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St Albans Champ!! 3rd Tourny title!

So its only been 9 Months back in Chess and already have my 3rd tourny win. I have been progressing beyond what I thought possible and am now a provisional 122 in the new ratings! A jump of nearly 30 points ECF. Which in fide ratings is 224 points! 1402 up to 1626. Ofcourse I need to keep it up and may go up even higher. This last weekend I just won St Albans Chess congress. It had a field of 60 people! All wanting to win it which even at this low level makes it tough with so many in it due to 1 draw can be tourny over as its only 5 rounds. Anyway I had just came 1st in Brighton back in Febuary and then came 3rd at Blackpool and 3rd at Gatwick. I was on a run of only 1 defeat in 19 tournament games. And was 13 games undefeated in all competitions and games so was confident going into it. Go get a cup fo tea or coffee and sit back and enjoy the cruisemeister crush the field ;)




So I did it, and now only lost 1 game in my last 23 tournament games.
Thats not counting a loss where i showed up at blackpool on the final day paraletic still from the night before lol. I now have another tourny coming up this Easter and If I do wlel I will prib post those up as well.

Any comments or thoughts welcome ;)

Comments


  • 3 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Yeah cheers Sam, Forgot about these comments. Hopefully I can go there next year in the u120 again and defend my title and win it outright this time ;)

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Game 5 WOW!! Awesome well done mate :)

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Well done for beating Fraser - I drew against him in February in my one meeting with him - 2 110's against eachother lol :) I was a whole rook down and still drew though lol - is he seriously the most active player in the country!? and he's only 110!? OUCH! nicely played

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Good endgame technique in game 3 and well-spotted tactics in the middlegame!

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Nice positional play in game 2 :)

  • 3 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Just seen the first game and that tactic on move 38+39 was real slick!

  • 3 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Thanks Sono, and Mindwalk yeah I wasnt too unhappy but it did annoy me that I thought I had locked my own Bishop out, I thought I could easily unlock it with exd and pushing b pawn, totally missread it. Atleast I didnt regret that draw in the end. If anything iy may of helped me get 4.5 rather than 4 ;)

  • 3 years ago

    MindWalk

    Lee: In your Keane game (the first game), I do not think you should be unhappy about White's d5. You can reply with ...e5, and then the center and queenside are locked up. The play will then be on the kingside, which you'll be happy with. It'll take a little time--...Ne8, ...g6, and ...f5, with perhaps ...Ng7 or ...Bf6 and ...Bg7--but you should be happy to play on the kingside in that kind of position.

  • 3 years ago

    SonofPearl

    Fantasic results - well done! Cool

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