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Starting a Chess Tale

Hey Guys!

So I decided that one of the best ways for me to improve my chess would be for me to tell my chess story if you will.  So starting from the beginning, I was a "lounge player" at my school, playing the usual Nf3, Nc6, Bc4 setups the entire time.  Then one of the better players at my school (all of the beat me) started a chess team to compete in a league.  I tried out for it, and lost my first game and was then told that I wasn't good enough to be on the team.  I was so angry I began to study chess (at this time i knew no strategy/opening/endings at all, only a few traps/tricks).

My first attempt at learning came in the form of youtube addiction. I must have watched upwards of 70 kingscrusher and chessnetwork videos (the long, detailed ones), and 100 blitz videos by the time i tried to make it onto the chess team again.  I got my chance to play, and won in 17 moves.  We then went to a scholastic tournament in NY, where i scored 3 out of 5 in the under 1500 section and received my first rating of 1454.  

The chess season ended and I largely forgot about study until this year when it started again in December.  Well, i entered a tournament near my house, and produced these "fine" pieces of play (note annotations are from that time, not now):

So, I began to Study again, and study I did, and my rating slowly creeped up, as game by game i upset higher and higher rated players, as shown:

And with this final game (fully annotated by myself and a little computer help) I will sign off, and you can expect more from me soon!




Comments


  • 2 years ago

    wardexe

    Alright great, just send me a message on chess.com whenever he wants to play

  • 2 years ago

    edrobin58

    my graandson recently passed 1700 (rated 1706 now) I'll recommend him to play against you.Wink

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    best wishes on your chess improvement!  i will make it to dean's at some point i hope, after the world open! i will be there.

  • 2 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    wow one of my brilliant games made it into a blog. i'm honored. Innocent

  • 3 years ago

    wardexe

    Ya of course, at the time i would watch 1-2 hours of youtube videos, and if i tell you the IM's name he might kill me sorry!

  • 3 years ago

    edrobin58

    What was the IM name.

  • 3 years ago

    edrobin58

    This is great love it can I ask how much time a week or day did you watch the youtube videos.

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