Tuesday, 20 September 2011

A video introduction ...

In the absence of any other ideas, I have decided to put together a short-ish video introduction, that I plan to use at the start of future videos I will be posting here. Let me know what you think of it!
I've also added a few minor updates to the blog, with some information about me & coaching, which you can find in the tabs at the top of the page.
As for the lack of updates, I've been busy teaching & running some chess tournaments ... but with school holidays starting shortly, expect to see more video content in the coming weeks.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Chess - Reviewing My Play Episode 2

Perhaps a bit longer between videos than I'd hoped, but I have had a busy week (made more busy by the extra travelling to work), so the latest video series is a little later than I would have liked.
This time I decided to record two 3-minute games I played on ICC with live commentary, and then do post-game analysis of each of the games. I manage to play horribly in both games at various times & find myself playing poor moves more often than I would like in the middlegame, with the computer spotting a range of tactical shots that I (and in many cases my opponents) missed.
As for the videos themselves, its another three-parter, with the live commentary games being in the first video & each of the games getting its own video for the analysis.
Hope you enjoy them ... I know I've learnt a few things from playing & reviewing them!
Part 1 - playing the games on ICC
Part 2 - Analysis of game 1
Part 3 - Analysis of game 2

Saturday, 3 September 2011

About a week ...

That's how long the planned video schedule stayed in place! Although I still plan to continue with the schedule posted a few weeks ago, I suspect it will become a little more 'flexible' than first envisaged, with the plan being to stick roughly to the order of the schedule rather than the exact day that each video is scheduled to be released.
On the other side of things, I've had some positive feedback about the Amateur Game of the Week video (or videos), which is good to hear. Hopefully the future videos will also maintain or improve on this early standard. There are also some videos that I am more partial to than others, so this may also effect the order that the videos are released, or at least may rely on some other factors (such as attending the MCC Opening/Endgame group to have theoretical material for the Openings & Endgames videos) in terms of particular videos being released.
As such, I'm not sure when I'll be releasing my next video, but hopefully it won't be too far away!