Hi, I had a suggestion for a potential members-only class that could be interesting. I’m someone who does both homeworks every week, but as a ~1700 player, the Killer HW sheet always has a ton of stuff I didn’t even consider. I wonder if it would be interesting to have a sort of “members-only” class where we go through the Killer HW (and maybe the Friendly too? I’m not sure) in more detail. My reaction was to the discussion of #9 on the Killer HW for 5/25 - that position is just insanely rich, and I honestly didn’t follow everything that Jacob and Sam discussed, because I’m just not strong enough. Another option would be to post thoughts/lines on the Forum - I’m happy to try that approach as well. I’m getting married in a week but perhaps after that I can try to sponsor a forum discussion about some of the more complicated Killer HW Mixed Sheet positions.
Dear John, congratulations on the wedding!
@JacobAagaard will have to look at your recommendation regarding homework club.
First of all, congratulations on your wedding!
I have medium term plans for an improvement on Homework Club. Reality of life is that we are always trying to improve things, but we also have to be sure that we have time for the day job as well.
Once you are back from honeymoon, we can maybe go deeper into possible improvements. For now, maybe simply extending the time a bit on Killer Homework, where some positions are quite difficult, would make sense?
Congrats John, I’m afraid your rating might take a hammering after that lol mine did.
see the post in “Ask” from Aaron Question from Friendly Homework 25/5/21
I sat down and looked at this position again for about an hour and wrote some thoughts, so maybe we can do something like this initially, to discuss certain positions in more depth after say a month or so after the initial class to let everyone do some work on them. that way we might discover some of the truth in the position. Obviously it is of much more benefit for everyone to initially do this without knowing the suggested solution.
There is an important point that I want to make clear to all. We cannot do 4-5 different homeworks. It will kill us and we want the academy to be affordable. Already now we have a few members that struggle with the fees.
We STRONGLY encourage u2200s to also do the friendly homework. Actually, top talents like Shahil, Kushal and Nicolai do both sheets. We can only mark submissions on one sheet, as there is only so much time. But those guys (and others) do both sheets and just follow the solutions to the others.