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by Nicky Chorley
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unfamiliar territory: Black in a Nimzo-Larsen
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Re: Unfaimilar territory: Black in a Nimzo-Larsen

Did you notice that Black's structure and the material imbalance of two Bishops and a Knight against two Knights and a Bishop can also arise from the Trompowsky? I didn't, but that's likely as I've had no experience with the Trompowsky either. These days I'm playing the English and responding to d4...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Chess Questions
Topic: Unfamiliar territory: Black in a Nimzo-Larsen
Replies: 7
Views: 714

Unfamiliar territory: Black in a Nimzo-Larsen

I'm really missing OTB chess as probably a lot of people are, but I'm trying to play some decent games online. Here's a correspondence game I played with Black over the course of a day (!). I can't recall facing the Nimzo-Larsen before and I misplayed the opening losing a pawn. I got it back and the...
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A game I enjoyed
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

A game I enjoyed

I'm playing lots of correspondence games these days, on chess.com, lichess.org as well as through the ICCF, while we wait for OTB chess to resume when it's safe to do so. I particularly enjoyed this game and my opponent made the unwise decision to open up his king after castling long, instead of pla...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30641

Re: July 2020 grades

Quite! I'd like to be at least 100 really :).
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2020 grades
Replies: 73
Views: 30641

Re: July 2020 grades

I'm up to a reasonable 74E. I felt like I was playing decent chess this season. Still aiming for 100.
by Nicky Chorley
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of games with the French
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: A couple of games with the French

Thanks for the game references, Jonathan; I'll have a look when I have some more time. Even if I've been playing on and off for a number of years, I still consider myself quite inexperienced. Having said that, I still find the Italian quite dull.. I'll probably try to start playing some OTB rapid ev...
by Nicky Chorley
Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of games with the French
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: A couple of games with the French

Roger: thanks for that. I figured that passed pawn was the asset in that ending. I was also surprised by 45. exf6 and thought that e6 made sense there. David: also thanks. Yeah, perhaps I should have played on. Apparently c3 is OK (working with that loose bishop) or exd5 getting two rooks for the qu...
by Nicky Chorley
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of games with the French
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: A couple of games with the French

I guess I'd probably be even more out of depth with a Sicilian, though I suppose said opponents maybe wouldn't know the theory either ;). Hopefully I'm still managing to play OK!
by Nicky Chorley
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A couple of games with the French
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

A couple of games with the French

I've been away from serious OTB chess for quite a while now (though we do have a club at work where I still play some casual games) and so most of my chess activity these days is online, where I'm playing blitz or correspondence (but I'm really trying to avoid the former!). I played a couple of rapi...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:59 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: The July 2015 Grading List
Replies: 45
Views: 10137

Re: The July 2015 Grading List

I've not played much this season, but I've gone up all the way to 37. Maybe one day I'll reach 100, if I continue to play.
by Nicky Chorley
Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?
Replies: 135
Views: 26188

Re: Problems Accessing the ECF Grading Database?

I went up 3 points, taking me to 29, hurrah. Maybe I'll crack 30 in the summer!
by Nicky Chorley
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fun with White in the Caro-Kann
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Fun with White in the Caro-Kann

First win of the season! Hurrah :D. [Date "2014.11.26"] [White "N. Chorley"] [Black "A. Rutkowski"] [Result "1-0"] [FEN "rnbqkbnr/pppppppp/8/8/8/8/PPPPPPPP/RNBQKBNR w KQkq - 0 1"] 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Bf5 5.Ng3 Bg6 6.Nf3 e6 7.Bd3 Ne7 8.Be3 Nd5 9.Bxg6 hxg6 10.Qd2 Qb6 11.O-O-O Bb4 12.Qd3 ...
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 18675

Re: Fischer Number

Cool :D.
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 18675

Re: Fischer Number

I'm not sure, maybe an hour or so. It was kinda fun :D.
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Fischer Number
Replies: 138
Views: 18675

Re: Fischer Number

I've found a path for me that's 13 links long. I tried to optimise in the early links by trying to find the highest grades of opponents (going back only 1-3 years in the ECF database). Nicky Chorley 1-0 Adrian Rutkowski (London League, 2014-11-26. Pretty happy with this win :D) Adrian Rutkowski 1-0 ...