Chess Coaching Summer 2011 (updated 23rd August)

"Your best teacher is your last mistake." - Ralph NADER
Suggested topics and dates so far:

P.S. Ben suggested doing something on clock control, but I am reminded that Tim did something on that last year, for which I still haven't done the notes. Watch this space!

Suggestions, bouquets, brickbats, to the usual address

Chess Quotes

"A lot of the difference between an IM and GM is a seriousness to the game. The GM is willing to go through all this. He's willing to put up with anything. This shows his dedication. One other thing is the GMs superiority in tactics. For example Christiansen can find tactics in any position. If you're a GM you should be able to overpower the IM tactically. The GM will often blow out the IM in this area. "
— Nick de FIRMIAN, in How To Get Better at Chess : Chess Masters on Their Art by GM Larry Evans, IM Jeremy B Silman and Betty Roberts

EDITORIAL NOTE: This of course contradicts David Norwood's view. While David's opinion is based on research, I think Nick's is the correct one. I have a wonderful proof of this theorem, but unfortunately this page is too small to hold it. - Dr.Dave.