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    • On Short and on English Chess....

      I felt compelled to respond to a contributor on the following article. http://www.chess.com/news/5-0-sweep-for-kasparov-versus-short-on-second-day-7757?ncc=2#last_comment I have put my response in my blog as I feel it noteworthy! Enjoy! (or not!... | Read More

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      • | Apr 30, 2015
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    • Psychology

      As I now complete the final part of my psychology course, one of the assessment questions is along the lines of the following:  In the style of a diary entry, write an account of what you think might be a typical day in the working life of a spor... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Mar 28, 2015
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    • Coulsdon Chess Fellowship Congress

      Okay, it has been a bit too long since I blogged - various things including time have prevented me from doing so sooner. One event which took up an enjoyable weekend in late December was the Coulsdon Chess Fellowship Christmas Long Play Congress.... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Feb 5, 2015
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    • Halloween Round Up

      Lack of time (and dodgy results!) has culminated in a lack of bloggage over the last week. Things improved though and normailty was resumed with a match-winning performance in the Silver King League (after the rest of the team all bottled it, taki... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Nov 5, 2014
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    • County Chess

      Okay, I got roped into playing chess for Bedfordshire County today (Sunday 19th October). Having been advised I'd be playing people close to my own rating, I wasn't in the least bit surprised to find myself against a 170 (24 ECF points higher) and... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 19, 2014
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    • Simple Scotch

      A low turnout at Daventry tonight - just the four of us. Having already played some of the quickplay tourney games against Andy a couple of weeks ago, I played two of the other club members and won four games out of four pretty convincingly (which... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 15, 2014
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    • A trip to Shirley & Wythall

      In the pelting rain, Daventry made the trip to Wythall to play Shirley A in the Leamington and District League, division one. We were without our regular board one and also our regular board two from last season. That meant that yours truly was p... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 14, 2014
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    • Five days of Chess. And they say Shang-ri-la is a mythical place.

      Chess = Bliss (usually). Hence the subject title. As you now know, Monday was a match night. Well, it turns out that so was Tuesday, this time for Daventry A. We made the journey to play Banbury B in Division One of the Leamington and District L... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Oct 3, 2014
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    • New Season

      It's been a while. In fact, an entire season went by without me writing a blog post. But.... here we are and a new chess season is now underway. My aim is to play more regularly this season (I played 14 league matches last season) and I have made... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Sep 29, 2014
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    • End of Season Report

      Well, it's not quite the end of my season but for the team I captain, Daventry "A", it is the end of our adventure in Division One. As you'll no doubt recall (because you probably print out ALL of these blogs and have them framed) we survived our... | Read More

      • timlawson
      • | Apr 19, 2013
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