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  • STW Chess Tournament – anyone up for it?
  • Premier Icon ctk
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    Yes I’m up for a tournament for the people who didnt make it through.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    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 : (
    Still, it’s been enjoyable.

    Premier Icon irc
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    @drew27

    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?

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    Count me in for T5 (and T6 when the inevitable happens). I’m kprook on chess.com.

    Premier Icon richwales
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    Yes please – richwales

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    I’m in for any tournies as always. Other people need an easy game or two to progress 😀

    Premier Icon grum
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    I’m in for the next round – grahamwynne

    Has T1 finished yet? 😛

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    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.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Yes please for T5. jlyon77

    Premier Icon fruitbat
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    T5 for me please – KevinPhilipsBong 😊

    Premier Icon vinnyeh
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    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.

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    T5 for me too please: Django2357

    Any chance it could be 24 hrs a move this time?

    Premier Icon aide
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    Count me in for T5 please – aide46

    Premier Icon irc
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    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?

    irc1979
    Django2357
    vince2638
    KevinPhilipsBong
    jlyon77
    grahamwynne
    richwales
    dannybgoode
    kprook

    Premier Icon aide
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    OK, don’t know if the capital letters count (probably do actually) so…..

    irc1979
    Django2357
    vince2638
    KevinPhilipsBong
    jlyon77
    grahamwynne
    richwales
    dannybgoode
    kprook

    +

    Aide46

    Cheers, 1 or 2 days is fine by me

    Premier Icon gauss1777
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    1 day is ideal for me. Thanks for doing this again.

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    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.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    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.

    Premier Icon ctk
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    JeremyDog in please

    Premier Icon beiciwr64
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    “And thanks for organising again”
    I’ll second that!
    comino64 please

    Premier Icon drew27
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    @irc

    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.com

    Premier Icon dti
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    irc1979
    Django2357
    vince2638
    KevinPhilipsBong
    jlyon77
    grahamwynne
    richwales
    dannybgoode
    kprook
    dtcaban

    Count me in as well please
    1 day my preference
    Thanks

    Premier Icon irc
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    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.

    https://support.chess.com/article/624-how-does-vacation-work-how-much-time-do-i-get

    Groups of 6 with 3 going through. The bottom 3 will be put in a new T6 tournament.

    To join click

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/stw-chess-club-t5/join/70e2b7

    irc1979
    Django2357
    vince2638
    KevinPhilipsBong
    jlyon77
    grahamwynne
    richwales
    dannybgoode
    kprook
    Aide46
    Nosedive37
    JeremyDog
    dtcaban
    aejames

    Premier Icon aide
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    Thanks for setting this up, looking forward to it

    Premier Icon irc
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    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

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/stw-chess-club-t5/join/70e2b7

    List of players currently signed up is at

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/stw-chess-club-t5/players

    Premier Icon irc
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    Still to join tournament.

    aejames
    dannybgoode
    grahamwynne
    KevinPhilipsBong
    richwales

    Still space for anyone else interested as well. Join at

    https://www.chess.com/tournament/stw-chess-club-t5/join/70e2b7

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Apologies – missed the invite. Now joined 🙂

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Thanks for sorting @irc .
    And well done on your significant lead in the T4 tournament!

    Premier Icon irc
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    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.

    Premier Icon irc
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    aejames
    grahamwynne

    Still to join T5.

    Premier Icon drew27
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    @irc sorry im going to take a rain check… struggling with 2 day moves at the moment!

    Premier Icon irc
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    @drew27

    No problem.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    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?

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    @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…

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    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?


    @nosedive

    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.

    Premier Icon nosedive
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    Thanks both for the suggestions

    Premier Icon irc
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    There is a lot of good stuff on YouTube. BEN Finegold does lectures pitched at various levels

    Premier Icon kennyp
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    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!!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    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!

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    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…

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