My chess blog by linux
This blog is not going to set the world on fire with exciting pictures or games. It is a blog of me getting to a standard of 2000. I am linuxblue on FICS and linuxblue1 on chess.com. This will involve a number of aspects:
1. Endgames. I have never studied them in any detail.
2. Opening theory. I have a good generic grasp of opening principles - I am good at chess960 - but I know no theory.
3. self-manangement . Playing at time controls that I am good at. Getting enough rest. Not burning myself out by playing too much. All that stuff.
Where am I at right now? I am 1863 on FICS [free internet server] as linuxblue. This is my highest rating so far. This is the main rating that I take seriously. I guess that I cna look on the bright side that if I have got that far with 1-3 being so deficient then there is hope for me to get to 2000!!!!!
Please note that I said earlier a *standard* of 2000. This is not necessarily the same thing as a rating of 2000. I will know in all sincerity if I have got to that stage - A class player, expert call it what you will - regardless of a coincident rating or otherwise.
Current events that I am in:
FICS channel 139 event at 45 45
RW [Rainbow warriors] tournament on FICSat 90 30
STC [slow time control] 60 30 event on FICS.
I have no chess coach. I have never really been coached. I've had sporadic help from a few people. I had one or two sessions in 2005 with an FM. But as for sustained coaching from a titled player - no I have never had that.
I've also never had a FIDE rating. I never plan to get one. Why should I? Why do I need to tell FIDE that I am 1800 or 2000 or whatever for? I know what standard I am. I don't need FIDE to tell me!!!!!!!! I am also fed up with crossboard chess. What a lonely wild goose chase that is. The last FIDE event that I was in was in 2006.