STW Chess Tournament – anyone up for it?
Yes I’m up for a tournament for the people who didnt make it through.Posted 2 weeks ago
One win each in my games with @gauss1777 .
Well played – I made a right mess of that first game!
Sorry crazy-legs just seeing this. I was pleased to win that game and get some points in the final stage, being the lowest ranked player. I’ve now lost 10 games in succession : (Posted 2 weeks ago
Still, it’s been enjoyable.
T4 is near enough finished to start T5. What about for T5 – as soon as round 1 finishes immediately start a T6 for all those knocked out in round one T5. This would get the bottom half playing again. Games would be against people closer in ability.
When did I start? My dad taught my brother and me when we were 6 or 7. Played a bit in the house and at school. After that disn’t play tha much until I started playing for a club in the Glasgow chess league around 1990. Very much average. My club was in division 4 of 7. And my grading was 1450-1500 which was around average. Played for 10 years or so with the club. Played a few weekend touraments as well. A good way of getting 5 proper over the board games in.
I got mugged at a party once. Someone told me there was another chess player and we set a board up. I lost rapidly at which point I was told he was the Scotish junior champion. Currently ranked in Scotland top 20.
So, any more interest for T5 now with T6 for runners up in round 1 T5?Posted 2 weeks ago
Count me in for T5 (and T6 when the inevitable happens). I’m kprook on chess.com.Posted 2 weeks ago
Yes please – richwalesPosted 2 weeks ago
I’m in for any tournies as always. Other people need an easy game or two to progress 😀Posted 2 weeks ago
I’m in for the next round – grahamwynne
Has T1 finished yet? 😛Posted 2 weeks ago
I once played for the school against the local posh kids and won my game in 4 moves – much to everyone’s surprise.
I decided to quit whilst ahead.Posted 2 weeks ago
Yes please for T5. jlyon77Posted 2 weeks ago
T5 for me please – KevinPhilipsBong 😊Posted 2 weeks ago
Signing up as cannon fodder again please, vince2638.
I learnt the moves and (most) of the rules at primary school, but had literally never played a game in the subsequent 50 years until entering the last tournament.Posted 2 weeks ago
T5 for me too please: Django2357
Any chance it could be 24 hrs a move this time?Posted 2 weeks ago
Count me in for T5 please – aide46Posted 2 weeks ago
OK. Entrants for T5. Anyone who wants in – copy and paste the list and add your Chess.com username to the bottom. Any votes for 1 or 2 day time limit?
irc1979Posted 2 weeks ago
OK, don’t know if the capital letters count (probably do actually) so…..
Cheers, 1 or 2 days is fine by mePosted 2 weeks ago
1 day is ideal for me. Thanks for doing this again.Posted 2 weeks ago
1 or 2 days depends on how big the groups are eg if you have maybe 3 or so games on the go then 1 day is fine. More than that my preference would be for 2 days per move.
And thanks for organising again.Posted 2 weeks ago
Yes please to T5. Nosedive37
I’m still in T1 bizarrely and having fluked through the last round due to a no show, and it looks like another fluke after ending up in a 3 player group with a banned player.Posted 2 weeks ago
JeremyDog in pleasePosted 2 weeks ago
“And thanks for organising again”Posted 2 weeks ago
I’ll second that!
Sounds like you played quite a bit as kid! I do wish I played it a bit more when I was younger. Trying to get my kids playing is a struggle!
I’m up for T5 but would prefer a 2 or 3 day over a 24h tournament (but let the people choose!)
aejames on chess.comPosted 2 weeks ago
Count me in as well pleasePosted 2 weeks ago
1 day my preference
OK. Names so far as below. Set up as 1 day per move. Vacation time is allowed. So anyone who can’t move for whatver reason in 24 hrs- in the hills etc – can suspends their moves.
Groups of 6 with 3 going through. The bottom 3 will be put in a new T6 tournament.
To join click
irc1979Posted 2 weeks ago
Thanks for setting this up, looking forward to itPosted 2 weeks ago
Invites sent for the users above yet to join STW T5.
Anyone else wanting to join the tournament on Chess.com, 1 move per day. Join at
List of players currently signed up is at
Still to join tournament.
Still space for anyone else interested as well. Join at
Apologies – missed the invite. Now joined 🙂Posted 1 week ago
Thanks for sorting @irc .Posted 1 week ago
And well done on your significant lead in the T4 tournament!
I was lucky. There were quite a few very close games.
STW5 still waiting for @aejames and @grahamwynne to join. THat will be 18 players. So 3 groups of 6 with top 3 going through and bottom 3 into T6.Posted 1 week ago
Still to join T5.Posted 1 week ago
@irc sorry im going to take a rain check… struggling with 2 day moves at the moment!Posted 1 week ago
I’m enjoying this! But its made me realise how rubbish I am. Can anyone suggest a good openings book that has lots of pictures and not too much confusing notation?Posted 1 week ago
@nosedive – opening theory is the last thing you should study.
A good middle game/general strategy book will do far more for you than trying to get to grips with opening.
The Amateurs Mind and How to Reassess Your Chess are a good starting points.
I’m annoyed with myself. I spent some time studying with these books and a couple of chess apps and got to 1400-1500 at one stage a few years ago.
I’m back down below 1000 now and struggling. Need to get back on it…Posted 1 week ago
I’m enjoying this! But its made me realise how rubbish I am. Can anyone suggest a good openings book that has lots of pictures and not too much confusing notation?
Posted 1 week ago
Try GothamChess on YouTube. Trying to learn opening theory or every possible option is just going to confuse you and you certainly don’t need to know the millions of names and variations but knowing the patterns and moves to watch out for is useful.
Thanks both for the suggestionsPosted 1 week ago
There is a lot of good stuff on YouTube. BEN Finegold does lectures pitched at various levelsPosted 1 week ago
For the first couple of moves of our game dannybgoode and I exactly replicated Saturday’s world championship match. However we have deviated from their lines now so I imagine those lightweights Carlsen and Nepo are no doubt studying our match in intense detail tonight!!Posted 1 week ago
I imagine those lightweights Carlsen and Nepo are no doubt studying our match in intense detail tonight!!
I dread to imagine what anyone looking at my last game would think!
Up against @ctk and I blundered very early on and got into a right pickle trying to defend it all. Eventually worked out after a mistake that allowed me some breathing space but I still needed to queen 2 pawns in order to finish it off!Posted 5 days ago
For the first couple of moves of our game dannybgoode and I exactly replicated Saturday’s world championship match. However we have deviated from their lines now so I imagine those lightweights Carlsen and Nepo are no doubt studying our match in intense detail tonight!!
And hoping they never meet us over the board. We’d crush them.
I did play a really good Russian chess player in some random chance meeting in Egypt. I did not last long…Posted 5 days ago
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