1. la dolce vita
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    After all the friendly, warm-hearted, well-meaning encouragement from my dear friend Very Rusty, I decided to try and improve my game by joining tourneys to get some variation in play and level.

    Just won my first one.
    I might read a chess book next!
  2. SubscriberPonderable
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    25 May '22 09:10
    @divegeester

    So congratulations on winning Tournament 42345.
  3. SubscriberFMF
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    @divegeester said
    I might read a chess book next!
    Write one.
  4. Subscribermchill
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    @divegeester said
    After all the friendly, warm-hearted, well-meaning encouragement from my dear friend Very Rusty, I decided to try and improve my game by joining tourneys to get some variation in play and level.

    Just won my first one.
    I might read a chess book next!
    Congrats!! I really mean that. This is not a minor achievement. Start some tactics training. Get the completive fires burning. You can do this!! πŸ™‚
  5. SubscriberKevin Eleven
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    25 May '22 11:53
    @divegeester said
    After all the friendly, warm-hearted, well-meaning encouragement from my dear friend Very Rusty, I decided to try and improve my game by joining tourneys to get some variation in play and level.

    Just won my first one.
    I might read a chess book next!
    Quite brave of you. Congratulations!
  6. la dolce vita
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    @mchill said
    Congrats!! I really mean that. This is not a minor achievement. Start some tactics training. Get the completive fires burning. You can do this!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks, appreciate that.

    I am quite a competitive person but only in certain things and in certain ways. For example I will fight in every individual game of chess to win it, but I have never tried to improve my game by reading up or other means. I play for fun and for clan wins that’s it, wether or not I improve hasn’t really mattered.

    In clan games if I’m at say 1100 then I just play someone at 1100 rather than someone at 1000, so it makes no real difference. In general terms what would I likely get to if I focused hard and put time in… 1200 maybe? I don’t know how much a person can improve their natural level by practice and effort.

    So is all this chess rating just a bit of vanity really?
  7. la dolce vita
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    @kevin-eleven said
    Quite brave of you. Congratulations!
    I wouldn’t say “brave”, I wasn’t aware of summoning up any courage when I entered the tournament. I did have a slight sense of epiphany I suppose, a sort of “why didn’t I do this before” feeling.

    Anyway thank you for your congratulations.
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    Congrats.πŸ‘
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    @divegeester said
    After all the friendly, warm-hearted, well-meaning encouragement from my dear friend Very Rusty, I decided to try and improve my game by joining tourneys to get some variation in play and level.

    Just won my first one.
    I might read a chess book next!
    only four behind Suzi πŸ˜†
  10. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @gertrude said
    only four behind Suzi πŸ˜†
    You would have to take into consideration who the games were won against. That would give you a better idea of the real rating of the person won it. πŸ™‚

    EDIT: The gooster gives me for too much credit in giving him incentive. It was more like get up off your butt and do a some studying which would do you much better than what you are doing in here now.

    -VR
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    @very-rusty said
    You would have to take into consideration who the games were won against. That would give you a better idea of the real rating of the person won it. πŸ™‚

    EDIT: The gooster gives me for too much credit in giving him incentive. It was more like get up off your butt and do a some studying which would do you much better than what you are doing in here now.

    -VR
    it took the gooster 14 years to nail his first tourny win
    will he live long enough to get a second 😒
  12. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    25 May '22 15:451 edit
    @gertrude said
    it took the gooster 14 years to nail his first tourny win
    will he live long enough to get a second 😒
    Lemon,

    He can correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think he has played in a lot of tournaments.

    If he is actually studying some that is good thing for him and his Clanmates! I would say kudo's to that.

    -VR
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    @divegeester

    TU from me, Dive. Tournament play has its own dynamic, different to playing one-on-one; it’s good to gain that experience.
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    @divegeester said
    I wouldn’t say “brave”, I wasn’t aware of summoning up any courage when I entered the tournament. I did have a slight sense of epiphany I suppose, a sort of “why didn’t I do this before” feeling.

    Anyway thank you for your congratulations.
    It takes some sort of courage, I think, and some sense of humour too. πŸ™‚
  15. la dolce vita
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