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My 14th Club Match - my 8th WIN!! :)

Playing for Didcot 1 on board 6 with the white pieces again, I got the best win of my career so far!! My opponent graded 135 ECF (1730 FIDE) on paper outclasses me but after winning a knight with a nice tactic, I went on to gain a collossal material advantage! Cool

Due to very good form at club night on Monday, the captain of the first team asked if I wanted to play for the first team again (this was my second game for them) and I happily said yes - I was expecting to lose but want all the experience I can get...

I obviously opened with 1.d4 as always but I went for a new setup... the game even played out to checkmate - I had an advantage from move 22 and it only grew, my opponent should have resigned when his last outside passed a-pawn fell but continued on hoping that I would mess up I think... no chance of that though Wink

As the game shows, every mistake made by my opponent was taken full advantage of and my style of play was more aggressive than usual, but this has obviously helped my game - beating a 135 is officially my best win ever!! Smile

Comments


  • 2 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Yeah we are, shame u cant play many tournaments though ;(  ~St albans not far from u, how come u cant do that lol? Im travelling each day and back.

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Lee - me and you are both doing well ain't we! Considering how "not long" we've been at it properly again lol :)

  • 2 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    Nice one, I just calcualted mine for the last 25 games that I have played and my perf is 125 ;)   Since Jan 1st my perf has been 117 so going to be a major increase on the new ratings if I keep this up.

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    After doing some calculations, I have played 22 rated games so far in chess... the average grade of my opponents is 110 ECF (also my current estimate), and have scored 13/22 which gives me a very accurate estimate grade of 119 (1602 FIDE) !! If I hadn't of played my awesome game last night it would still be 116 (1578) - to show how quickly I'm progressing, my performance for my first 11 games was just 105 (1490), but my performance for my last 11 games was 133 (1714) !! Onwards and upwards ;)
  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    LOL easiest win yet not at all - easy to say that with the whole game annotated and Houdini to run it through - but it's different with 90 min on each clock, silence, touch move, pressure etc, you know the drill - I can just handle pressure ;)

  • 2 years ago

    Cruiseylee78

    I cant believe that guy played on lol. But he has to eb the worse +130 i have ever seen lol. You have to admit mate he played awful, Im really not taking nothign away and hope u dont think I am but that must of been your easiest win yet ;)  

    Still well done, they all have to be beat. But as I am learning players of above 130 are just as beatable as under 130. I am kinda over that mental barrier now and think I will win alot more due to it. I got big tourney this weekend at St Albans, U120. over 50 in it ;)  I will prob post all my games up after this weekend. ;)

    Have you checked my game yet?

  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Thanks! I think it's good to learn from people 200-500 elo higher because it's not too advanced that you can't understand it but strong enough to improve your game. I watch all the video lectures on here daily, some go straight over my head I watch for viewing pleasure but I can make mental notes from games up to 2600 level, but my favourite people to learn from are the top players in my club (1900-2200) because that level is my next target :)

    By the way I love the picture it's gonna be sent to my facebook page!!

  • 2 years ago

    Stephenson2

    Little do you know but I carfully look at these games to prepare.

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