I've been a member here since Jan. 2004 and I floundered for about a year or so.
Then I met Stacey, better known as RIVERHATER2, and Frank, aka ChessSafari
and they invited me into their "study group" with the inauspicious name of Group C.
Within months I had improved my game beyond my imagination. Why, because we
shared strategies and criticized one another's play. But the criticism was always
done constructively and with one thing in mind, this is a school. Although I don't
have the time to be a moderator of a study group, I would most definitely be an
active member. Our "C" group started out well and grew. We had a number of f
ine players. But I believe the group got too large and lost it's identity. At the heart
of it's decline, I believe, was some members who didn't fit the dynamic of the
study groups main body of members. So I propose to start a new group that
will cultivate good sportsmanship and mentoring of one another. I like the names
"Table Talk", and "The Nuts". But we can create a group and vote on a name,
the important thing is to create a new study group with like minded players who
want to improve their game. If interested in being a member or moderator/member,
please leave a comment and we can make this a reality.
Looking forward to your responses.
"SEE YOU AT THE FINAL TABLE!"