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Dec 22, 2017, 8:15 PM 0

What next, well at 66 i suspect i am a bit past having any major ambitions with regard to chess. I do have the ambition to one day have the courage to challenge Eric Hanson or Jan Gustavson or any of the live banter blitz streamers, but at the moment 5 minutes passes by like the Concorde when i am playing so .........

At the moment i have only played against computers and such-like, i have been too frightened to get on the stage and play a real player. However i will be taking the plunge soon and getting onto the play live chess here. I am not sure of my rating, but i seem to hold my own against so called 1000 to 1200 elo on the computer sites. I also know however that these ratings can be wildly out, so I quite expect that some 8 year old at 800 elo may hand me my backside in a basket. Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and from what I have seen on these sights and streaming such as chessbrah and Chess24 no-one laughs at you (well not live or in public anyway). So a patzer I am (what an awful word) and i suspect a patzer i will always stay. However i love the game, i love the banter on the streaming channels (my grand kids all laugh when i tell them i log onto twitch !) i do want to get better so its time to stick my toe in the water.

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