Online chess classes were not the most popular option a couple of decades ago, but as the technology grew people started embracing it more and now it is one of the most convenient methods of training for individual classes. Similarly, we believe online group classes are going through a phase change and will be the most common teaching method in the future. The current pandemic has brought this change in a faster pace to the chess community and our mission is to pick and run with itRead More
The sessions are very good. I particularly like those by GM Ganguly, GM Swayams, GM Naroditsky, GM Swapnil (as I've had session from these GMs the first time through Pro Chess Training). The topics for sessions are also quite interesting and diverse. The only point that surprised me was that after USA had their time-change (going to Daylight time from Standard time), I expected the class timings would change for subscribers in the US, while staying the same for those in the rest of the world. Thankfully the evening sessions are still at the same time, so while its not feasible to attend the morning sessions, I can still attend the evening sessions live. so not a problem as such. Looking forwards to more.
My son Rounaiv Rana 10years old has been part of group 2 training from the very beginning and we have had a wonderful experience. The coaches, material and the platform has been supportive of learning the right way. Ramesh sir, Surya Sir, Swayams sir and other international coaches are all passionately guiding the students and I feel students are lucky to have such a great mix of coaches covering various aspects of the game. Group tournaments and training games add to the practice further. Thank you so much for this amazing learning time!
The PCT training program is excellent. The program is staffed with very high quality coaches (both regarding content and didactics) providing a wide variety of topics within domains (ranging from analysis skills, position types, playing styles, classics, endgames, openings, tournament play, etc..). Sessions not only stimulate students' full immersion during the sessions through their interactive design but also serve as excellent starting point for diving deeper into these topics oneself. The program is therefore suitable for people with more or fewer (as in my case) hours available for chess. The commitment by the core coach team is absolutely infective and their different didactic styles and sharing of broader views on and experience with the game allows not only improve understanding but also give each the opportunity to develop one's own approach to the game (play and preparation). The weekly training-games (with later debrief of the stem game) are a great feature. The PCT organization is professional, responsive, and adaptive. I have yet to play over the board since beginning this program half a year ago so cannot show hard evidence of improvement in analytical skill and performance, but my understanding of the beautiful game has augmented greatly.
These GM trainers hold nothing back! Some are clearly more experienced, and therefore better, than others. But every one of them exceeds my expectations during each session. Deep respect for their pedagogical skills! I am returning to chess after nearly fifty years, and enjoying it more than ever. My point is to remind you to do everything you can to churn out future world champions, but don't lose sight of passionate folks in older age brackets who never became, and probably will never become, masters in their lives!
I appreciate the concept of Pro Chess Training. In my youth, 40 years ago, I unfortunately never had the help of a coach leading me. I like that my training is structured with the lessons. If I cannot participate the video of the lesson gives me the chance to be on the same level as the class. Training games are an excellent feature of the course that give me the opportunity to play unknown positions and sometimes new structures. Anyway a nice experience to grow.
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