After chasing the goal of "club champion" for many years, I have finally done it :-) I have placed 2nd and 3rd several times, often in fact, but until this one I have never managed to get the title.
Half a point clear of the field, I managed 6.... | Read More
Disgusted with my play tonight. I was leading the club championship after a great win against Edgar in the previous round. Tonight I faced off against Mladen. I played very inaccurately and lost convincingly.
I have no idea why I playe... | Read More
This may be the highlight of my chess career!!
Tonight I completed a rapid tournament at my club. The Easter Rapid Championship. It has been running for the last four weeks, played each Friday night.
When the tournament started, I didn't... | Read More
Tonight, I played a championship game at my club. I was up against a chap named Josh and I have to win to maintain 3rd position, half a point behind 2nd and only one point behind 1st. This is the penultimate round. Time control... | Read More
I have won a championship OTB game against my #1 nemesis, Edgar! He is rated over 2100 and I am currently rated 1750 (ACF).
In this game, I played a very high number of "Best Moves" according to Houdini, played no blunders, and very f... | Read More
Just thought I'd let you know that I am winding down my activities on chess.com so as to give me the time I need to do the chess studies I want to do.
I am planning on studying at least these two books:
My System, by Nimzowitsch.
D... | Read More
Our club, Modbury, specifically the Modbury Marauders team, which I am in, has won the Interclub tournaments here in Adelaide for the second year running!
Back to back champs!
And there's one round to go and we have the bye. The closest team n... | Read More
Seriously, how can people be this stupid?!
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Well, ok, it's a bit of a poor performance from black, but I was very happy to do so well in this game. No real mistakes from me, a few inaccuracies, but nothing too bad.
Played at Interclub matches in Adelaide tonight (28 May 2013).
Time cont... | Read More
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It's pretty hard to argue against the logical nature of metric, so I always wonder why the US sticks to the stupid imperial system... | Read More