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    • 1500, or, "I'm Not Worthy!"

      Back in April of this year, a mere 7 months ago, I wrote this in my second blog post, (found HERE: http://blog.chess.com/Namssob/rags-to-riches) "I'd like to achieve 1500 Online rating within a year."   ...And as of last night, one of my tour... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Nov 5, 2012
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    • 1400 - Denied?!?

      So WOW....I have had a string of wins, and against some tough opponents.  So much so that I am now on the brink of 1400 rating in Online Chess.  In fact....I *could* have hit 1400 2 hours ago....if it weren't for.... VACATION! Yes - my opponen... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Jul 31, 2012
      • | 575 views
      • | 6 comments
    • 1300?!?!

      Wow, I'm beside myself right now.  I have a feeling I might be jinxing my winning streak right now, but I have been playing surprisingly well these past several weeks.  I took a dive in the tactics trainer...(actually, I am suspicious of a discr... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Jun 20, 2012
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    • Little by Little

      ...I'm improving!  Basically, I'm noticing things a little faster than before, or even at all. I believe as a direct result of the work I've put into the tactics trainer, and the Chess mentor, I've moved solidly into the low 1200's with a couple... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Apr 21, 2012
      • | 420 views
      • | 1 comment
    • Rags to Riches?

      ...otherwise known as, "My journey from beginner level chess to being a "class" rated player".  Is it possible at the ripe old age of 42? So here I am, a premium member of Chess.com, with oodles of tools to help me get better, thousands of poten... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Apr 19, 2012
      • | 432 views
      • | 2 comments
    • Chess Revival?

      Background I started playing chess as a kid. I programmed a chess game into an old Apple //c computer using hex codes printed in a magazine.  It was buggy at best, and crashed often.  A relative bought me the best selling book, "Bobby Fischer T... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Apr 19, 2012
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    • Firt Blog Post

      So this is my first blog post.  I'm not a blogger.  Although I do like to keep track of things.  And I can count on one hand how many people will ever see or even read these.  So maybe this is more for me than anyone else. I plan to track my ... | Read More

      • Namssob
      • | Apr 19, 2012
      • | 263 views
      • | 0 comments