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  1. 28 Jan '12 11:35
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
  2. 28 Jan '12 13:35 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
    I am also fed up of chess, i am going back to the gym, i suggest you do the same fat boy!
  3. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    28 Jan '12 17:02 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
    One of my sons plays chess. He likes chess.com.
    I am going to start playing USCF OTB chess again at a chess club
    a little less than 75 miles away. Do not know of any close to me.
    For practice I may do some quicker games on-line too where I
    play the games without using the analyze board just like I would
    have to do OTB. I started that way here and was able to finish
    my first game in a few hours, since my opponent kept playing.
    But most people make one move then come back the next day.
    I don't like the real quick games because they don't give me
    enough time to think when I get in a complicated position.
  4. 28 Jan '12 18:14
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
    "I will go over every one of my games"
    "Every mistake I make, I will setup that position on a board"
    ... I then recommend playing to the end from that position. Don't make another mistake!
    "I will pay attention to how dangerous my moves are - not just what they attack"

    P.S >> Go over master games and some endgame puzzles and you'll be happy in about
    two years 😉

    Q
  5. Standard member hedonist
    peacedog's keeper
    28 Jan '12 20:21
    Originally posted by RJHinds
    One of my sons plays chess. He likes chess.com.
    I am going to start playing USCF OTB chess again at a chess club
    a little less than 75 miles away. Do not know of any close to me.
    For practice I may do some quicker games on-line too where I
    play the games without using the analyze board just like I would
    have to do OTB. I started that way here and was ...[text shortened]... k games because they don't give me
    enough time to think when I get in a complicated position.
    So you want play fast but will not give opp time to think?

    Then you should join ICC. Play timeodds there. I once beat a master by playing the most stupid move, and i meant it! 5min v 1min may seem a little extreme but the master wins a lot more than he loses.
  6. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    29 Jan '12 02:37
    Originally posted by hedonist
    So you want play fast but will not give opp time to think?

    Then you should join ICC. Play timeodds there. I once beat a master by playing the most stupid move, and i meant it! 5min v 1min may seem a little extreme but the master wins a lot more than he loses.
    I do not want to win by playing stupid moves. That does not appeal to me.
  7. 29 Jan '12 05:35
    Originally posted by PhySiQ
    "I will go over every one of my games"
    "Every mistake I make, I will setup that position on a board"
    ... I then recommend playing to the end from that position. Don't make another mistake!
    "I will pay attention to how dangerous my moves are - not just what they attack"

    P.S >> Go over master games and some endgame puzzles and you'll be happy in about
    two years 😉

    Q
    Would you like to suggest a fine collection of endgame puzzles for a semi mediocre player?
  8. 29 Jan '12 08:44
    Originally posted by robbie carrobie
    I am also fed up of chess, i am going back to the gym, i suggest you do the same fat boy!
    Ooohhh the cheek.
  9. 29 Jan '12 16:17
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
    Stumbleupon.
  10. 30 Jan '12 02:32
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Anyone had chess as their new year resolution? I'm sure the gyms, dieting clubs are all full of NYR's but who has chess as their NYR? I might make it mine - was feeling fed up of chess, stopped posting in the forums etc

    Might subscribe to a site but not sure which one. Any suggestions?
    I actually had both going to the gym and chess as my resolution. In terms of chess, it was very ambitious (get to 2100 USCF-- I'm about 1860 now down from a peak of 1950 two years ago) but doable if I work hard!
  11. 30 Jan '12 09:53
    Originally posted by enrico20
    Ooohhh the cheek.
    Or cheeks, a couple of hours on the cross trainer will see your appetite return as its one of the few things more torturous than chess!