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  1. 18 Dec '14 13:56 / 2 edits
    I won a blitz chess tournament last night. It was handicapped by time (20 minutes for each game in total, a one minute swing for every 20 points or part thereof difference in grades). I employed the Swiss Gambit by drawing in round 1 and thus avoided being paired against any of the top six seeds (I was the top seed) and finished on 4.5/5.

    This was my prize:
    http://www.cadburygiftsdirect.co.uk/products/448-maynards-wine-gums-540g.aspx

    This triumph was just the spur I needed to quit my job and become a full time chess professional (paid in wine gums).
  2. 18 Dec '14 14:00
    The old Swiss Gambit trick. I have used that myself from time to time.

    Yes quit your job. Man can live on wine gums quite easily.
    I'll tell Calrsen, Caruana and the rest you are on your way.

    Good Luck.
  3. 18 Dec '14 14:48
    Congratulations!

    Speaking of which, where is @SwissGambit hanging out?
  4. 18 Dec '14 15:08
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Speaking of which, where is @SwissGambit hanging out?
    He's still here.
  5. 19 Dec '14 09:42
    He hasn't made a move since long and I didn't encounter him in the forum either.
  6. Subscriber moonbus
    Uber-Nerd
    19 Dec '14 10:24
    Originally posted by tvochess
    Speaking of which, where is @SwissGambit hanging out?
    He's on a secret mission from MI5. (Don't tell anybody though.) (And don't call him Shirley.)
  7. Subscriber Ragwort
    Ex Duris Gloria
    19 Dec '14 10:46
    Originally posted by tvochess
    He hasn't made a move since long and I didn't encounter him in the forum either.
    There is more bite to his posts nowadays 😀
  8. 19 Dec '14 12:02
    Originally posted by tvochess
    He hasn't made a move since long and I didn't encounter him in the forum either.
    He's using a different name on RHP now, a practice I thoroughly disapprove of.
  9. Standard member byedidia
    Mister Why
    20 Dec '14 00:51
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    He's using a different name on RHP now, a practice I thoroughly disapprove of.
    As does Fat Lady.
  10. 22 Dec '14 11:12
    Alright. Thanks all for taking my question so serious. 😕

    Glad I figured it out though 😀

    By the way, sorry DF for hijacking the thread. But it's not totally my fault...
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Dec '14 03:04
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    I won a blitz chess tournament last night. It was handicapped by time (20 minutes for each game in total, a one minute swing for every 20 points or part thereof difference in grades). I employed the Swiss Gambit by drawing in round 1 and thus avoided being paired against any of the top six seeds (I was the top seed) and finished on 4.5/5.

    This was my pri ...[text shortened]... the spur I needed to quit my job and become a full time chess professional (paid in wine gums).
    Were those HUMAN gums?
  12. Subscriber Marinkatomb
    wotagr8game
    24 Dec '14 06:31
    Originally posted by Data Fly
    He's using a different name on RHP now, a practice I thoroughly disapprove of.
    Why? Using multiple accounts to cheat in some way, fair enough. But why can't someone start a new account if they stop using the old one? I don't really see that that is a rule violation, you only have one active account..
  13. Subscriber 64squaresofpain
    The drunk knight
    24 Dec '14 14:30
    Originally posted by Marinkatomb
    Why? Using multiple accounts to cheat in some way, fair enough. But why can't someone start a new account if they stop using the old one? I don't really see that that is a rule violation, you only have one active account..
    He's totally not being sarcastic... 🙂