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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

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      • | 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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    • 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
      • | 455 views
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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
      • | 437 views
      • | 3 comments