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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

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      • | 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

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      • | 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

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      • | 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
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    • USCL Week 3: Rohde vs. Hua

      Hi all, hope everybody's been enjoying the great chess played so far in the USCL! Half of Week 4 has just been played - so this is around the time I get to analysing my pick of Week 3's games! We're following the upward trend - having analysed a B... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Sep 18, 2013
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    • Weekly Slow Chess Game #2

      Played another 45|45 game yesterday, against manubeatsthemall. It was a pretty exciting one! I felt I played well for large parts of the game, although I did go well off course for what I would say was the 3rd quarter of it. Anyway, straight to it... | Read More

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      • | Sep 16, 2013
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    • USCL Week 2: Bodek vs. Salimbagat

      Alright, Week 2 of the USCL, and my annotated game of the week! Just in time before the final games of Week 3 kick off. Here in the UK I only follow the Eastern games live for a couple of hours every week - they usually kick off at midnight, where... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Sep 11, 2013
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    • Weekly Slow Chess Game #1

      A slow chess game I just played against AbdullahAlatia98, a strong player with a 1600 rating on the Live Standard server. Time control 45|45. Overall, I got pretty lucky here as Black seemed unfamiliar with the ideas in this line and got a diffi... | Read More

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      • | Sep 7, 2013
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