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    • Lancaster vs. University Match

      Monday 1st December, I played my first game representing Lancaster University (where I now study). The match was against Lancaster A in the local league; so a 4 board team match! I got the opportunity to play on Board 1, which gave me Black again... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 17/dic/2014
      • | 119 visualizzazioni
      • | 2 commenti
    • Preston Congress 2014

      On the weekend of the 22nd/23rd November, I competed in the Preston Chess Congress. It was held in one of the UCLan buildings, near the city centre. I entered the Major (u170 ECF) section (u1975 FIDE), which saw a very strong turnout of 40 players... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 24/nov/2014
      • | 242 visualizzazioni
      • | 4 commenti
    • A couple of Weekly games

      Ok, so after a poor Slow Swiss, I immediately signed up for the next one! Need practice. I played a couple of Weekly games to tide myself over until Slow Swiss 19 began. These are both 45/45 games as well. The first week, I played isaiahjhonson,... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 11/nov/2014
      • | 230 visualizzazioni
      • | 3 commenti
    • Slow Swiss #18

      So, over a month ago now, the summer finally came to an end and I started postgraduate study at University. With this came the inevitable need for procrastination, and so to divert myself I tamed my bullet ways and started playing in Slow events a... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 11/nov/2014
      • | 183 visualizzazioni
      • | 1 commento
    • Games vs. York

      Had a few players from York Uni make the trip up to Durham today. We played a match in the morning (1hr per side) and then in the afternoon, a 4 round Swiss, 30 minute games. I notated my long game and one other vs. a York player. Both ended in a... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 14/giu/2014
      • | 469 visualizzazioni
      • | 5 commenti
    • Slow Swiss #11

      Hi all, it's ages since I played in this tournament, but finally got around to posting my games. Analysis will be light, but hopefully useful! So this was a 5 round Swiss, hosted here on chess.com by the DHLC. The time controls were 45 45 for eac... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 15/mar/2014
      • | 462 visualizzazioni
      • | 3 commenti
    • BUCA Championships 2014

      LAST weekend was the BUCA Team tournament, a competition between teams of 4 players from some of the UK's higher-educational establishments. Durham uni's chess club, having grown a lot since its re-incarnation last year, managed to yield two full ... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 28/feb/2014
      • | 608 visualizzazioni
      • | 4 commenti
    • Durham Uni vs. Peterlee 28/1/14

      Following on from our friendly against Darlington, we played a friendly against Peterlee, reputedly one of the strongest clubs in the area. It was about a 20 minute taxi journey out there, then probably an extra 5-10 as we drove up and down the ro... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 12/feb/2014
      • | 1278 visualizzazioni
      • | 5 commenti
    • Durham Uni vs. Darlington 25/1/14

      This was a friendly match we played last night, 6 players a side. Well, Darlington could only bring 4 up to Durham this particular time, which is understandable - it's not a trivial journey! So our top two players played each other on Board 1, and... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 26/gen/2014
      • | 658 visualizzazioni
      • | 2 commenti
    • Slow Swiss #10: Rounds 4 & 5

      So, after 3 rounds of Slow Swiss #10, I am 2/3 with 2 rounds to play! The penultimate round saw me paired with Lavner, and it was a very interesting game, where we got into a situation I have often played before in blitz via a particular variation... | Leggi tutto

      • -waller-
      • | 24/dic/2013
      • | 547 visualizzazioni
      • | 4 commenti