Tonight, I played a championship game at my club. I was up against a chap named Josh and I have to win to maintain 3rd position, half a point behind 2nd and only one point behind 1st. This is the penultimate round. Time control... | Read More
I have won a championship OTB game against my #1 nemesis, Edgar! He is rated over 2100 and I am currently rated 1750 (ACF).
In this game, I played a very high number of "Best Moves" according to Houdini, played no blunders, and very f... | Read More
Just thought I'd let you know that I am winding down my activities on chess.com so as to give me the time I need to do the chess studies I want to do.
I am planning on studying at least these two books:
My System, by Nimzowitsch.
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Our club, Modbury, specifically the Modbury Marauders team, which I am in, has won the Interclub tournaments here in Adelaide for the second year running!
Back to back champs!
And there's one round to go and we have the bye. The closest team n... | Read More
Seriously, how can people be this stupid?!
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Well, ok, it's a bit of a poor performance from black, but I was very happy to do so well in this game. No real mistakes from me, a few inaccuracies, but nothing too bad.
Played at Interclub matches in Adelaide tonight (28 May 2013).
Time cont... | Read More
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It's pretty hard to argue against the logical nature of metric, so I always wonder why the US sticks to the stupid imperial system... | Read More
The club I belong to has been competing in this year's Interclub matches. Last night was the final round.
It was a nail-biter for all of us!
We're 0.5 points ahead of the competition. The team just behind us (Ninjas) are our f... | Read More
Tonight, I played black against a King's Gambit. I lost but if I had "taken the risk" the win was there!!
This is more of a note to self, that I need to take more risks -- be brave and just see how it pans out!
I find this to be a frequent ... | Read More
This is a championship game I just played. I did quite well, except for a couple of moves, one of which I'd call the blunder of blunders. Thowing away a perfectly won game.
Sorta funny, but I am still annoyed at myself for allowing it to happ... | Read More