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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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    • USCL Week 5: Hendrickson vs. Garcia

      Hi all! So, the USCL regular season is already halfway done, with Week 6's games starting tonight, I thought I'd annotate my pick of the week 5 games before they start! It was a big week for the Carolina Cobras as they finally got on the board wi... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Oct 1, 2013
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    • Weekly Slow Chess Game #4

      This week in the Weekly Chess pool, I was paired against Capa_a. It was an interesting game where I used the Yugoslav Attack against the Sicilian Dragon. My opponent was very unlucky as he played into one of the only lines that I know well, and th... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Sep 29, 2013
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    • USCL Week 4: Goldenberg vs. Adamson

      So, about time I annotated my game from Week 4 of the USCL! Now, how do I select a game to annotate? Well, I always like to pick a game that I think was exciting, but didn't get nominated for Game of the Week. A different game. And also, I like t... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Sep 29, 2013
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    • Weekly Slow Chess Game #3

      Alright, played another 45|45 game today, against MurkyLizard (great username!) another strong player with a standard rating around 1600. The opening was the Mieses Scotch, not something I can really remember playing before, but I didn't fancy my ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Sep 20, 2013
      • | 368 views
      • | 4 comments