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Nigel Short Seminar Update – Unlock a discount for everyone!

Setting a price for a seminar is difficult. I hope to not lose too much money while organising them, while at the same time I hope to have big attendance, which is the reason I organise them in the first place.

This week we will have a visit from Nigel Short. I set the price at £150 for four days, thinking it is good value and I would not lose too much. While the second part is true, the attendance is lower than I had hoped. For this reason I will reduce the price with £10 per extra participant registering from now on for all participants, of course. It will not go under £100, which is what I have charged for other seminars. But if 5 more people decides to attend, the price will be down to £100…

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  1. garryk
    September 22nd, 2015 at 19:09 | #1

    It’s really a pity I’m far from you and unable to travel in this moment…I’d pay twice that price to listen Nigel for four days…

  2. Oscar
    September 22nd, 2015 at 19:21 | #2

    Similar situation here as for garryk. Foreign visitors at work prevent me from travelling. Else I’d most definitely make the trip to Scotland. I hope there is a next time with Nigel or another speaker. Maybe you yourself, or Gelfand?

  3. Soviet School
    September 22nd, 2015 at 20:47 | #3

    firstly Mr Aagaard thanks so much for organising something like this and I hope it is a success .

    I would love to come to it, having been to a combined simul and lecture by Nigel Short which was excellent , but for me and I imagine most people the majority of the cost would come from travelling so far from most centres of population in Uk to get to Edinburgh plus the probably expensive accommodation . plus most people have to work On weekdays in September.

    I wonder if there is any chance of something further South? Maybe something in connection with the forthcoming Bobby Fischer Film Pawn Sacrifice could attract some members of the general public who took up chess in the70s boom?

  4. Ed
    September 22nd, 2015 at 22:50 | #4

    If you were to film the 4 days, edit it and put on DVD, I think that you would get many orders.
    Just a thought.

  5. garryk
    September 23rd, 2015 at 06:11 | #5

    @Ed
    I preorder a copy of that DVD for ANY PRICE

  6. Jesse Gersenson
    September 23rd, 2015 at 07:38 | #6

    Harvard’s “Charles Eliot Norton Lectures” are delivered and then published as a book.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Eliot_Norton_Lectures

    A single video camera and audio recording could be translated into book format.

    For those interested in attending the lectures, they’ll be in Edinburgh:

    Saturday 26th September 15.00-19.00
    Sunday 27th September 13.00-17.00
    Monday 28th September 18.30-22.00
    Tuesday 29th September 18.30-22.00

    The location is Edinburgh Chess Club, 1 Alva Street, Edinburgh EH2 4PH

  7. Jacob Aagaard
    September 23rd, 2015 at 10:11 | #7

    Now £140 per participant…

  8. Jesse Gersenson
    September 23rd, 2015 at 11:16 | #8

    Logical would be to lower price to 100 GBP and increment it upwards. Current model rewards last minuet orders.

  9. garryk
    September 23rd, 2015 at 11:37 | #9

    @Jesse Gersenson
    As far as I understand, the price has been lowered for everybody, not for only the last orders…

  10. Jacob Aagaard
    September 23rd, 2015 at 11:53 | #10

    @Jesse Gersenson
    The price is lowered for all participants. At the moment they reap the benefits of more participants, not I.

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