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
So I just had the thought - to analyse and annotate 1 game every week from the US Chess League, which recently commenced its 9th season! For those of you that don't know about the USCL, its (self-descriptively) a national chess league ta... | Read More
So, played another slow chess game today!
I was Black, as in the last edition, and this time up against crazylasker, a strong player with a mid-1600s standard rating. The opening was the "sideline" of the Dutch Defence with 2.Nc3 and 3.Bg5, which... | Read More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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