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    • University vs. Morecambe Knights

      The last match of the season for Lancaster University in the league - this was a top of the table clash against Morecambe Knights! We had to win the match to win the league - a draw would see the Knights crowned champions on game points. My game ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Feb 16, 2015
      • | 388 views
      • | 4 comments
    • University vs. Dragons

      New ECF grades out today - up 6 points to 163 (~1920 FIDE)! Not bad for 4 games. Managed to celebrate it with a win for Lancaster Uni in our league match against Dragons. Blanking Dragons 4-0 should put us top of the league! | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jan 26, 2015
      • | 368 views
      • | 1 comment
    • 90|30 game: Faarian vs. -waller-

      Had the chance to play a 90|30 game against Faarian recently, a very strong player. It was an unusually interesting game which swung back and forth! A good game from my opponent, who found lots of strong moves in complicated positions to gain th... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jan 10, 2015
      • | 622 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Lancaster vs. University Match

      Monday 1st December, I played my first game representing Lancaster University (where I now study). The match was against Lancaster A in the local league; so a 4 board team match! I got the opportunity to play on Board 1, which gave me Black again... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 17, 2014
      • | 473 views
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    • Preston Congress 2014

      On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd November, I competed in the Preston Chess Congress. It was held in one of the UCLan buildings, near the city centre. I entered the Major (u170 ECF) section (u1975 FIDE), which saw a very strong turnout of 40 players... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 24, 2014
      • | 712 views
      • | 4 comments
    • A couple of Weekly games

      Ok, so after a poor Slow Swiss, I immediately signed up for the next one! Need practice. I played a couple of Weekly games to tide myself over until Slow Swiss 19 began. These are both 45/45 games as well. The first week, I played isaiahjhonson,... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 11, 2014
      • | 538 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Slow Swiss #18

      So, over a month ago now, the summer finally came to an end and I started postgraduate study at University. With this came the inevitable need for procrastination, and so to divert myself I tamed my bullet ways and started playing in Slow events a... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 11, 2014
      • | 454 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Games vs. York

      Had a few players from York Uni make the trip up to Durham today. We played a match in the morning (1hr per side) and then in the afternoon, a 4 round Swiss, 30 minute games. I notated my long game and one other vs. a York player. Both ended in a... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jun 14, 2014
      • | 697 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Slow Swiss #11

      Hi all, it's ages since I played in this tournament, but finally got around to posting my games. Analysis will be light, but hopefully useful! So this was a 5 round Swiss, hosted here on chess.com by the DHLC. The time controls were 45 45 for eac... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 15, 2014
      • | 655 views
      • | 3 comments
    • BUCA Championships 2014

      LAST weekend was the BUCA Team tournament, a competition between teams of 4 players from some of the UK's higher-educational establishments. Durham uni's chess club, having grown a lot since its re-incarnation last year, managed to yield two full ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Feb 28, 2014
      • | 892 views
      • | 4 comments