Road to 100 grade: a Greek Gift
This season one big objective for me is to achieve a 100 English Chess Federation (ECF) grade, equivalent to 1450 FIDE. In July my latest grade was published as 91 and I have gone some way towards pushing my average up since then (grades are publishing in January and July each year). I was particularly pleased to beat a 108 rated player in less than 20 moves last week, see game below. I have fallen victim to early and fatal attacks taking the black side of the French myself, so was primed to take advantage here.