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Hamish's Blog


    • WHY

      I've done it again, entered a Tournament, playing 11 games at once, only result My grading will plummet, so what, I'm addicted to chess and the buzz is what its all about, and I may win a few games, stranger things have happened.   CHESS BUDDIE... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Sep 19, 2010
      • | 629 views
      • | 4 comments
    • This & That

      well at long last have broken through the 1400 rating ceiling. A small achievement in the grand scheme of things, but a satisfying feeling for all of that. Its been hard work, was getting clobbered on my more conventional openings so have been st... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Apr 6, 2009
      • | 593 views
      • | 2 comments
    • AVATARS & Other Topics

      What does your Avatar say about the real You ? I tend to use Spongebob Squarepants because I play chess like this character. Naive, simple, eager to please, best plans go wrong, but lives to fight another day. What about you? comments please. Wh... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Dec 14, 2008
      • | 533 views
      • | 5 comments
    • Not Cured

      I'm not cured, I'm still addicted to chess. Just signed up to a unrated Tourney, couldn't stop myslf. Just love playing, doesn't matter if I win or lose, the games the thing. Is this a British thing or do other nationalitys feel like this?    | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Oct 6, 2008
      • | 557 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Addiction Cured

      My addiction to chess is cured, How? by playing 3 tournaments at the same time, I've got Burn out, can't wait to finish so I can get back to playing games with my friends or anyone else who enjoys a game and a natter. 23 games at once is too much ... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Sep 17, 2008
      • | 598 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Chess Addiction ?

      Is chess addictive ? It is for me. I love playing, winning is nice but playing is the thing. ( A very British attitude .) I'm hooked on Tournaments, I luv em. You meet lots of new people see different approaches to your same old opening, and learn... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Aug 29, 2008
      • | 554 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Prancing Queens and Kamikasi Pawns

      After my "tongue in Cheek" blog about Queens, had 2 games when my opponents brought their Queens out early, hoping to bully and intimidate me, Ho Ho soon sent them packing, Bringing out your Queen with no backup seems a mistake so many players mak... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Jul 22, 2008
      • | 554 views
      • | 1 comment
    • UPDATE

      Well, been an interesting time since my last blog, my ratings have risen even got above 1300 for a time, still making silly  mistakes but enjoying my chess except for those who forever go on vacation when  you make a good move. I actuall... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Jul 19, 2008
      • | 523 views
      • | 2 comments
    • OUCH !!

      Well, take a look at my statistics, losses mounting up, and this after all my training, well as I said before, "pride comes before a fall". So whats the problem, as one opponent said he couldn't believe that I missed 3 chances to get... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | May 23, 2008
      • | 499 views
      • | 3 comments
    • Openings & Tactics

      As nobody took me up on starting a Spongebob Group, I suppose I will have to talk serious chess.  I'm very impressed with the Chess Mentor and Tactics Training, I've played chess for many years but never really studied the game. So I... | Read More

      • Hamish
      • | Apr 21, 2008
      • | 431 views
      • | 2 comments