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    • 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

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      • | Nov 11, 2014
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    • 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

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      • | Nov 11, 2014
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Durham Uni vs. Peterlee 28/1/14

      Following on from our friendly against Darlington, we played a friendly against Peterlee, reputedly one of the strongest clubs in the area. It was about a 20 minute taxi journey out there, then probably an extra 5-10 as we drove up and down the ro... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Feb 12, 2014
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    • Durham Uni vs. Darlington 25/1/14

      This was a friendly match we played last night, 6 players a side. Well, Darlington could only bring 4 up to Durham this particular time, which is understandable - it's not a trivial journey! So our top two players played each other on Board 1, and... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jan 26, 2014
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    • Slow Swiss #10: Rounds 4 & 5

      So, after 3 rounds of Slow Swiss #10, I am 2/3 with 2 rounds to play! The penultimate round saw me paired with Lavner, and it was a very interesting game, where we got into a situation I have often played before in blitz via a particular variation... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 24, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss #10: Rounds 2 & 3

      Back to the Slow Swiss #10 tournament, after losing in the first round I was determined to come back and win the next 4 out of 5! Did I manage it? The next two blogs will cover that. Round 2 of the tournament, I was paired against pedrinho, who I... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 19, 2013
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    • Slow 1-2 Pairing #3: Round 4

      This was the final round of the Slow 1-2 Pairing #3 tournament! I felt it was a bit short actually with quite a few people in the section. Having drawn 1 game (in Round 1) I was already out of contention to win, with one player having already gone... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 2, 2013
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      • | 2 comments