to me to help me improve my game.

I'd imagine this sort of thing happens allot in actual chess clubs but as someone who only plays chess on gameknot I don't have access to those facilities. Do you think a mode of game where the out come does not effect the players ratings and is just for teaching would be used much? Maybe a list of all the players who where willing to teach could be made as well...

Daniel 'ConvictAtLarge'
skeeterss0 40 ( +1 | -1 )
as u learn so u teach that was a motto i learned as a kid in a judo club...i believe it should hold true in chess also....i don't have a very high rating but i try to teach others their weaknesses...in fact i am currently teaching a couple of other players....if you want to play a game and learn from me i will help in any way i can...also i like to give out websites where u can learn to play better.
drbmom 43 ( +1 | -1 )
I have found ... There are several players here who will play and teach those of us with lower ratings. You have to remember though, that not everyone has the ability to teach. Just because a player has a high rating does not mean they can explain the game. If I am in a game where someone is teaching me different moves that I would not have seen myself, then I resign instead of taking the win.
nightwalker 51 ( +1 | -1 )
I am not a bad player but...... I am more than willing to play a game against someone who ask's me questions or would like to share idea's as long as it is a friendly game. Though I have been told that I am a bit obnoxiuos as a
teacher. Though in some ways this is also helpfull to the person who wishes to improve as I myself learned that through chanelling my anger into my imagination at the board I improved! Though of course it is always better if you can also become friends whilst learning together.
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mrzor 42 ( +1 | -1 )
Daniel If you have time to do so, do yourself the favour of joining a live chess club. You'll find a number of club members willing to teach you some basics and you'll climb rapidly. Needless to say that you'll feel a lot more self-satisfied then (in a positive way, of course).
However, even if it somewhat contradicts my previous point, the number one virtues in becoming a better player are patience and perseverance!

Grtz,
Zor

MrZor
luresau 24 ( +1 | -1 )
Mentoring I could play a game against you and discuss the various move, though I am sure there are alot of higher ranked players than me that would help you as well.Just challange me if you want to accept my offer
triangulator 63 ( +1 | -1 )
I think higher player can and should, but should have a good 300 points on who they are mentoring. I have some players a a school I help that are mostly 1300- but there is 2, 1 is 1340 and I wont teach him, I can crush him, all toghether I must have a 100 win-0losses-0draws(this is blitz and otb) and another who is 1550- I cream him every time we play- the last 10 games we have played he couldnt make a move that didnt lose matrial by move#25, I wont teach either of them, cus they are just 2 close to my rating-300 points is a high as we should go. There are many players on GK who will help you.
maykx 43 ( +1 | -1 )
i'm a teacher... ... of Japanese language! (haven't taught of chess to anyone, except to my 2-yr old son [this is a rook, baby... say rook....rooaak]) =)

it would interest me to teach anyone whose rating is below 1300 (just like triangulator said [300 point difference]). I might teach you Japanese as well, FREE of CHARGE (just don't ask for sushi). Just challenge me.