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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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    • Slow Swiss 3: Game #5

      Final round of the Slow Swiss 3, 1600+ section! If you read my last blog, you'll remember I was paired against flannufmed for this game, and was on 2/4 going into this round. Winning would mean a plus result and a high finish in the tournament, so... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Apr 1, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 3: Game #3 and Round 4

      So, round 3 of the Slow Swiss 3 tournament! I was at 1/2 so far after bouncing back from defeat in the first round to win my second game. In the 3rd round I was facing a strong player in C-nack. We had already played once before, a friendly game -... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 31, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 3: Game #2

      The second round of the Swiss was against vaiuuii, who I had already played in the quad. I had White in our first game, and White again here! This was a fun game! The h file attacks are always something to look out for and can be deadly. This pu... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 10, 2013
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    • Slow Swiss 3: Game #1

      So, the Slow Swiss is another type of tournament organised by the Dan Heisman Learning Centre, they really do tireless work over there! Split into multiple rating sections, the idea is basically a 5 round Swiss, 1 game each week, 45|45 time contro... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 8, 2013
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