Discover the 8 reasons why you should train with a chess coach


Discover the 8 reasons why you should train with a chess coach
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Discover the 8 reasons why you should train with a chess coach

Sometimes to achieve our goals we need an extra push, from the most basic chess player who only plays for fun, to the competitor who has participated in chess tournaments. For that, a chess coach is best suited because he is an advantage for your progress. Regardless of the level of knowledge and experience in the student’s game, he or she may need help to achieve their goals.

Whether to learn more in the case of one, or improve their tactics and strategies in the case of the other. The truth is that they are aware that they need the support of a coach who can help them achieve their goals, whatever they are.

When you have tried by your own means to train to improve your game, be it researching on the internet, reading chess books. Also watching videos or tutorials, reading pages or blogs, practicing with other players and whatever else you’ve tried, if after all this you still feel that you haven’t progressed as you should,  well, it’s time to look for a coach. If you still have doubts whether or not you need it, here are.

8 reasons why you should have a chess coach

1. Try new things.

Getting out of our comfort zone is undoubtedly one of the most difficult things for people in general, as not everyone feels comfortable with the change. However, as Einstein would say, do not expect things to change if you always do the same thing. So it is, if you have already done everything in your power to improve your moves or perfect your tactics or strategies and you have not advanced, you have to give way to new options. Asking for help or support from a coach who has the knowledge, skills and resources which can adapt to the level of teaching you require. It’s an advantage for you, your own coach.

2. Walk on the path of your goals.

When you are already aware that you need the support of a chess coach to improve or acquire new skills in your game, you are already took the first step. It is only the beginning with the help of your coach, you will be able to visualize in a better way what your objectives are.  He will be in charge of helping you to achieve them with his training program. Which should be designed only for you, so that step by step with his teaching methods you learn what you need to advance to your goal.

3. A chess coach help to maintain your motivation in the achievement of your objectives.

The chess coaches not only teach you or plan the training program.  So that you can accomplish it on your own, but also give you their support and motivation. It is important in the moments when you get stuck in your process. A good coach will always motivate you to move forward on your path.

4. You invest in your learning.

If there is one thing you have to keep in mind is that when you look for a chess coach you are going to have to pay him. Unless he offers to train you for free, which is rare as there are people who are only dedicated to it. To have a chess coach who designs your training program adapted to your level in the game. Also what you want to achieve in it, is something that costs. However do not see it as an expense and already, but as an investment in you, in your learning of the game. Plus a sum of experience that without his help you could not get on your own.

5. You have the possibility to increase your results in less time.

Having a chess coach can represent an extra push for you and the time you want to achieve your results. When you have the support of a coach who knows what you want to achieve in your game and channels. It with what you need that greatly increases the possibility of better results in less time.

6. Collaborate with the improvement of your skills in the game.

Sometimes you don’t realize it, but you adopt a single position or strategy in the game. Always or almost always play under the same pattern (such as, for example, concentrate only on the opening phase of the game), with which you learned to play or with which you have always played. However, there lies one of your problems, you follow the same pattern and therefore you will have the same results. That’s why having a coach is important because his job is to make you see which are the possible variables that you can put into practice improving your ability in the game of chess.

7. A chess coach teaches you to follow chess training on your own.

Although it is true that your training is subject to the special program that your chess coach designed for you. You should keep in mind that it does not mean that he is going to do the work for you. That is, he is going to teach you what you need to learn. He is going to give you the tools and the necessary support to carry out your plan. However, the fact that you are going to see improvements in your skills in the game is going to depend entirely on you. Also on the responsibility, effort and commitment with which you carry it out.

8. It takes you to the limit of your abilities.

When your chess coach knows your game, your abilities, the way you perceive the game, he will exploit all that knowledge. He already knows about you by showing you what you need and what you need to do to elevate your skills in the game. These are advantages to increase your level.

Finally, in addition to the reasons why you should train with a professional, is that the coach should have a teaching level that is neither too high nor too low of what you need to learn, that is to say. If you are a beginner player it is simpler than you can train with a person whose training is not strictly professional. However, if you are an athlete who is dedicated to tournaments, obviously you cannot train any coach but those who are more qualified according to your level as a chess player.


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Alberto Chueca
I like to help people improve their chess level starting reviewing the basic concepts and adding more complexity every class. I have designed a special methodology to improve in chess which we are using in the classes with very good results. If you are finding how to improve your chess level, download my free guide can be a good step :)

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