Tuesday 22 June 2021

Coaching for grown ups

 While there is a lot of coaching activities for junior players, there is a lot less for older players. Partly this is because there is less desire and time in the adult community for such things, but it is fair to say, junior coaching is where the money is.

I do a mixture of both (adult and junior coaching), but I rarely charge for adult coaching. In part because there isn't enough adult coaching on offer, but also because I'm happy to talk chess for an hour in return for coffee and cake (or a fabulous Moroccan Chicken and Rice lunch one of my students cooked for me)

GM Alex Baburin is also dipping into this pool, offering coaching and webinars for older players. His website even has a dedicated section for adult coaching https://www.alexbaburinchess.com/chess-school/lessons-for-adults/ His latest offerings are two webinars for players above 25 years of age, over the next couple of weeks. The two topics are 'Calculate like a chess pro' and 'Mastering Basic Rook Endings'. They are at reasonable times for players on this half of the world, starting at 7pm in the evenings. If you wish to find out more about these courses, just click on the above link for further details.

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