Jump to content


Photo

Anyone interested in giving Stratego lessons?


  • Please log in to reply
52 replies to this topic

#1 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:24 AM

If anyone is interested in giving me online Stratego lessons please let me know. I will pay. Ranking must be at least between 740-1000. Email me @ doubledon75@outlook.com.

 

Thanks!


Terror made me cruel. 


#2 Burly Ben

Burly Ben

    Bomb

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 40 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:30 AM

If I were you, I would ask Ace, Nortrom, Sohal, Satan or Sadi. Zach is also very good but he is the only one who can play that way so good. Too many other aliases to know who is who but these are the top players.



#3 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 03 September 2014 - 01:31 AM

Hopefully they'll see my post . . . I have no way to contact them . . . 


Terror made me cruel. 


#4 Losermaker

Losermaker

    Captain

  • Moderators
  • 989 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:27 AM

I would also ask Malachi, also known on metaforge as Tecato from Denmark.



#5 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:44 AM

Um . . . are you interested? 893 is insane.


Terror made me cruel. 


#6 Losermaker

Losermaker

    Captain

  • Moderators
  • 989 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 03 September 2014 - 06:27 AM

Thanks for the compliment. Sorry not sure I would be able to.

Regards,

LM



#7 Losermaker

Losermaker

    Captain

  • Moderators
  • 989 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 04 September 2014 - 10:40 PM

Chewtoy, I would PM one of the players mentioned.



#8 Morx

Morx

    Lieutenant

  • WC Online Team
  • 713 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Captain

Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:08 PM

Just a thought: maybe the best players are not the best teachers?

 

The only player I have seen offering guidance on how to play is Enigma. He has a rather balanced style and knows what he is talking about.

 

Learning Stratego takes ages and is a serious investment in terms of time and effort. It means losing a lot of games against good players to learn their systems and what they actually use to win.

 

 

Morx


  • The Prof, Kambia and sirgeicoad like this

#9 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:21 PM

Chewtoy, I would PM one of the players mentioned.

Thanks.


Terror made me cruel. 


#10 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 04 September 2014 - 11:21 PM

Just a thought: maybe the best players are not the best teachers?

 

The only player I have seen offering guidance on how to play is Enigma. He has a rather balanced style and knows what he is talking about.

 

Learning Stratego takes ages and is a serious investment in terms of time and effort. It means losing a lot of games against good players to learn their systems and what they actually use to win.

 

 

Morx

Good point.


Terror made me cruel. 


#11 DarthRemark

DarthRemark

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 596 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:07 AM

Hey Chewtoy,

 

Morx is right.  The best education is getting beat then analyzing why it happened.  This prepares you to counter the tactics and learn to use them yourself.  It's also a fun aspect of the game.  Stratego tends to be more art than science too.  The tactics can be explained conceptually but how you play them varies based on the situation.  There is no substitute for experience there.  

 

That said, I'd be happy to add you to my friends list and play some unrated "friend" games against you with free commentary.  I don't want to do anything formal though as my time is limited these days, so maybe just when we catch each other online.  You may not remember but we played a few days ago and you gave me a lot of trouble early in the game.  It wasn’t clear to me if you realized what you were doing or if things were just going your way (and then it fell apart for you down the stretch) but you made an impression as having some talent.  I sent you a friend request if you’re interested. 


  • sirgeicoad likes this

#12 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:10 PM

Darth-

Yes, I remember that game fondly. Honestly, I gave you everything I had, but it wasn't enough. I'm honored to accept your friend request. And thanks for the great advice (and the game we played). It's not fun losing, but being beaten badly by great players such as yourself is a good way to learn :)


Terror made me cruel. 


#13 PsychoPatty

PsychoPatty

    Sergeant

  • Banned
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 253 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Gold General

Posted 05 September 2014 - 01:46 PM

To be one of the top dogs you need experience, and experience isn't something you can simply buy..

It takes hundreds to thousands of games to be one..

 

For any average person there are numerious hints on this forum and/or at google..

Same with set-ups, I believe.

 

You basicly know the basic principles according to Darth, so what else you need help for?

Asking for advise on particluar issues would be best and there are tons of people here who would love to play you, see what wood your cut off and give you some commentary in an unranked game.


Untitled-1.jpg

When I say sucker, I mean Good Game, Sucker!


#14 GaryLShelton

GaryLShelton

    Flagbearer

  • Moderators
  • 6,368 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Gold Spy

Posted 05 September 2014 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully they'll see my post . . . I have no way to contact them . . . 

 

You can try to friend them on the game side.  It is different from the forum side.  If you click on Add Friends in the social hub you can type in any name you want and the system will come up with all the matches.  Then you can pick whom you want to send a friend request to.  If any of them want to spend time teaching is a question, and they probably have all sorts of friend requests, but it's worth a try, I'd say.  Enigma is good because he speaks English well, as he is American.  He finished fourth in our big tournament this past spring.  So I'd echo that choice.  Manning 2 Cruz is also American but I don't know if he'd be as interested as helping as others.  Also, no one writes in English better than The Prof, though he's busy...well, being a professor...right about now.  And another choice possibly helpful is Gaius Marius.  Gaius is from Michigan, and quickly soared to 760 not long ago.  

 

Of course, Hiltonchess sells a book online.  And there's one more guy selling also, can't think of his name.  But maxroelofs knows him.  Maxroelofs would be a great one to follow as well if you haven't watched his videos.  Start there for some great setup tips and Spy fake-outs.  Plus he shows games against some of the best like Enigma and Nortrom and many others.  

 

Good luck.  I am on the same road as you, my friend.  

 

Gary

 

PS to PP: the girls are back!  So much better than the WYF tag line....  Glad you're still around.


  • HardRain_Lenny likes this

i77rs4m.jpg

The complete GS&F Rules can be found here: http://forum.strateg...rum-rules-2016/

Draw Refusal Rules, specifically, can be read here: http://forum.strateg...931#entry468931


#15 balcon

balcon

    New Recruit

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 4 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Silver Sergeant

Posted 09 September 2014 - 11:56 AM

Hello Chewroy

 

Ad me and we can play some games.

 

Where you from ?



#16 Sohal

Sohal

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 629 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:26 PM

if you want to learn more quickly, go to gravon, you can watch games there.

nothing better than watching top players games to learn.

if you can speak with one of the 2 players, it's even better

 

at meta we used to watch strong games and talk about it during the game or after (Pim, Enigma, Sauce, kevn, PAts,...)

 

I learned chess by watching games

I learned stratego by watching games


  • GaryLShelton, PsychoPatty, gkaros and 3 others like this

#17 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:26 AM

Hello Chewroy

 

Ad me and we can play some games.

 

Where you from ?

 

Detroit, MI

 

And thanks :)


Terror made me cruel. 


#18 Chewtoy

Chewtoy

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 536 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Major

Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:27 AM

Sohal-

I can't access Gravon from the US for some reason. But thanks for your input.


Terror made me cruel. 


#19 Sohal

Sohal

    Lieutenant

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 629 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Platinum Marshal

Posted 18 September 2014 - 07:37 AM

Hi,

 

there are some americans at gravon

it's a german site, you should be able to access there

 

the first moves in this site are baffling, but it's a great site



#20 WileEPirate

WileEPirate

    Scout

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 111 posts
  • Coat of arms
  • Gold Major

Posted 18 September 2014 - 04:37 PM

Sohal, how long one needs to wait after registration on Gravon to be able to play? It's indeed baffeling in the start!






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users