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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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    • Slow Quad #29: Games 3 and 4

      I haven't got much time to write these blogs at the moment, but that's ok for these two rounds, since ... well, you'll see. Round 3, my opponent had car trouble, and unfortunately couldn't make it back in time for our game to start, since it was ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 5, 2013
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    • Slow Quad #29: Game 2

      I'm very behind on these Quad game blogs, but here is Game 2, played almost a month ago. Very brief analysis included, please let me know what I got wrong, and enjoy the game. | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Mar 2, 2013
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    • BUCA Team Championships 2013

      The weekend of 16th/17th February saw 17 teams from various universities across the UK converge on High Wycombe for the BUCA (British Universities' Chess Association) Team Championship 2013. This was a 5 round Swiss, with all teams in one big sect... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Feb 20, 2013
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    • Jorvik Rapidplay Part 2/2

      If you haven't read Part 1 of this blog, it's here: http://www.chess.com/blog/-waller-/jorvik-rapidplay-part-12 So, we left off with myself having managed a grand total of 0.5/3 from the first 3 games of the tournament. Needless to say, not very... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Feb 3, 2013
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    • Jorvik Rapidplay Part 1/2

      So on Saturday I went to my first rapidplay event! The 4th Jorvik Rapidplay was held in the Holiday Inn in York, which is near enough to Durham for me to be able to make it. Nevertheless, it was an early start! I got up at 6am to leave the house ... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jan 30, 2013
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    • Slow Quad #29: Game 1

      These "slow quads" are 4 player round robin tournaments organised by people over at Dan Heisman Learning Center (it pains me to spell "centre" this way but that's the name of the group!). I found the group after I saw it recommended as the best pl... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Jan 20, 2013
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    • Stonewall Dutch: A nice counter to the f3-e4 push idea!

      A while ago, I blogged about a miniature game played by Carlos Torre against Ernst Gruenfeld in the Stonewall Dutch. Here it is again, reposted: A nice game, particularly as it features a very typical plan from White players against the Stonewal... | Read More

      • -waller-
      • | Dec 8, 2012
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