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    • Micro-Swiss Game #1: FanofCarlsen vs. -waller-

      My first long game since June, as I recall! Been busy these past two months but should really focus on trying to play some good quality long games. This is again a DHLC event, check the group out, it's great for slow chess on chess.com Anyway, I... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Aug 17, 2013
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    • Quad #54: Game 4 (Round 6)

      Alright, so analysis of the final game in the Benoni Quad! I was Black against Suvel, who I managed to beat earlier in the quad. Unfortunately for me, fortunes were reversed this time around and I lost! Good game from Suvel, and lots to take from... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Aug 2, 2013
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    • Quad #54: Game 3 (Round 5)

      Hi all! So, I haven't had too much time for chess recently; first there were exams, then there was the post-exam party/gigging/relaxing in the sun period, and after finishing off at uni for the year I went straight into my summer job, and have be... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jul 28, 2013
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    • Quad #54: Game 2 (Round 4)

      Alright, so round 4 of this quad, I was paired against DraggonZ, with the black pieces! He had a much lower rating, but with a FIDE rating of nearly 2200, he was clearly a better player than I, and just hadn't played many games in the Standard tim... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | May 17, 2013
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    • Quad #54: Game 1 (Round 3)

      Alright, so here's a change-up from the Slow Swiss! I recently entered a slow quad, which was halfway through, as a replacement for another player. The main thing that attracted me to it was that it was a Thematic Quad, based around the Modern Ben... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | May 11, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 5: Game 4

      Slow Swiss time again! Ok, so in Round 3, I received a forfeit - my opponent just never showed up to arrange a time. Oh well. Round 4, I was paired against eyfw, a player who I outrate by a few hundred points. I also had White again, so was conf... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | May 8, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 5: Game 2

      Just played the 2nd game in the Slow Swiss #5 tournament. After losing in the first round, I was determined to come back with a win here! I was paired against Sharrocks, and was favourite (by ratings). I thought I played this game pretty accur... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Apr 28, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 5: Game 1

      So the Slow Swiss 5 tournament has gotten underway this week at the DHLC. It's essentially a 5 round Swiss tournament, 1 round a week, at time controls of 45|45. This tournament is also the first of its kind at the DHLC to feature team play, as we... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Apr 16, 2013
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    • Slow Quad #29: Game 6

      Round 6 in the quad! By this point actually, I had already won the quad, being on 4.5/5 - my nearest challenger was on 2.5/5! But, it would be nice to finish off the tournament with a win against flannufmed. Here's what happened: Well this was c... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Apr 9, 2013
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    • Slow Quad #29: Game 5

      Alright! So I was at 3.5/4 in the quad, going into the 5th round. I was facing vaiuuii for what would be our third game, although the first time with me as Black! Here's what happened: This game was a little strange. I don't feel I played espe... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Apr 9, 2013
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