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  1. 23 Mar '12 19:24 / 1 edit
    I'm doing this tomorrow for a bit of fun - it's not CC I know but any tips appreciated!
  2. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    26 Mar '12 09:15
    How did you do..? Any big scalps..?
  3. 26 Mar '12 10:27
    Originally posted by plopzilla
    I'm doing this tomorrow for a bit of fun - it's not CC I know but any tips appreciated!
    are the games of, 5, 10 or 15 minutes duration ?
  4. 26 Mar '12 12:01
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    are the games of, 5, 10 or 15 minutes duration ?
    It was 5 mins + 3 seconds , 11 rounds swiss.
  5. 26 Mar '12 15:07 / 2 edits
    It was a great tournament, very well organised but a very intense continuous 11 rounds of chess.

    I started well with 3 out of 5 then the moment I had been waiting for came - a game against a master. I played FM Jose Collados 2357 as white (who also has one GM norm) so I banged out the Nimzovich-Rossolimo attack on a prayer and it went something like:
    1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.Bxc6 dxc6 5.O-O Bg7 6.c3 Nf6 7.Re1 O-O 8.d3 e6 9.Be3 Nd7 10.Nbd2 a5 11.a4 b6 12.Nf1 Ba6 13.h3 Qc7 14.Ng3 Rfe8 15.Nh2 Rab8 16.d4 cxd4 17.cxd4 c5 18.Qg4 Nf6 19.Qh4 h5 20.Nf3 (sorry can't rememebr more) I got an incredible attack and he resigned before I mated him. I think I was so hyped up with adrenaline after that I then proceeded to play like a complete and total patzer for the rest of it getting only a half point - finishing on 4.5 out of 11.

    I lost three times trying to smash the English against 2100+ players so I need some repair work there (god how I hate that opening 🙁 )

    All in all was a very good day - would have liked a GM game but hey ho!
  6. Standard member kingshill
    Mr Ring Rusty
    26 Mar '12 15:14
    Congratulations on your good start and the game against the FM.