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  • STW Chess
  • irc
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    @RamseyNeil

    Invited.

    stevomcd
    Full Member

    I’ll play. Stevo_mcd . Chairlifts may be an issue. Rainy chairlifts by the looks of things. I need to steal one if those giant ESF capes.

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    Just noticed how close T10 is, with stevo playing king maker in the final game – exciting stuff 😁

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    JeremyDog, you must be laughing yourself silly. For once I thought I had the upper hand against you and you go and sucker punch me 😂.

    ctk
    Full Member

    Yeah kind of fell into place without much planning. I seem to run hot and cold.

    Congrats on T10A – I may have won the battle, but you won the war!

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    Congrats on T10A – I may have won the battle, but you won the war!

    Thanks. I was very lucky, with a couple of games to go I thought you would win by half a point. But, a game I’d presumed lost, turned totally around. T10A was close all over, with pretty much anyone able to take points off anyone else. It’s made it thoroughly enjoyable.

    ctk
    Full Member

    Yep really good tournament.

    irc
    Full Member

    Some tough games in STW Solstice. I feel a loss or two coming my way.

    And I see the Inaugural STW tournament, started just over 2 years ago is still running! One game still going.


    @Stevomcd

    Apologies. I just noticed you had asked to join the current tournament before it started.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    Sorry to say this but IRC you are devaluing the latest STW tournament . A player with a 1500 rating does not lose his queen in 3 games with stupid mistakes like you have made . That’s beginner level stuff.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    Sorry that should say 2 games . Can you not edit posts on the forum these days .

    appltn
    Full Member

    You’re upset with someone for making bad moves? Playing against me must’ve made you absolutely furious.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    Ha ha . Being upset with somebody making a bad moves is one thing . I realise that I will probably get flamed for saying what I said but I wouldn’t accuse somebody of not trying if I was in doubt . Shame that I can’t count to 2 without getting it wrong .

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    OMG I totally apologise to IRC . He lost his queen once not 3 or 2 times . I obviously can’t count and need to make sure I am correct before throwing around unfounded serious allegations . Happy new year everybody . Please go easy on me IRC in our ongoing game .

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    OMG I totally apologise to IRC . He lost his queen once not 3 or 2 times . I obviously can’t count and need to make sure I am correct before throwing around unfounded serious allegations . Happy new year everybody . Please go easy on me IRC in our ongoing game .

    Haha!
    To be fair, everyone makes blunders. I’ve had some absolute clangers in some of my 10-min Rapid games…

    I’m in the chess.com Daily Play 2023 Championship tournament which starts tomorrow. I did the 2022 one and got through the first 2 or 3 rounds quite well. Then I came up against the 2000+ players and got annihilated!

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    To be fair, everyone makes blunders.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if someone who is likely playing several games at the same time, let’s their guard down a touch, when playing opponents 400 points below them.

    I had 2 queens (almost a 3rd) against ctk and he still beat me! 😭😭

    irc
    Full Member

    Sorry to say this but IRC you are devaluing the latest STW tournament

    Apologies for not maintaining my usual standards. I have a tendency to be a bit casual when playing 20 odd games at once. I don’t even have the excuse of being on a ski lift.

    Though in fact over the last 30 days my rating is up 35 so I must be playing to my grading despite the odd horrendous blunder.

    https://www.chess.com/member/irc1979

    Grading differences aside many of the players in this latest STW tournament have been very solid.

    kennyp
    Free Member

    Well that’s 2023 off to a great start……not!

    Managed to lose one of my STW games in just 6 moves. Here’s a handy chess hint. Don’t try to play when you’ve been indulging in New Year festivities!!

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    As T10 is complete, T10a and the winter solstice tournaments draw to an end, is it now time for another tournament?

    If so, I’m keen.

    🙂

    irc
    Full Member

    Ok. STW10a has finished. Just a few games left in the Solstice.

    Anybody interested inan STW January tournament

    Add Chess.com user names to thread.

    Going with 1 day per move again unless majority would prefer 2 days? Perhaps add a vote for 1 or 2 days with your username

    crazy-legs
    Full Member

    Did you see the article on chessm.com about how overloaded they are now, there are millions of new members! Reckoned that there were about 50,000 moves a second being played at the busiest times. 😳

    I got through Round 1 of the Daily Championship thing, won all my games which makes me sound better than I actually am – one was that I won most on timeout; two, I was the highest ranked in the group so some games were a walkover. I do wonder why players ranked 300 sign up for a Championship…

    Bit of a pause now while the rest of the games finish then onto Round 2…

    fruitbat
    Full Member

    Yes pleaze for STW January tournament.

    Username – KevinPhilipsBong

    Happy with 1 day per move.

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    Me too please. Django2357 on chess.com

    1 day per move is ideal for me.

    sillysilly
    Full Member

    Yes please: sillysillystw

    irc
    Full Member

    Yes. I got the server overload message when playing a move in the pub this afternoon.

    kennyp
    Free Member

    I’m in. It’s kprook.

    irc
    Full Member

    OK. Invites out. As well as replies to this thread I sent invites to anyone in the STW Solstice and @stevomcd. Starting 30th January. Currently set up as one group of 12. If we get more than 12 players I’ll split it into two groups.

    Called this one the Spassky tournament as his birthday is 30th January. An early chess memory was being on a camping holiday in Quebec during the Fischer – Spassky match. No TV access. So my dad bought a paper ever day and played through the moves of the previous day’s game on a board at our campsite.

    aide
    Full Member

    Joined up, thanks for the invite

    gauss1777
    Free Member

    Cheers irc

    kennyp
    Free Member

    Has there been a wee hitch with this? I thought it was supposed to start yesterday? Mind you I’ve had a few instances of “Sorry, our servers are overloaded” messages popping up on chess.com recently.

    irc
    Full Member

    My mistake. Slipped my mind. Been spending much time running back and forward to hospital after Mrs IRC was admitted by her GP on Friday. I shall start it now.

    dti
    Full Member

    Am i too layte ?

    Dtcaban on chess.com

    kennyp
    Free Member

    My mistake. Slipped my mind. Been spending much time running back and forward to hospital after Mrs IRC was admitted by her GP on Friday. I shall start it now.

    Hope she’s doing okay.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    I missed this . If it hasn’t started yet I will give it a go if you’ll have me after my earlier outburst .

    irc
    Full Member

    @KennyP Looking better now. A visit to GP last Friday ended with admission that night. MRI scan Monday, operation on spine (lumbar decompression) today. While I gather it is a relatively routine operation any surgery has risks etc.

    While I thought I was handling it fairly well I realised I was blundering regularly in some of my online games. Luckily by random chance I was on days off Fri -Tues. Nightshift Wed Thu and have the weekend covered with time off.

    But surgeon says operation went as planned. Expect her home tomorrow or Saturday.


    @dti
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    @RamseyNeil
    Sorry. Tournamnet has started.

    PS @RamseyNeil No apology required. I need to confess to blundering another queen in a current non STW game. But as per first paragraph I guess my mind was elsewhere.

    RamseyNeil
    Free Member

    No worries .Totally my fault . I’ll be in next time

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