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.
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!
Hi, my name is Maximiliano, I'm 11 years old and I live in Chile. My experience here was pretty good. In prochesstraining I learnt many things which are at my level, my chess level is better than before. Here in Chile we don't have so many GM and there's no many places to learn chess. Therefore I am very happy to train daily with the GMs of the academy, I would like to request that a test be done in December to see the possibility of moving up in the group since in Chile there have not been rated tournaments since 2020 due to the pandemic.
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 would like to suggest one thing if the coaches could spend some more time on a particular than doing more positions in less time. Like as far as I have seen there are generally 3 games/positions in a class in which case the time allocation for each positions becomes a bit short. So it would be better if the coaches could do 1-2 positions/ games per class on a topic and spend more time on that particular position/ game it would be better for us to grasp and understand the concepts and things.
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.
Great tool for getting better and videos and coaches are very high-level.
I learnt a lot of important things from these classes!
i love pro chess