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Getting back to OTB chess

losscause
Mar 17, 2014, 8:52 PM 1

Well Ive played 5 rounds of 6 at our local chess club this month.  I hadnt played but a few games otb in the last few years. Between work and health it just hadnt worked out. After taking lessons for the last few months I decided to give otb a try. In the past I played at a club with about 30 players ranging from 800-2000. I scored well there, 2.5 - 3 most months. I had started at about 1480. I manage to reach 1745 before my health got in the way.

Coming back to otb I thought I would try a harder club for my rating. They have fewer players, around 12 most of the time, but the ratings  run between 1500-2100 putting me near the bottom. So far so good. Im tied for 2nd with 1 game left. 4 draws and a win. Ill add more to the never ending story next week. Wish me luck.

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