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Really a master level course?

Post by Willy67 on May 26th 2010, 10:21 am

Hi all,
I have been considering the possibility to subscribe me to the course. I am Italian. What I want to know is if the course really gets you to a master level, as it's said ( 2300 elo). I mean, I read on the forum that many 2000 elo people subscribed with the objective to reach master level. Has it worked for them?

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Re: Really a master level course?

Post by chesstiger on May 26th 2010, 5:47 pm

It's not only the course that will get you to the 2300 border. Lots depends on you. Are you willing to do the work? Are you willing to do extra work beside the course like learning endgames and stuff?

The course is good and if you study hard it will help you improve, i have no doubt about that. But the course alone will not bring you to 2300 elo since it adressess not all your flaws.
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Re: Really a master level course?

Post by HangingKing on May 27th 2010, 7:48 pm

I think this post is still of interest.

http://icsdiscussion.forumotion.net/main-course-general-discussion-f9/the-original-advert-tazar-a-coach-s-experience-t170.htm

In brief if you are already 2100 you can maybe reach 2300 in 1 year with great dedication, and generally most students here on the forum reported somehow a gain between 100 and 200 elo (i mean in a solid way, not just a peak performance) in 1 year of the course (which is already a very good progression !)

The course itself address people about 1600 elo minimum, i think it is still very good but huge effort for people below that level. People in the range 1700 - 2100 will take maximum benefit of the course.

For higher levels, i can't tell since we have not many posts of people that level here on the forum, but since the course targets 2300 level, i guess it is still of great interest even for someone starting above 2100.

But if you are a decent amateur at 1700 and think you will be 2300 at the end of the course, twelve months later, it's only a dream...
And not just with ICS, but with every course or coach you may try, unless of course you are very very talented. :-)

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Re: Really a master level course?

Post by Blue Devil Knight on May 27th 2010, 10:38 pm

I agree with Hangingking.

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