This posting is to announce my third "Free Lesson" contest. The contest marks the 1st anniversary of my initial Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6Bh6StWvvs, which was posted on July 5, 2019 (it's been an eventful year!).
The contest is open to any subscriber to my youtube channel (www.youtube.com/c/danheismanchess). Entrants should email me listing their Top 3 favorites of my videos. Of those entrants received by the end of the day July 5, two random selections will be notified to win a free lesson each. Pass the word please. 😎
It's not enough to just identify your mistakes (quiescence errors, lack of visualization, Hope Chess, hand-waving, misapplying principles, lack of recognition of basic tactic patterns...). You want to identify causes & take strong steps that minimize similar mistakes in the future. Otherwise your playing strength is stuck.
My job as an instructor is to help you do those things. Sure, most of the work will be yours, but my job is to identify the areas of need and improvement and put you on the right track. To improve you need practice, study, and feedback. Without the dimension of feedback you get diminishing returns on your study and play.
Just received a comment on my 100th video summarizing improvement: "This video deserves about 100x more views than it has. So much good stuff in here." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9JMXwm3zeE
My youtube channel, www.youtube.com/c/danheismanchess now has over 100 instructive chess videos. To celebrate this milestone, I held a drawing and two of my subscribers each won a one-hour free lesson.
Because of the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I have reversed my lesson price increase and returned my charges to previous values. My base rate is returned to $85/hour and all my fees, including various discounts, are always on my website at https://www.danheisman.com/fees.html. Please be careful and good health to all.
I have not raised my lesson fees in 9 years, so I am going to raise my base rate from $85/hr to $95 on Jan 1, 2020. The other discount rates will be adjusted accordingly. Any lessons pre-paid before the announcement will be honored at the previous rate. Please see my fee page for all the details. Thanks!
Thanks to your support, I know have more than 100 subscribers. So my channel, which has 10 videos and growing, is now available through www.youtube.com/c/danheismanchess .
I have a new YouTube Channel which has 3 videos and I am planning on adding more each week. I am still trying to learn how to operate a YouTube channel but I think my channel's URL is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCswhXU9OJwOB85Z8RgGEKOA … If anyone knows how I can attach my name to that, let me know, thanks.
The 16th annual Holly Heisman Memorial Fundraiser chess tournament will again be on the Sunday before Labor Day (Sep 2), but this time it will be at a new location: Esperanza Academy Charter School, 301 W. Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140. For more information or entry, see https://www.mindseyepress.com/. If you can't attend but would like to make a donation to the Holly Heisman Memorial Fund to help women in need, please visit https://www.danheisman.com/donations.html ("Fund 2" at the bottom of the page). This event has raised about $20,000 for women in need since its inception.
Dan Heisman is a USCF Master, full-time instructor, and author of 12 chess books