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by Nicky Chorley
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: July 2012 grading list now live
Replies: 93
Views: 13043

Re: July 2012 grading list now live

Yay, another decrease! Hopefully it'll go up in January :(.
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

I don't think I'll be able to keep going back and responding to every post individually :(. However, I do appreciate everyone's advice. Congrats to Richard James' attendance of all 100 Richmond Rapidplays so far :). Thanks for the info about chesskids.com.. That openings guide looks pretty basic, bu...
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Oh, OK, thanks Paul. Sorry, I had misunderstood and wasn't having a go, in case that's what it sounded like :). I'll need to do some reading on openings then, I think (as soon as I find a decent book, though I'll also look at chessgames.com as Roger suggested). With the Sicilian, most opponents I've...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Thanks all. I'll have to read through posts again (and probably again) as there's a lot of info in them. Roger: thanks for that. I've been to chessgames.com before. I was after a more wordy description of things, though. I doubt anyone would be too impressed if I found a load of games with the Itali...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Hi Geoff, I had some time to read through your first post of yesterday during some downtime at work. First of all, I'm no longer a student; I've been employed as a software engineer since January :). Also, while PhD studentships don't pay a great deal, I certainly wasn't struggling. There's a lot of...
by Nicky Chorley
Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

I'm not doomed! I've been doing tactics problems and will continue to do so :). Also, I've been told not to study openings so haven't really spent any time on them. The advice here is good, but it seems like it can be contradictory sometimes!
by Nicky Chorley
Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Thanks Christopher :). I'll probably just avoid reading Geoff's post first of all, so I can try to find the answers myself. At least Geoff's answers will be there so I can check afterwards. Working leaves me not much time when I get home, unfortunately, as I kinda just want to do not a whole lot.
by Nicky Chorley
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Still haven't had a chance to look at and digest all of the info here, but I'll get round to it eventually. It's not like the forum is going anywhere, right? :). Thanks all for the help. I know endgames are a problem of mine and haven't had much time to devote to study. However, I have ordered Silma...
by Nicky Chorley
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

Re: The fine form continues!

Thanks everyone for the invaluable comments as usual :). Congrats to Chris on his 4.5/6 yesterday too :). I've not had too much time to look at everything yet as I've only just got in from work and want to do some other things right now. I'll probably look at this during the week, or over the weeken...
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: The fine form continues!
Replies: 61
Views: 6773

The fine form continues!

I played the 100th Richmond Rapidplay today and finished on 3/6 :D. I haven't perfected my game yet, but I feel like I'm playing better. Here are my wins from the day. I've spotted mistakes, so I'll need to make sure I don't do that again. Enjoy (well, I'm sure they're not the most exciting games, b...
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: The London Team Rapidplay - 28/Apr/2012
Replies: 28
Views: 3717

Re: The London Team Rapidplay - 28/Apr/2012

Is there a typo on the website? It says "A complete team is required to register, you may not enter as an individual.", but the link to enter says "Team or Individual".
by Nicky Chorley
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks
Replies: 71
Views: 7921

Re: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks

Lol, thanks. I wouldn't go that far. Two wins came against very weak opponents (mate in 15 and 9 moves), but they're juniors so if they keep playing I imagine they'd get better quite quickly. As for the third, well, I really could have lost on time, having about a minute or two left by the time I de...
by Nicky Chorley
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks
Replies: 71
Views: 7921

Re: Winning, Losing or Drawing streaks

Two straight wins for me at Golders Green yesterday (and three for the event overall) :D.
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2012 grading list
Replies: 132
Views: 22139

Re: January 2012 grading list

I certainly like the plots and game info.
by Nicky Chorley
Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: January 2012 grading list
Replies: 132
Views: 22139

Re: January 2012 grading list

I've gone down :(. Oh well, at least it was only 2 points. Some of my good results aren't in yet. Hopefully I can get to 50ish for the August list.