Set up a coaching session on PlayChess!

by Arne Kaehler
7/27/2020 – Some might say chess is at its peak of popularity due to the coronavirus. People who have never played chess before are thinking, “There is no better time than now to learn how to play chess”. And they are right! I myself have been asked by a lot of friends if I could teach them how to play. Thanks to PlayChess.com I can teach more than one student at a time with ease. I quickly explain the steps needed to set up a coaching session in a short video!

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How to broadcast a coaching session

While some people are just learning how to play chess, it is very difficult for clubs and chess associations to meet up again and organize coaching sessions, trainings and analysis’ get-togethers. Luckily, PlayChess.com has the option to create a virtual clubroom online where you can continue coaching!

In this video I explained how to open a virtual room in PlayChess.com from your browser of choice. This way, all of your students can access the same training room and learn the mystical chess teachings you are ready to impart.

The video below guides you through the very first basic steps on how you can teach chess to your students. It also includes the usage of coloured arrows and boxes, an important tool for every serious trainer.

Please keep in mind that you need to have the rank of a Bishop in order to start coaching. Here is the table of the ranking system used on PlayChess.com:


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Arne Kaehler, a creative thinker who is passionate about board games in general was born in Hamburg and learned how to play chess at a very young age. Through teaching chess to youth teams and creating chess content on YouTube, Arne was able to extend this passion onto others and has even made an online chess course for anyone who wants to learn how to play this game. Currently, Arne blogs for the English news page of ChessBase and focuses on creating promotional and entertaining articles.
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