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by Nicky Chorley
Sat Nov 15, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some more games
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Some more games

I'm quite pleased with both of these. [White "Nicky Chorley"] [Black "Henry Yu"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [Event "Middlesex vs. Surrey U120"] [Date "2014.11.08"] 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Qa5 3.Nf3 Nc6 4.Bc4 e5 5.O-O Nf6 6.Re1 Be7 7.d3 O-O 8.Be3 Ng4 9.Nbd2 Nxe3 10.Rxe3 d6 11.Re1 Qc7 12.Nf1 Bf6 13.Ne3 Be6 14.Bb3 Ne7 15...
by Nicky Chorley
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:38 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2014 gradings out
Replies: 82
Views: 20018

Re: July 2014 gradings out

I went up two points, getting ever closer to my goal of 100. I had a good season this year (even if my results show two wins and four losses. Two of those losses were good games), so I'm pleased with that.
by Nicky Chorley
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winning
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winni

Yes, both sections are still going and the Championship is the top section. This year, we have 27 players across all sections.
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winning
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winni

The final position was after 31. Qf1. I think both of us missed the mate after 30. Kg2 Re2+ and I've just seen one line now. I already am at the bottom of the class, compared with most here (grade-wise, anyway) :D. Also, I don't face the English regularly either :). Actually, I've had White in most ...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winning
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Uncommon openings and accepting a draw when you're winning

[Event "Metropolitan summer tournament (Silver Queen)"] [Site "Metropolitan"] [Date "2014.07.10"] [White "P. Szabó"] [Black "N. Chorley"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [PlyCount "61"] 1. g3 e5 2. c4 Nf6 3. Nc3 c6 4. Nf3 d6 5. Bg2 Be6 6. d3 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. b4 Nbd7 9. e4 Qc7 10. Bg5 a6 11. Qd2 Rfd8 12. Bxf6 B...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Warwick 2015 (British Championships)
Replies: 128
Views: 25546

Re: Warwick 2015

Reg Clucas wrote:I'm sure someone will complain it's too remote.
It really isn't that bad. The bus doesn't take that long to get there from Coventry station.

I'm going to try and make it to the event next year. It's convenient and is the place where I got my first taste of competitive chess :).
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some recent games
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Some recent games

Does 1. d4 count as an "early d4"? I thought about switching (back) to that, but I'm not sure whether that's the best choice, or if I should play the Spanish, Scotch or something else. 1. d4 is a different type of game. Long, long ago I switched from 1. e4 to 1. d4 for the first time. What struck m...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Apr 26, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some recent games
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Some recent games

But whenever you set up a position with a Bishop on c4 and a pawn on e4 defended by pieces, .. Nxe4 is always possible, so should be analysed if you want to anticipate your opponent's moves. Main Line Four Knights is to play Bb5 or d4 at move 4. Noted, thanks. Having played through the game, isn't ...
by Nicky Chorley
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Some recent games
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Some recent games

A good game against a much stronger opponent. I was pleased with this one, despite losing on time and also missing the fact that Black has 4. Bc4 Nxe4. My opponent thankfully missed it too! Perhaps the Four Knights took him by surprise. [White "N. Chorley"] [Black "K. Jones"] [Result "0-1"] 1. e4 e5...
by Nicky Chorley
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2014 Grades
Replies: 104
Views: 21681

Re: January 2014 Grades

Yay, I went up 3 points in January and am hoping to go up a few more points in the next list.
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Jul 29, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Opening ceremonies
Replies: 17
Views: 3091

Re: Opening ceremonies

carrying on from Stewart: RZA from Wu Tang Clan is famously a big fan: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/07/arts/music/07clan.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEa8aOZYcTY GZA is also and he and DJ Muggs from Cypress Hill created an album, Grandmasters, on which most of the track titles are chess te...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal

Is the point of Bxh7 to try and expose the king, or is there more to it? After I got the piece trapped, that was my line of thought when taking there; I thought I might be able to use that hole later on. A brief look at the guide to the French on the chessKIDS website suggests Bxh7 is a common theme...
by Nicky Chorley
Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal

Maybe he just wanted to transpose to a French to confuse me; I dunno as I hadn't seen him play or anything beforehand. I think I'd have been OK playing a Caro-Kann, h4 and all. Yeah, I saw that he couldn't play Nd3, which was why I played c3 instead of a3 :D. Also, to Paul, yeah, I even thought abou...
by Nicky Chorley
Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Come on! A game from the Metropolitan internal

I know all the attention is on the British right now, but I thought I'd share this game nonetheless. I've not done any analysis, as I only played this evening, but am happy to report I won :D. That gives me a score of 2/4 so far (2 draws, 1 win, 1 loss) with 2 games to go. Enjoy! 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.N...
by Nicky Chorley
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2012 grading list now live
Replies: 93
Views: 13032

Re: July 2012 grading list now live

At least my rapid grade went up. Approximately half-way to my 100 target for January.