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  1. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Mar '08 17:48
    At last. Something clicked in my head ! I am seeing things better. I am doing endgame studies tons of CTS tactics, blitz on FICS, chessmaster drills (undefended pieces under time attack) every day for 4 hours last 3 weeks. I even learnt every square color to improve visualization.

    And now, suddenly, I can not lose ! 30 games in a row against 1200-1400.

    Nice
  2. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    19 Mar '08 17:52
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    At last. Something clicked in my head ! I am seeing things better. I am doing endgame studies tons of CTS tactics, blitz on FICS, chessmaster drills (undefended pieces under time attack) every day for 4 hours last 3 weeks. I even learnt every square color to improve visualization.

    And now, suddenly, I can not lose ! 30 games in a row against 1200-1400.

    Nice
    yeah cuz that's soooo impressive for a guy whose strength is near 1800
  3. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Mar '08 18:08
    Originally posted by duecer
    yeah cuz that's soooo impressive for a guy whose strength is near 1800
    I never was even near 1800 !
  4. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    19 Mar '08 18:11
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    I never was even near 1800 !
    1650 isn't that far off !!! I am sure we will all be watching your progress with interest !!!
  5. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Mar '08 18:21
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    1650 isn't that far off !!! I am sure we will all be watching your progress with interest !!!
    You see, I did not sandbagging after all ! No tournaments in progress
  6. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    19 Mar '08 18:36
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    You see, I did not sandbagging after all ! No tournaments in progress
    I noticed that ( no tournaments), instead you beat up on the 1200-1400 players, there are those that would consider that sandbagging!!
  7. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Mar '08 19:08
    Originally posted by Very Rusty
    I noticed that ( no tournaments), instead you beat up on the 1200-1400 players, there are those that would consider that sandbagging!!
    When you are down with points, the fastest way to return points is to play a lot of games against a bit weaker opponents. They are not obliged to accept my open invites and some of them even offer rematches ! So no problem with my opponents.
  8. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    19 Mar '08 19:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    When you are down with points, the fastest way to return points is to play a lot of games against a bit weaker opponents. They are not obliged to accept my open invites and some of them even offer rematches ! So no problem with my opponents.
  9. Subscriber Very Rusty
    Treat Everyone Equal
    19 Mar '08 19:45
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    When you are down with points, the fastest way to return points is to play a lot of games against a bit weaker opponents. They are not obliged to accept my open invites and some of them even offer rematches ! So no problem with my opponents.
    I wasn't saying you were sandbagging, I said there are those would see it as such. My rating runs between 1400-1800 when I have a heavy game load, I assume there are those who would claim that sandbagging, who have never had a heavy game load. !!
  10. 20 Mar '08 03:57
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    At last. Something clicked in my head ! I am seeing things better. I am doing endgame studies tons of CTS tactics, blitz on FICS, chessmaster drills (undefended pieces under time attack) every day for 4 hours last 3 weeks. I even learnt every square color to improve visualization.

    And now, suddenly, I can not lose ! 30 games in a row against 1200-1400.

    Nice
    Play me chief.
  11. Standard member sasquatch672
    Don't Like It Leave
    23 Mar '08 07:01
    Originally posted by ivan2908
    At last. Something clicked in my head ! I am seeing things better. I am doing endgame studies tons of CTS tactics, blitz on FICS, chessmaster drills (undefended pieces under time attack) every day for 4 hours last 3 weeks. I even learnt every square color to improve visualization.

    And now, suddenly, I can not lose ! 30 games in a row against 1200-1400.

    Nice
    Con-grat-lations. You have found the download site for ChessMaster 2000.
  12. Standard member ivan2908
    SelfProclaimedTitler
    23 Mar '08 10:21 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by sasquatch672
    Con-grat-lations. You have found the download site for ChessMaster 2000.
    Actually since I posses Chessmaster 10th edition and Fritz 10 as well, I really do not need Chessmaster 2000.

    Wanna game ?