Your own chess games are a treasure cove filled with valuable learning opportunities. And the best part is that it’s 100% applicable to you! However, it’s not always easy to analyze your own games. That is why I’m here – to help you maximize the instructive value you can get from it.
Here’s how it works – it’s very simple:
- Purchase a coaching package from the options below
- Complete your payment through PayPal
- Send me the game(s) that you want me to analyse – via email to email@example.com
- Wait 24-72 hours* for me to analyze and comment on your game
- I will send you a .pgn file via email which will include my comments
*Waiting time depends on factors such as my workload and weekends. In most cases you will get your commented games within 72 hours but it could sometimes take a bit longer.
- I will analyze and comment on 1 game
- Choose this option if you want to give this coaching method a try
- Price: $9
- I will analyze and comment on 10 games
- Choose this option if you have more games to analyse and want to save money
- Price: $80 (save $10)
- I will analyze and comment on 20 games
- Choose this option if you play a lot and want to improve quickly
- Price: $160 (save $20)
If you want to buy an even larger package (more than 20 games), please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how many you want to buy.
Note: You do not have to send all your games at once. For example, you can purchase a 20-Game Package and I will keep track of how many games you’ve sent over time (similar to buying credits).
A few more points to note
- The coaching service I offer on this page is intended for anyone rated below 1800. However, if you like my coaching style then I will work with players up to a rating of around 2000.
- If you play chess online, then in many cases you can simply send the link to the game(s) you want me to check. That will save you the hassle to copy and send the .pgn notation.
- Please don’t send games played at a time-control of less than 10 minutes a side.
- Games you lost often contains more instructive value but it is not always the case. Sometimes you can learn a lot from games you won. And at the same time it helps to build your confidence when you review a game you won.
- Please give me an indication of current level – are you a beginner, intermediate or advanced player? Also include any particular questions or comments you have with regard to the game you played.
- Please note that I will not comment on every single move of your game. Instead, I will give instructive comments on 4-5 key moments in the game. This will also allow you to focus your time and effort on what is really important.
- It is a well-know fact in chess circles that one of the best ways to improve is to review your games. Games you played contain a wealth of information. It reveals how you think. It shows your strengths and weaknesses.
- What makes this training method so effective is that you will learn something that is very specific to your own needs since the instruction is based on your own game(s). Other forms of coaching often wastes time on things that aren’t relevant to your current needs.
- Your games are a reflection of your thinking process! Therefore, reviewing your games will reveal which aspect of your training needs attention the most.
- It’s easy to identify a one-move blunder but to an improving player it is not easy to spot strategic mistakes or complicated tactical errors. That is where you need the help of a stronger, more experienced player.