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by Will Taylor
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Interview with Gawain Jones
Replies: 29
Views: 3730

Re: Interview with Gawain Jones

Nice quiz. Like others, I had to guess on the Peter Cloudsdale picture, but managed to get 100%.
by Will Taylor
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Does anyone know of any strong IM/GM coaches based anywhere near Durham (apart from Jonathan Hawkins, who doesn't want to take on any more coaching at the moment)? Thanks, Will I would have said try Hawkins again , as looking at his remarkable rating history on the rating database he is the player ...
by Will Taylor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Ben and Mick - I've tried online coaching, but only with text chat, and think I'd get significantly more out of face-to-face coaching. It's true that Skype might be nearly as good though.
by Will Taylor
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Does anyone know of any strong IM/GM coaches based anywhere near Durham (apart from Jonathan Hawkins, who doesn't want to take on any more coaching at the moment)?

Thanks,

Will
by Will Taylor
Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Thanks for the encouragement, David. I'll try. I sort of hope I do Weller-nough in the next couple of rounds to have a crack at JLW, but perhaps that's an unwise hope. :)
by Will Taylor
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

time to kick-start this one methinks..... Our hero is performing rather well at Sheffield yes? He has four from six. Qualification score for the next British Championship is 7.5/11. So 3.5/5 on the second week is the target. Thanks for telling me that. I didn't realise you could qualify for the mai...
by Will Taylor
Wed May 04, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

I'm semi-retired until the end of May for uni exams. After that the next 3-4 months will be largely dedicated to chess.
by Will Taylor
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

More to the point, actually, where is Will - we have'nt seen him around here for ages. I hope he is not letting his 'other' activities get in the way of responding to his fans - that is no way to go about becoming a grandmaster - he needs to know that with great power comes great responsibility. He...
by Will Taylor
Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Alex Holowczak wrote:Will you be playing for Durham at the BUCA event for Durham in Oxford?
Yes, all being well.
by Will Taylor
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

I wasn't asked to play last weekend, but I will be playing at the next one in February.
by Will Taylor
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

I've taken a quick break from training to branch into FIDE politics: http://roadtograndmaster.com/?p=236
Merry almost-Christmas!
by Will Taylor
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

From the annotated games on the website, I would say he's got to improve his knowledge and feel of some basic chess patterns. You shouldn't really need to spend half your available time just setting up a normal looking Bh6,g4, h4 punt against the Dragon. It was an interesting idea against an Accele...
by Will Taylor
Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Hi Will. Tried to stick on £2.00 with my WH account but no success am going along to my local WH to see if I can do it over the counter. I doubt you'll be able to over the counter. The way I did it was to e-mail Joe Crilly (jcrillyATwilliamhillDOTcoDOTuk). Quite a task young man, you are going to ...
by Will Taylor
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Road to Grandmaster
Replies: 282
Views: 32504

Re: Road to Grandmaster

Gavin Strachan wrote:I have just seen some of his games. All I will say is that after a hard long search I found a win v a 118 and a draw v Adams in a simul.
It can't have been a very 'hard long search', as a recent win against a 162 is posted on my site.