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Where I post random games of mine.

    • Highlights from the Australian Juniors

      I recently finished playing in the Australian Junior Chess Championships; the tournament was won on 7.5/9 by FM Anton Smirnov, the only titled player in the event. The games were played at 90 mins/player/game with a 30-second increment. This was ... | Read More

    • Autumn One-day Tournament - Pushing

      Last week I played in a one-day tournament, with time controls of 15 min/player/game. I was seeded 8th. After relatively insipid results recently, mainly due to my tendency to accept early draws, I made sure I pushed for the win in every game. A... | Read More

    • Controlled Agression

      I recently played in an OTB tournament spanning two days, at 30min/player/game. I finished a somewhat disappointing equal eighth with eleven others (ninth on tiebreak) with a score of 7.5/11 (I was seeded fifth). I lost to the top two seeds, drew... | Read More

    • Nationals w00t!

      After winning the intermediate interschools comp (the games were not as tough as expected so I won't be posting them) we entered a four-school playoff to select a NSW representative school in the national competition later this year. The quality ... | Read More

    • Closest 4-0 victory ever?

      After winning our division for the comp (Division 1), we played against the winners from other divisions. We beat our B Team 4-0 (Division 2 winners) and had a match today against the Div 3 winners. We expected an easy win: they had scored only 3... | Read More

    • Winter Two-day Tournament: Equal 2nd

      In a recent tournament (over 2 days) I came =2nd with 8.5/11, conceding a loss and three draws. I scored 5/5 on the first day, the highlight of which was a major upset win over the top seed in Round 5.   I lost in Round Six, mainly due to som... | Read More

    • Tough Stuff...

      Just played Board 2 for our school's B team in a one-day teams tournament. We were playing in the Open Division, which meant lots of tough games. I scored 3.5/7 in total, but against strong players (i.e., >800 NSWJCL), I scored a not-so-impress... | Read More

    • Parallels

      Three of the games I played very recently followed exactly the same opening moves, and I implemented exactly the same plan, i.e., play e7-e5, Bc8-g4-xf3 and maneouvre a knight to d4. And all of the games went into the endgame. All three games wer... | Read More

    • City of Sydney - Day 3

      I finished sadly today, losing both games to get a final score of 4/8, which I guess isn't too bad, considering that all my opponents were rated higher than me.     | Read More

    • City of Sydney - Day 2

      1.5/3 today       | Read More