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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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    • Slow 1-2 Pairing #3: Round 3

      Ok, so 1.5/2 in the Slow Pairing tournament so far. This round I was back to playing stronger players by Standard rating as I was paired up against Constantine73, who has a Standard rating in the 1700s, and a USCF rating of 1850. I was expecting a... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 29, 2013
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    • Slow 1-2 Pairing #3: Round 2

      Alright, so after a solid draw in Round 1, I was given a draw against pedrinho in Round 2, who had a sub-1000 rating. (So much for these 1-2 pairing ideas!) However, given that his OTB ecf rating was slightly over 100 (~1500 FIDE), I thought this ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 29, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss #10: Round 1

      And another new DHLC tournament! This one is another of the usual 5 round Swisses that I have played in a couple of times. The first round game I was White, against IMADDABABNEH, who has a rating around the 1400s for Live Standard. I have to say,... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 29, 2013
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    • Slow 1-2 Pairing #3: Round 1

      You guessed it, frequent reader of my blogs - it's another DHLC slow chess tournament! This one is a 4 round tournament, with pairings decided by rating in a different manner - it pairs the #1 ranked player with the #2 ranked player, and so on! Ac... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 29, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss #9: Round 5

      Hi all, the final round of the Slow Swiss #9 tournament took place last week! At the top of the top of the standings before the round, there were two players on 4/4 (who were facing each other this round) and then just behind on 3.5/4 were myself,... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Nov 9, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss #9: Round 4

      Ok, Round 4 of the Slow Swiss! I was paired against JagdeepSingh, also on a perfect record of 3/3. So, I knew it was going to be a tough battle! In the end it was, I got an advantage out of the opening and at one point my opponent said he consider... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Oct 27, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss #9: Rounds 1-3

      Alright, so I'm a bit behind on this Slow Swiss tournament, of which I played the 3rd round (of 5) today! It's another DHLC tournament, with games played at the 45|45 time control. I'm pleased to say I'm top of the standings with 3.0/3 at this mo... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Oct 15, 2013
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    • USCL Week 6: Esserman vs. Gelashvili

      Hi all, Week 6 of the USCL! This week featured loads of great games, but, in the end, I had to feature this game, the GOTW winner! It was just an incredible game, won by GM Tamaz Gelashvili of the New York Knights over IM Marc Esserman of the Bost... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Oct 9, 2013
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